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Video Lockdown Training Ep. 6 - Advanced Fingerboarding Pt. 2

This week's episode of Lockdown Training Discussion sees Neil Gresham, Maddy Cope and Louis Parkinson tackle the topic of advanced fingerboarding by answering viewer's questions.

Video Lockdown Training Ep. 5 - Advanced Fingerboarding Pt. 1

This week's episode of Lockdown Training Discussion sees Neil Gresham, Maddy Cope and Louis Parkinson tackle the topic of advanced fingerboarding by answering viewer's questions.

Video Lockdown Training Ep. 4 - Training Movement from Home

In this week's episode of Lockdown Training Discussion, Maddy Cope, Neil Gresham, and Louis Parkinson tackle the topic of training movement at home.

Video Lockdown Training Ep. 3 - Fingerboarding for the first time during Lockdown

This week's episode of Lockdown Training Discussion carries on from last...

Video Lockdown Training Ep. 2 - Is Fingerboarding good for beginners?

In this week's episode of Lockdown Training, Neil Gresham, Maddy Cope and Louis Parkinson tackle...

Video New Lockdown Training Series - Ep. 1 - Staying Motivated

This first episode of our lockdown training panel discussion features Neil Gresham, Maddy Cope and...

Fri Night Vid Louis Parkinson - Bouldering in Japan

This week's Friday Night Video follows indoor strongman Louis Parkinson to Japan. Louis laps in the Japanese...


Latest Reviews for Louis's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX

Is it a shoe, or a boot? Marrying a soft, supportive and shock-absorbing feel with a comparatively light weight, the Ultra Raptor Mid GTX arguably gives you the best of both worlds, says Dan Bailey. For lightweight backpacking, long summer hill...

PETZL IKO CORE - gimmick or innovation?

With its unique fit, the IKO CORE is a genuinely different and innovative headtorch. But whether it's much better than a more conventional model depends what you want it for, says Rob Greenwood. If you're climbing, look elsewhere; but if comfort,...

Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long routes and lower-grade days, a flatter and more neutral model may be preferable to the toe-cramping asymmetry of a downturned...

La Sportiva Testarossa

The Testarossa MkII will please devotees of the early 2000s original, and route climbers alike, and is a worthwhile addition to La...

Petzl SWIFT RL - One Headtorch to Rule Them All?

The SWIFT RL offers an amazingly heavyweight power output in a light and compact package, says Rob Greenwood,...

La Sportiva TX Guide shoes

With a refined design that marries the confidence inspiring grip of a trail shoe, and climbing performance to match the best in...

La Sportiva Jackal

"I liked the Jackal from the moment I first put them on and have continued to love them through repeated use" says Rob Greenwood. Designed...


Latest News from Louis's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

New Footwear Spring/Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round u...

La Sportiva Theory and Solution Comp

La Sportiva have two new shoes arriving for SS'20: the Solution Comp and the Theory. Extreme sensitivity combined with high dynamism allows the Theory to have unprecedented pedidextarity and reactivity on holds. The Solution Comp is a softer and...

La Sportiva Jackal - Mountain Running Shoe

The Jackal is a mountain running shoe dedicated to off-road running over ultra distances

ISPO 2020 - New Footwear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

The New Petzl SWIFT RL Headlamp

With 900 lumens of lighting power at only 100 grams, the SWIFT RL is Petzl's brightest compact headlamp. Designed with a...

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's...

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the...


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