Peter Dawson


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Pete on Rainshadow 9a - his first route of the grade.  © Pete Dawson

News Rainshadow 9a by Pete Dawson

19 year-old Pete Dawson has ticked Rainshadow 9a at Malham Cove - his first route of the grade. The line has received increased attention in recent years, with Ryan Pasquill redpointing it last month.

Jessica Pilz on her way to 2nd place  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC
Jessica Pilz on her way to 2nd place  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC

News IFSC Lead/Speed World Cup & Paraclimbing Cup Edinburgh: Report

The fifth round of the IFSC Lead World Cup took place at EICA Ratho near Edinburgh this weekend. For the first time in 14 years, the IFSC lead circuit returned to the UK, once again attracting the World's best lead competition...

Jim Pope on form in Oliana  © Andi Aufschnaiter
Jim Pope on form in Oliana  © Andi Aufschnaiter

News 8c Ticks in Spain for Pope and Dawson

Jim Pope and Peter Dawson have just returned from a highly successful trip to Catalunya, where they both climbed 8c - with Jim managing Fish Eye and Peter redpointing T-1 full equip, both at Oliana. Other notable routes came in the form of a team ascent of...

GB Junior Climbing Team  © UKC News
GB Junior Climbing Team  © UKC News

News 2015 GB Junior Bouldering Team Announced

The Junior Boulder Cup took place on Sunday 7th December at the Climbing Unit in Derby and the 2015 GB Junior Bouldering Team has...

GB Junior Climbing Team  © UKC News
GB Junior Climbing Team  © UKC News

News 2015 GB Junior Climbing Team Announced

Following the 2015 BMC/MCofS Junior Lead Cup held on 29th/30th November at Awesome Walls Sheffield, the GB Junior Team has been...

Peter Dawson high on his successful redpoint of Tuppence, Anstey's Cove, Devon  © Peter Dawson Collection
Peter Dawson high on his successful redpoint of Tuppence, Anstey's Cove, Devon  © Peter Dawson Collection

News Tuppence, 8a+/b, for Peter Dawson


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Trango portrait  © Toby Archer

La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme GTX

With a lightweight upper and an excellent balance of support and nimble-footedness, the Trango Tower Extreme GTX are superb technical mountain boots, says Toby Archer. So it's a shame the soles seem to wear so quickly.

Double thumbs up for the Skwamas...and knee bar rests...  © UKC Gear
Double thumbs up for the Skwamas...and knee bar rests...  © UKC Gear

La Sportiva Women's Otaki & Skwama

In 2018 La Sportiva greatly increased their range of women's climbing shoes. From this extended range, the Skwama and Otaki complement each other well, says Penny Orr, since they have the same fit but perform quite differently.

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that should take you from summer Alps to snowy Munros, UK scrambles to low grade winter climbs.

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number...

Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear
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...

TX2 montage  © Tom Ripley
TX2 montage  © Tom Ripley

La Sportiva TX2 Approach Shoe

The TX2 has the lightness, comfort and grippy tread of a trail shoe without sacrificing performance on the rock, says Tom Ripley....

Trail shoes montage  © UKC Gear
Trail shoes montage  © UKC Gear

Trail Running Shoes

Technical hill runs, big races, training in the park, hillwalking, scrambling, crag approaches and long distance backpacking - trail shoes...


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La Sportiva Bushido II

The Bushido II is a super light, extra grippy and aggressive shoe designed to ensure perfect stability and support on all types of off-road terrain from canal foot paths to the trail of the Lake District.

ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC
ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Footwear and Packs

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic roofs) in Munich, has just wrapped up for 2019. Heavy snowfall gave this year's event a suitably wintry feel, and if we'd really...

Battle of Britain 2018  © Depot Climbing
Battle of Britain 2018  © Depot Climbing

Battle of Britain 2018

The popular Battle of Britain competition is back once again for 2018 - online sign-up is now available.

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,...

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...

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...

Ines Papert  © Ines Papert Collection
Ines Papert  © Ines Papert Collection

Ines Papert 'Riders of the Storm' Lecture @ Depot Manchester

Legendary alpinist Ines Papert will be giving her latest talk 'Riders of the Storm' at The...