Orrin Coley


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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Orrin Coley is a top UK boulderer based in Leicester. He has climbed several hard first ascents at Forest Rock, including two Font 8B+'s and has repeated Ben Moon's Voyager Low Start (Font 8B+).

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Orrin Coley on the Limit Breaker (Font 8B+)  © Iain Brown

News Font 8B+ First Ascent for Orrin Coley at Forest Rock

Orrin Coley has made the first ascent of a Font 8B+ at Forest Rock, naming it 'Limit Breaker'. The problem is only 3-4 moves long and initially, Orrin wondered if the climb was even possible. Writing on his UKC logbook he described the problem as ...

Orrin Coley Voyager Low Start  © Iain Brown Photography
Orrin Coley Voyager Low Start  © Iain Brown Photography

News Orrin Coley repeats Voyager Low Start 8B+

Orrin Coley has repeated Voyager Low Start (8B+) at Burbage North. He quickly dispatched the stand start in October of last year and decided to take on Ben Moon's low start as a winter project, eventually climbing the problem in four sessions.

Orrin Coley - Ladybird Orgy  © Orrin Coley
Orrin Coley - Ladybird Orgy  © Orrin Coley

News Orrin Coley climbs new 8B+ at Forest Rock

Orrin Coley has climbed a long standing project at Forest Rock in Leicestershire. Orrin has graded the problem Font 8B+, although it is extremely long for a boulder problem and could potentially settle at a f8c+/9a grade. The problem is called...

Billy Ridal in Magic Wood  © Billy Ridal
Billy Ridal in Magic Wood  © Billy Ridal

News Young Brits on Form in Magic Wood

Recently a group of young British climbers descended on Magic Wood. Among them, young talent such as Billy Ridal, Orrin Coley,...

Orrin Coley on Ropes of Maui 8B  © Orrin Coley
Orrin Coley on Ropes of Maui 8B  © Orrin Coley

News Ropes of Maui 8B for Orrin Coley

20 year-old Orrin Coley has climbed his second 8B by ticking Pete Robins' Ropes of Maui 8B at Dinas Mot. The problem has...

Ollie Tor bouldering at Forest Rock with the new Boreal Kintaros   © Crimpington Bear
Ollie Tor bouldering at Forest Rock with the new Boreal Kintaros   © Crimpington Bear

News Forest Rock Comes of Age

The Leicestershire venue Forest Rock has come of age after its one remaining aid route has recently been freed - Top Slice 7c+ - a former aid...


Latest Reviews for Orrin's Sponsors

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?

Vegan Collage  © UKC Gear
Vegan Collage  © UKC Gear

An Introduction to Vegan Climbing Equipment

As a vegan, taking on a new sport/discipline requires research. With the help of the Veggie Guide team, we have put together a simple guide to vegan climbing products.

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.

Rock shoes group test montage  © UKC Gear
Rock shoes group test montage  © UKC Gear

Rock Shoes for All-Day Comfort

Most climbers need a comfy rock shoe in their lives. When choosing an all-day all-rounder, pure performance comes second to...

Evolv Shaman 2016  © Jack Geldard
Evolv Shaman 2016  © Jack Geldard

Evolv Shaman 2016

One of Evolv's most popular and well known shoes, the original Shaman (designed by Chris Sharma) has been a regular feature at many walls and...

High Heel hook move in the Evolv Luchador  © Jack Geldard
High Heel hook move in the Evolv Luchador  © Jack Geldard

Evolv Luchador SC

Jack Geldard takes the Evolv Luchadors inside and out in his quest to find the ultimate rock shoe. Are these the shoes for you?

Totem Cam vs. Dragon Cam Width  © Rob Greenwood - UKC
Totem Cam vs. Dragon Cam Width  © Rob Greenwood - UKC

Camming Devices

Here we put all the top cams head to head in one massive review! Which cams have the largest range? Which are the lightest? Which...


Latest News from Orrin's Sponsors

Annoucements direct from manufacturers

Evolv X1  © Evolv

Evolv X1

Sensitive. Aggressive. Affordable. The X1 offers more sensitivity and "feel" than any shoe on the market without breaking the bank.

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 interviews with brand representatives, who talked us through the key features of their latest creations in climbing gear and rock...

OutDoor 2016 Montage  © UKClimbing
OutDoor 2016 Montage  © UKClimbing

OutDoor 2016 - New Rock Shoes and Footwear

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. Below are some video interviews with brand representatives, who talked us through the key features of their latest creations in rock shoes and footwear.

Evolv Spark  © Evolv
Evolv Spark  © Evolv

Evolv Spark and Nikita

New from Evolv this year are two great all day rockshoes perfect for entry level and those seeking optimum comfort. For the men...

Evolv Shaman 2  © Evolv
Evolv Shaman 2  © Evolv

All New Evolv Shaman 2

New for this year from the Chris Sharma signiture series is the Shaman 2. Superb high performance rockshoe offering downturned...

Five Ten Stand  © UKC Gear
Five Ten Stand  © UKC Gear

OutDoor 2015 - What's New? Footwear Report

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. The new range of rock...

Metolius Gym Bag  © Metolius
Metolius Gym Bag  © Metolius

New Metolius Soft Goods

New from Metolius this Summer is a collection of Soft Goods. You'll find an updated Bouldering Bucket and Gym Bag as well as some...