Peter Dawson


United Kingdom
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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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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+.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

News 2015 GB Junior Climbing Team Announced

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

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One Person Tents and Hooped Bivvys

From minimalist backpacking and mountaineering, to quick overnights in the hills closer to home, solo shelters save a lot of weight and bulk in your pack. With an emphasis on versatile three-season models, we look at a range of options for budg...

Black Diamond Sprint 225 and Flare headtorches

Sometimes you just want a simple and lightweight headtorch, not a bulky powerhouse. Dan Bailey reviews two new compact models from Black Diamond: the Sprint 225, a good little all rounder; and the Flare, BD's latest mini emergency light. 

Black Diamond Prime Approach Shoe

It may look nice, but the Prime is undermined for typical UK use by its soft midsole and flat outsole. "Whilst the term approach was originally used in reference to approaching mountain crags, it could be argued that the Prime was designed more with...

Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are...

Black Diamond Fuel Approach Shoe

It's light and cool for summer, but though the Fuel is Black Diamond's most capable approach shoe, it's not a great choice...

Black Diamond Punisher and Terminator gloves - spot the difference

For the winter season of 2020-21, Black Diamond brought out upgraded versions of their...

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...

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New Climbing Gear Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the latest hardware, ropes, harnesses, helmets and every other form of gear. Plus, everything is hitting the shops imminently......

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 off...

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe Range

Our modern take on Chouinard's original curved-pick mountain axe, the Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe is a classic mountaineer's piolet that has been used on classic climbs the world over for decades.

Black Diamond Ice Series + Crack Gloves

Whether you're freezing your mitts off on a cold belay in a snowstorm, working your tan in Indian Creek,...

Black Diamond Camalot Z4s

Born from a heart-to-heart with our top trad-climbing BD Athletes Hazel Findlay, Carlo Traversi, Sam Elias, and Babsi...

Black Diamond Vision Helmet + Vision MIPS

The most durable foam helmet in the Black Diamond line-up, the Vision helmet features a fusion of EPP...

Black Diamond airNET Harness

Developed in collaboration with BD Athlete Adam Ondra, the airNET is a cutting-edge harness that features our...

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