Mick Lovatt


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Mick has been climbing for over 40 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in many aspects of the climbing scene including bouldering, competition climbing, sport, trad and alpine.

Mick has numerous first ascents to his name with routes such as Climb of the Century (8a+) and Conceptual Continuity (8b) at Malham Cove, the Kilnsey classic Biological Need (7c), Mirage (8a) at Gordale and Meltdown (E7 6b) in the Lake District.

Mick is widely known as a sport climber but since relocating to North Wales in 2016 he has rediscovered his ‘trad’ roots most recently with early repeats of Bam Bam (E8 6b) and Requiem for a Vampire (E8 6b) at Craig Dorys.


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Nick and Mick  © UKC News

Interview Mick Lovatt and Nick Bullock let loose on Craig Dorys

80s sport climbing 'stamina merchant' Mick Lovatt has been active on the precariously loose Stigmata Buttress on Craig Dorys, Lleyn Peninsula. At 59, Mick made an impressive third ascent of Stevie Haston's steep Requiem for a Vampire (E8 6b), s...


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Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes

'Performance' is a huge category, so with UK sport climbing in mind we've narrowed the focus of this review to down-turned, supportive shoes with a good edge. How did they all do?

Comfy Boots Review  © UKC Gear
Comfy Boots Review  © UKC Gear

All Day Rock Shoes

Rock shoes are one of the most important pieces of climbing equipment you will ever buy. So to help you make the choice... We've tested nine pairs of comfortable shoes on lower grade routes.

Charlie Boscoe Shoe Review Montage  © UKC Gear
Charlie Boscoe Shoe Review Montage  © UKC Gear

Red Chili Habanero VCR Rock Shoes

Charlie Boscoe reviews the VCR version of the Red Chili Habanero. "As soon as the Habaneros emerged from their packaging, it was obvious Red Chili's claim there would be 'out of the box' performance was going to be spot on..."

Same same but different  © Sarah Flint
Same same but different  © Sarah Flint

'All Rounder' Rock Shoes

"I took them all out together in a sort of shoe orgy and became an Imelda Marcos figure at the local crag," explains Sarah Flint,...

Enjoying the pocketed limestone perfection of Chateauvert, Provence  © Viv Scott
Enjoying the pocketed limestone perfection of Chateauvert, Provence  © Viv Scott

Red Chili Habanero Lace Up Rock Shoes

"The new Habanero, designed by Marcus Bock of Frankenjura fame, is a very different beast from Chili's original model of the same...

Jon Ratcliffe reviewing the Red Chilli Corona VCR 1  © UKC Gear
Jon Ratcliffe reviewing the Red Chilli Corona VCR 1  © UKC Gear

Red Chilli Corona VCR Rock Shoes

Jon Ratcliffe reviews the Red Chilli Corona VCR Rock Shoe. Video edited by Ray Saunders.

Side profile  © Kevin Avery
Side profile  © Kevin Avery

Red Chili Matador Rockshoe

"And so a couple of months ago arrived a pair of Red Chilli Matador's. They have been designed by Stefan Glowacz along with Red Chili's...


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Annoucements direct from manufacturers

Voltage  © Red Chili

New models from Red Chili - Voltage and Ventic Air

Now that winter is coming to an end people are starting to think about getting outside and putting that winters worth of training to use on the rocks.

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best products in the rock shoes and footwear category:

Atomyc 2  © Red Chili
Atomyc 2  © Red Chili

Red Chili Climbing Shoe Range

After the success of our recent competition that gave 3 lucky climbers the chance to win either the Voltage, Fusion VCR or the Charger we thought it would be a good idea to give everyone a chance to see some more shoes from our extensive range. All our...

ISPO Final Report  © UKC
ISPO Final Report  © UKC

ISPO 2018 - Final Report

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Munich: ISPO 2018. Here are some video interviews with brand...

Red Chili shoes  © Red Chili
Red Chili shoes  © Red Chili

Red Chili Returns to the UK

Red Chili rock shoes are making a comeback in the UK this season. For over 20 years founders Stefan Glowacz and Uwe Hofstädter...

The GB Para Climbing Team  © Wild Country
The GB Para Climbing Team  © Wild Country

Wild Country sponsor the GB Para Climbing team

Wild Country will be supporting the BMC GB Para Climbing team in 2014. Following our involvement with one of the team...

The Boldrini Shoe Collection at OutDoor 2013  © Jack Geldard - UKC
The Boldrini Shoe Collection at OutDoor 2013  © Jack Geldard - UKC

OutDoor 2013 - Rock Shoe Report

Mid-July saw the huge OutDoor Tradeshow descend upon the town of Friedrichshafen in Germany. This is the event of the year for European...