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Martin Keller on Ninja Skills Sit Start (Font 8C/+)  © Moon Climbing

Fri Night Vid Martin Keller climbs Ninja Skills Sit Start (Font 8C/+)

Our Friday Night Video this week takes us deep into the world of long-term projects. How far does your perseverance stretch? Three years of effort, over 150 sessions, -6ºC in 50cm of snow, all-night 12-hour sessions, then 25ºC in July. Ninja Skill...

Martin Keller on Big Cat, ~8B+, Chironico, Switzerland  © Martin Keller
Martin Keller on Big Cat, ~8B+, Chironico, Switzerland  © Martin Keller

Video Martin Keller vs. Big Cat, Font 8B+

Recently Martin Keller managed to repeat Jimmy Webb's Big Cat, ~8B+, at Chironico, Switzerland. It didn't give in without a fight.

Martin Keller on Highlander, ~8C, Sustenpass, Switzerland  © Angela Wagner
Martin Keller on Highlander, ~8C, Sustenpass, Switzerland  © Angela Wagner

News First ascent of Highlander, Font 8C, after 13 years by Martin Keller

Martin Keller has finally made the first ascent of what has to be one of the longest standing projects in bouldering history. His Highlander-project at the Sustenpass in Switzerland.

Martin Keller on Insanity of Grandeur, ~8C, Chironico, Switzerland  © Angela Wagner
Martin Keller on Insanity of Grandeur, ~8C, Chironico, Switzerland  © Angela Wagner

News Insanity of grandeur, Font 8C, by Martin Keller

Martin Keller has made what I think is the sixth ascent of Dai Koyamada's Insanity of grandeur, Font 8C, at...

Martin Keller on Nike, ~8B+, Brione, Switzerland  © Angela Wagner
Martin Keller on Nike, ~8B+, Brione, Switzerland  © Angela Wagner

News Martin Keller does it again - Nike, Font 8B+

Martin Keller has made the first ascent of Nike, one of the oldest undone projects left at Brione, Ticino.

Martin Keller on Gepresster Hase, ~8C, Sustenpass, Switzerland  © Angela Wagner
Martin Keller on Gepresster Hase, ~8C, Sustenpass, Switzerland  © Angela Wagner

News Gepresster Hase, Font 8C, first ascent by Martin Keller

Martin Keller, possibly the most tenacious boulderer on the planet when it comes to projects (remember his...

Martin Keller on Kein Schneehäschen, 8B/+, Sustenpass, Switzerland  © Angela Wagner
Martin Keller on Kein Schneehäschen, 8B/+, Sustenpass, Switzerland  © Angela Wagner

News Alpine ascents from Keller and Robinson

Winter is knocking on the door at the high altitude areas of the Alps. When the conditions are good however, they are really...

Martin keller on Der mit dem Fels tanzt, 8C, Chironico  © Angela Wagner
Martin keller on Der mit dem Fels tanzt, 8C, Chironico  © Angela Wagner

News Martin Keller conquers the Fisch-project

Dai Koyamada near the top of Daedalus, 8B+  © Ikuko serata
Dai Koyamada near the top of Daedalus, 8B+  © Ikuko serata

News Koyamada climbs Daedalus, 8B+

Dai Koyamada on
Dai Koyamada on

News Koyamada and Keller at Sustenpass

Martin Keller on Ikarus/Daedalus  © Angela Wagner
Martin Keller on Ikarus/Daedalus  © Angela Wagner

News The new story of Ikarus and Daedalus

The LowDown: News from Swizzy  © UKC News
The LowDown: News from Swizzy  © UKC News

News News from Swizzy


Latest Reviews for Martin's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

How many is too many?  © Penny Orr

Mid-Sized Bouldering Mats

Bouldering mats have come a long way since the beer towel. Not only do modern pads give a better landing, they are also bigger, easier to carry and boast useful extra features. This test highlights the range of options currently available.

Group Test Rope Bags MOntage  © UKC gear
Group Test Rope Bags MOntage  © UKC gear

Dedicated Rope Bags

Most climbers own a rope bag, but few take much trouble in choosing one. Considering how much use you'll get out of it, however, a little extra thought could prove worthwhile. We compare 11 current models.

gift guide montage  © UKC Gear
gift guide montage  © UKC Gear

Christmas Gift Guide: Goodies for £40 and Under

Christmas is nearly here, and as usual we've left present buying til the last minute. From seasonal staples like hats and torches to climbing hardwear and ultralight packs, here are some ideas that won't break the bank.

Moon clothes montage  © Heather Swift
Moon clothes montage  © Heather Swift

Moon Women's Cyphette Pant and Sigma Vest

Bold, bright and sassy: Moon's Sigma Vest and Cyphette Pants pull no punches, technically or visually, says Heather...

Moonboard Review Montage Image  © Nick Brown - UKC
Moonboard Review Montage Image  © Nick Brown - UKC

Moonboard

In early December, UKC received an invitation to review the latest incarnation of the Moonboard. Never one to shy away from a challenge UKC accepted the...

Moon review  © UKC Gear
Moon review  © UKC Gear

Moon Pants and Jackets

Paul Phillips and Ola Stępień take a look at a selection from the 2016 Moon clothing range. "As with all gear the devil...

stocking fillers montage 2  © Dan Bailey
stocking fillers montage 2  © Dan Bailey

Christmas Special - Gifts Ideas under £40

Stuck for a few last minute stocking fillers for the climber in your life? Here's a few quick ideas for small...


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Friction Labs  © Friction Labs

Friction Labs Secret Stuff + AF

Secret Stuff is FrictionLabs answer to liquid chalk. Rub a small amount on your hands, let dry, and a perfect layer of the highest purity Magnesium Carbonate magically appears. Also, new for 2019, we have introduced our newest liquid chalk innovat...

Could You Be The Next MoonBoard Master?

The official MoonBoard competition returns with a whole new format for Autumn 2019. Enter the Open Qualifier Round from 16th - 30th September.

Summer Clothing  © Moon
Summer Clothing  © Moon

Moon Summer Clothing

With the summer upon us and the UK basking in glorious weather it's high time to update your summer climbing gear, here we have some choice offerings from Moon Climbing, 100% designed for climbing in the toastiest of temperatures.

Secreet Stuff square  © Friction labs
Secreet Stuff square  © Friction labs

Friction Labs Secret Stuff and Magic Balls

Designed to help you consistently climb at your limit, FrictionLabs chalk is made for climbers, by climbers.

Moonboard Masters  © Moon
Moonboard Masters  © Moon

The North Face MoonBoard Masters

18-months ago, with ten solid years of hard training under its belt, the MoonBoard received its first major update with...

OutDoor 2018 Montage  © UKC
OutDoor 2018 Montage  © UKC

OutDoor 2017 - Mountain Clothing and Footwear

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some...

OutDoor 2018  © UKClimbing
OutDoor 2018  © UKClimbing

OutDoor 2017 - Climbing Gear and Rock Shoes

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video...