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Nathan Phillips


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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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Nathan Phillips is a top British boulderer who has competed for many years. He won a Youth World Cup in his late teens and in 2019 won the CWIF in Sheffield.

On rock he has flashed Font 8B and climbed multiple 8B+s

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Billy Ridal climbing into the Final of CWIF 2020  © The Climbing Works

News RAB CWIF Semi Final Result and Final Livestream

The Climbing Works International Festival (CWIF) Semi Finals have just wrapped up and there have been a few surprises and upsets from the morning's action. 

Nathan Phillips: men's champion 2019.  © Pete Burnside
Nathan Phillips: men's champion 2019.  © Pete Burnside

News British Bouldering Championships 2019 - Report

Last weekend the 2019 La Sportiva BMC British Bouldering Championships, supported by Clif Bar, took place on Devonshire Green in Sheffield. The event attracted its highest number of entries ever, with 110 of Britain's best boulderers vying for the...

Nathan Phillips on Never Ending Story  © Nathan Phillips Collection
Nathan Phillips on Never Ending Story  © Nathan Phillips Collection

News Hard boulders for Nathan Phillips and Tara Hayes in Magic Wood

Nathan Phillips and Tara Hayes have had a successful trip to Magic Wood, Switzerland. Nathan managed two classic Font 8B+s and Tara climbed two 8As and two 7C+s. Both were taking a break between the busy competition schedule this...

2019 CWIF Champion Melissa Le Nevé  © The Climbing Works
2019 CWIF Champion Melissa Le Nevé  © The Climbing Works

News Rab CWIF 2019: Finals Report

The Rab CWIF took place over the weekend and the festival featured the usual mix of cheap Rab clothing and Scarpa shoes, fancy dress, a...

Dave Barrans in the BoB2018 Final.  © Archibald Douglas Photography
Dave Barrans in the BoB2018 Final.  © Archibald Douglas Photography

News Battle of Britain 2018 Report

BoB2018 has been and gone - another explosive event in the Depot Climbing Calendar.This Saturday we held the 8th iteration of our...

Nathan Phillips took his first senior BBC title.  © Alex Messenger
Nathan Phillips took his first senior BBC title.  © Alex Messenger

News British Bouldering Championships 2018 - Report

The 2018 British Bouldering Championships took place at Devonshire Green, Sheffield last weekend. A huge crowd...

Nathan Phillips 8B Flash  © Nathan Phillips
Nathan Phillips 8B Flash  © Nathan Phillips

News Nathan Phillips flashes Font 8B

Nathan Phillips has flashed Ropes of Maui (8B) in Llanberis Pass. This is the hardest flash of a boulder problem on British soil....

Nathan Phillips on Mystic Styles 8B+  © Tara Hayes
Nathan Phillips on Mystic Styles 8B+  © Tara Hayes

News First 8B+ for Nathan Phillips in Magic Wood - Mystic Styles

Nathan Phillips on Director's Cut 8B  © Nathan Phillips
Nathan Phillips on Director's Cut 8B  © Nathan Phillips

News Director's Cut 8B by Nathan Phillips

Destination Magic Wood  © UKC News
Destination Magic Wood  © UKC News

Fri Night Vid Destination Magic Wood

Nathan Phillips on Loaded Direct  © Max Ayrton
Nathan Phillips on Loaded Direct  © Max Ayrton

News Nathan Phillips: V13 in Hueco Tanks


Latest Reviews for Nathan's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Large Pads are ideal for higher problems, or those that have an awkward landing  © Mike Hutton

Large Bouldering Mats

Biggest isn't always best, but in bouldering it certainly has its place. Larger pads are ideal for higher problems, awkward landings, or anyone with lower limb niggles - but on the other hand they're less ideal when it comes to storing or carry...

Secret Stuff makes a massive difference in higher humidity conditions   © Rob Greenwood - UKC
Secret Stuff makes a massive difference in higher humidity conditions   © Rob Greenwood - UKC

Friction Labs Secret Stuff & Secret Stuff AF

Team Sky built their cycling success around making marginal gains, and Friction Labs Secret Stuff liquid chalk does much the same for the climber, reckons Rob Greenwood.

Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey
Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Spin Ultra

Offering generous levels of cushioning and support in a surprisingly lightweight package, the Spin Ultra should be equally at home on long trail running days and gentler local runs, says Dan Bailey. It's worth considering for summer hill walks and mountain crag...

It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey
It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

A traditional leather mountain boot with modern refinements, Tom Ripley thinks the updated Mont Blanc Pro GTX would be a good choice...

LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear
LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes - Women's/LV Fit

In this group test we compare nine pairs of performance shoes with a women's / low volume fit. How did they all do...?

Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey
Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa R-Evo GTX

"A non-techy walking boot that can eat the miles without chewing your feet up too, the R-Evo is built for comfort" reckons Dan Bailey...

Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear
Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot,...


Latest News from Nathan's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is the newest climbing shoe to be introduced to the Scarpa Spring Summer 2020 climbing range. It follows on from the old classic Booster S with some exciting new developments.

ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC

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 usual, this in no way detracted from the quality of the clobber on show and hitting the shops in the near future. Below is a roundup...

Scarpa Veloce

The Veloce offers comfort and technology with special focus on indoor climbing. A slightly downturned shape with an extra spacy toe box is the secret to its high level of comfort.

Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa
Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

The Mt Blanc Pro is a warm and durable boot designed for technical mountaineering and winter climbing. The new Mt Blanc Pro is...

Friction Labs  © Friction Labs
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...

Phantom Tech  © Scarpa
Phantom Tech  © Scarpa

Scarpa Phantom Tech

The Phantom Tech is a super light, technically precise, gaitered boot for cold weather mountaineering and ice climbing. The new...

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

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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