Robbie Phillips


Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Robbie is an Edinburgh based climber and coach. He began his career competing, but is better known for his cutting edge ascents on alpine rock, which include becoming the first Briton to climb the infamous 'Alpine Trilogy' - Silbergeier 8b+, Des Kaisers neue Kleider 8b+ and End of Silence 8b+.

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Fri Night Vid Siurana - A Limestone Paradise

In this week's Friday Night Video, we follow Robbie Phillips and friends to Siurana, Catalunya, where he aims to regain some sport climbing fitness to tackle James Pearson's Le Voyage. It had been a decade since Robbie had been...

Fri Night Vid Our Favourite Climbing Films from 2023

For our final Friday Night Video slot of 2023, we're taking a look back at some of our favourites from the past year.  

Interview Robbie Phillips on his Voyage to St Kilda

Last month, Robbie Phillips, Will Birkett, and skipper Scott Johnston set off in search of The Thumb, a route that Robbie first came across in a book. However, this was no normal guidebook...

Fri Night Vid St Kilda Climbing Adventure

In this week's Friday Night Video, we join Robbie Phillips, Will Birkett, Guy Robertson, Hamish Frost and Charles Smallwood...

Interview Robbie Phillips on Valinor E9, his approach to new routes, and his next big project

'really, this climb is what I have been looking for most of my...

News New E9 7a for Robbie Phillips

Robbie Phillips has made the first ascent of Valinor, E9 7a, on Ben Loyal, Scotland. 

News Triple tick of Le Voyage, E10 7a, in just two days

James Pearson's Le Voyage has now received eleven ascents, five of which have been in the past three...

Fri Night Vid Not a Hope in Hoy - Robbie Phillips and Alex Moore on Longhope Direct (E10 7a)

News Longhope Direct (E10 7a) for Robbie Phillips and Alex Moore

The Ticklist Mat Wright Repeats Lexicon (E11), The Long Hope Direct Newsflash, and Biblins 8C

News 2021 - A Year of Climbing News

News New Loch Duntelchaig E10 by Robbie Phillips, Repeated by Dave MacLeod

Video Robbie Phillips on Achemine (E9 6c)

News Achemine E9 6c by Robbie Phillips

The Ticklist #8 - Hard Sport Abroad

Video Robbie Phillips - Return to the Bridge

News Edinburgh Bridge Roof Crack First Ascent by Robbie Phillips

News Robbie Phillips Completes the Alpine Trilogy

Skills The Process: Training with Robbie Phillips - Ep. 5

Skills The Process: Training with Robbie Phillips - Ep. 4

Skills The Process: Training with Robbie Phillips - Ep. 3

Skills The Process: Training with Robbie Phillips - Ep. 1 & 2

Latest Reviews for Robbie's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Scarpa Origin VS

Aimed at beginners in terms of comfort, but with enough performance to progress with you, the Origin VS excels in its primary niche - low to midrange indoor bouldering. Even if you're no longer a beginner this is an easy shoe to love, say Rob G...

OTS 2024 - Our Best of the Show

The 2024 Outdoor Trade Show has just concluded. Over a busy three days our team clocked up an impressive mileage crisscrossing the show to check out all the new gear we can expect to see in the shops in 2025. As ever, a few items particularly caught our...

Scarpa Force - top in class comfort and edging performance

In a market dominated by softer climbing shoes, stiffness and support are hard to come by; but here's a model that bucks the trend. Combining a forgiving fit for all-day comfort, with surprisingly decent performance in the...

Edelrid Moe 3R - The first recycled harness

The Moe 3R is claimed to be the first climbing harness made almost entirely from recycled materials, an advance...

Scarpa Mescalito TRK Pro GTX Men's and Women's Boots

"This feels like a nice 3-season walking boot that Scarpa have tried to winterise, without actually making...

Edelrid's New Rage Ice Axe

The new version of Edelrid's most technical axe, the Rage, is well-made, well-designed, and a lot of fun to climb with, says Toby...

Patagonia Super Free Alpine Jacket

Making use of Gore's new PFC-free technology, this is an interesting lightweight mountain shell, says Dan Bailey - and one...

Latest News from Robbie's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

Environmental Responsibility with EDELRID

EDELRID's Climb Green label is a dynamic, internally developed label for products that currently fulfill the highest standards of responsible design and production on the market in their respective product group.


2024 is, as usual, shaping up to be an exciting year for EDELRID. This year brings, not only some new products but also some long overdue updates to existing products in the range. We could go on for hours about updates to the range but instead we thought...

CWIF 16-17th March 2024 - Registration now open!

Join us on Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th March, climb alongside some of the best climbers in the world on problems set by some of the world's best routesetters.

#ClimbGreen collection from EDELRID

All products in the #ClimbGreen collection are made from sustainable materials or stand out due to their...

Getting started with EDELRID

Starting climbing as a beginner can be daunting so we asked friend of the brand and new climber Lucy O'Neill to summarise her...

Edelrid 160 Years

This year marks the 160th year anniversary of EDELRID. Since the company was founded in 1863 by Julius EDELmann and Carl RIDder,...

Scarpa Mescalito Mids - Save 35%

Save 35% and pick up a pair of comfortable, lightweight, three-season hiking boots for just £149! Get ready for...

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