Peter Dawson


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Pete is a top British sport climber having ticked many hard testpieces including Rainshadow, Hubble and Sea of Tranquillity.

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Pete Dawson climbs his third 9a: La Cabane au Canada.  © Henry Kinman

News La Cabane au Canada 9a by Pete Dawson

Pete Dawson has redpointed La Cabane Au Canada 9a at Rawyl, Switzerland, adding another hard line to his impressive British summer ticklist of Hubble 9a, Pilgrimage 8B+ and Sea of Tranquility 8c/c+.

Pete eyeing up a good hold  © Ted Kingsnorth
Pete eyeing up a good hold  © Ted Kingsnorth

News Pilgrimage and Sea of Tranquility for Pete Dawson

After ticking Hubble earlier in the month, an unstoppable Pete Dawson raided the Orme in Llandudno and climbed Pilgrimage (Font 8B+) in Parisella's Cave and Sea of Tranquillity (8c/8c+) at Lower Pen Trwyn.

Pete Dawson trying hard on Hubble 9a.   © Jonathan Bean
Pete Dawson trying hard on Hubble 9a.   © Jonathan Bean

News Hubble 9a by Pete Dawson

Pete Dawson has climbed his second 9a with an ascent of the historic Hubble 9a at Raven Tor.  Last summer, Pete ticked his first of the grade with an ascent of Rainshadow 9a at Malham Cove.

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

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...

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...

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

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


Latest Reviews for Peter's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five alternatives across the price spectrum.

Camalot C4 montage  © Dan Bailey
Camalot C4 montage  © Dan Bailey

Black Diamond Camalot C4

Martin McKenna was a fan of the previous version of the Camalot, so how does he rate the recent updates?

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...?

Women's crag clothing BD montage  © Miriam Dobson
Women's crag clothing BD montage  © Miriam Dobson

Black Diamond Crag Clothes for Women

From the tough, stretchy Forged Denim Pants to a light softshell jacket, Kate Dean puts a selection of Black Diamond's...

20L packs montage  © UKC Gear
20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

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,...

Kaptiva thumb  © Mark Glaister
Kaptiva thumb  © Mark Glaister

La Sportiva Kaptiva Trail Shoes

More than just a trail running shoe, the Kaptiva can cope with most of what the UK hills can throw at it, says Bridget Collier.


Latest News from Peter's Sponsors

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BD Athlete Babsi Zangerl in the Vision Down Parka  © Andy Earl

Black Diamond Apparel: 3 jackets, 3 technologies

It's a big, cold world out there, and Black Diamond has got you covered. Through the same commitment to innovation and technology found in our shell-layers, BD delivers a comprehensive insulation collection built to withstand the rigors of life. I...

OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity...

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 heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great...

Babsi and Hazel  © Andy Earl
Babsi and Hazel  © Andy Earl

Introducing BD Forged Denim - The next step in climbing denim's evolution

With features designed for climbing, and style for everything else, our sportswear...

Big C4  © Black Diamond
Big C4  © Black Diamond

Introducing the new Camalot C4

Climbing protection has been a hallmark of BD innovation since the days of the original Hexentric® chocks that helped spawn...

Twisty Rope Not Sweet  © Andy Earl
Twisty Rope Not Sweet  © Andy Earl

QC LAB: Twisty Ropes - the How, Why and Risks

The dreaded twisty rope is the bane of every climber's existence. Not only is it super annoying to have a...

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...