Neil Gresham


United Kingdom
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Neil has performed at a high level in every discipline from Deep Water Soloing to Sport, Ice and Traditional climbing for over two decades. In the UK he made the third ascent of Indian Face (E9 6c) in 1995 and the second ascent of Equilibrium (E10 7a) in 2001, both which were widely regarded as the hardest of their genre in the world at the time. Recently, he has gone on to excel in deep water soloing and sport climbing and has made a return to hard trad, with first ascents of Finsal Score E10 7a and Lexicon E10 7a.


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News 2021 - A Year of Climbing News

The second year of the pandemic was another strange one. The year began with another lockdown in the UK; climbing walls were shut and advice was to stay local - another tough time for anyone who loves the outdoors. But there were some p...

Interview Lexicon E11 7a - First Ascent on Pavey Ark by Neil Gresham

Neil Gresham has made the first ascent of a new line on Pavey Ark. Lexicon crosses briefly through the easier climbing on Impact Day E8 6c, but includes an independent start and finish, making it a distinct new line. Read our...

News Steve McClure Repeats Gresham's Olympiad (E10 6c / 8b DWS)

Steve McClure has made the second ascent of Neil Gresham's Olympiad at Skrinkle Haven, Pembroke. Neil climbed the route in 2012 as an 8b deep water solo, but Steve opted to place gear for a grade of E10 6c.

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...

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...

Video Lockdown Training Ep. 4 - Training Movement from Home

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

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?

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

News 2020 - A Year of Climbing News

Interview Final Score E10 7a - Iron Crag First Ascent by Neil Gresham

News New Routes on Iron Crag for Neil Gresham

Skills Handholds and Grip Technique - Part 1

Destination Guide Hodge Close Quarry - An Unlikely DWS Paradise

News New Dove Crag E9 by Neil Gresham: Fearless

Skills Technique - Choosing your footwear

Skills Technique - General approach and long-term development

Press Release Osprey Europe welcomes Neil Gresham

News Sabotage: New Malham 8c+ by Neil Gresham

Skills Neil Gresham & Hangboard Guru's Fingerboarding Tips

News Neil Gresham Defends Retro Bolts at Kilnsey

Features House of Cards by Neil Gresham

Podcast Neil Gresham talks about Indian Face

News Neil Gresham - Olympiad 8b - VIDEO

Video Neil Gresham Discusses the Petzl Ange Carabiner

Features I Want That Job! - Neil Gresham, Pro Climber and Coach

Latest Reviews for Neil's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

La Sportiva G5 Evo

With some crucial improvements to the old version, as well as a few attractive modern features, the newly updated G5 Evo should become a popular boot for winter climbers and mountaineers alike, says John McKenna.

La Sportiva Aequilibrium ST GTX 

With lightweight materials and a striking new outsole that offers enhanced downhill braking, La Sportiva's Aequilibrium boot range covers a variety of uses from light-n-fast mountaineering and high-level backpacking, to via ferrata. John McKenna puts them...

Men's Climbing Trousers

Climbing trousers - everyone wears them, but they're often a bit of an after-thought: do you turn up to the crag or the wall in your dirtiest jeans, or brightest Euro-wad pantaloons? In this test we compare 15 pairs of climbing-oriented strides from leading...

La Sportiva Cyklon

Though this trail shoe's ideal habitat is rough and rocky, it's got the grip to deal with wet and muddy ground too, says Rob Greenwood,...

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...

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...

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...

Latest News from Neil's Sponsors

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New Climbing Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops this Autumn/Winter. We've taken a look at everything from the latest harnesses and helmets, to new rock shoes and cool cams. Tak...

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 up, we're showing...

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 - Final Report

We spent the start of the month catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

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...

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