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Robbie Phillips


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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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Robbie Phillips Bridge Crack Solo  © Robbie Phillips

Video Robbie Phillips - Return to the Bridge

Robbie returns to the perfect splitter hand crack under the bridge in Edinburgh. In scenes reminiscent of Stevie Haston calling out the Wideboyz for pre-placing gear on Century Crack, Robbie challenges his harshest critics and channels his inner A...

Robbie Phillips The Troll Toll  © Culann O Brien
Robbie Phillips The Troll Toll  © Culann O Brien

News Edinburgh Bridge Roof Crack First Ascent by Robbie Phillips

Last weekend, Robbie Phillips stumbled across a hand crack on the underside of a bridge after taking a wrong turn while walking back to his van. The smooth concrete crack takes red and yellow hexes - being too slick for cams - and...

Robbie Phillips completes the Alpine Trilogy with an ascent of Des Kaisers neue Kleider.  © Marc Langley
Robbie Phillips completes the Alpine Trilogy with an ascent of Des Kaisers neue Kleider.  © Marc Langley

News Robbie Phillips Completes the Alpine Trilogy

Scottish climber Robbie Phillips has completed the 'Alpine Trilogy', a trio of the hardest multipitch rock climbs in Europe, by climbing Des Kaisers neue Kleider 8b+ in Austria.

Robbie Phillips in "The Process"  © UKC Articles
Robbie Phillips in "The Process"  © UKC Articles

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

Scottish climber Robbie Phillips has just released the fifth episode in his series of training videos called...

Robbie Phillips in "The Process"  © UKC Articles
Robbie Phillips in "The Process"  © UKC Articles

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

Scottish climber Robbie Phillips has just released the fourth episode of a new series of training videos...

Robbie Phillips in "The Process"  © UKC Articles
Robbie Phillips in "The Process"  © UKC Articles

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

Scottish climber Robbie Phillips has just released the third episode of a new series of training videos...

Robbie Phillips in "The Process"  © UKC Articles
Robbie Phillips in "The Process"  © UKC Articles

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

Scottish climber Robbie Phillips has just released the first two episodes of a new series of...


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Secret Stuff makes a massive difference in higher humidity conditions   © Rob Greenwood - UKC

Friction Labs Secret Stuff & Secret Stuff AF

Team Sky built their cycling success around making marginal gains, and Friction Labs Secret Stuff liquid chalk does much the same for the climber, reckons Rob Greenwood.

Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey
Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Spin Ultra

Offering generous levels of cushioning and support in a surprisingly lightweight package, the Spin Ultra should be equally at home on long trail running days and gentler local runs, says Dan Bailey. It's worth considering for summer hill walks and mountain crag...

It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey
It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

A traditional leather mountain boot with modern refinements, Tom Ripley thinks the updated Mont Blanc Pro GTX would be a good choice for any mountaineer looking for a solid B3 boot that can be used from winter hill walking through to technical ice and mixed...

It'a a modular technical crampon that can be set in six different configurations  © Dan Bailey
It'a a modular technical crampon that can be set in six different configurations  © Dan Bailey

Edelrid Beast Crampon

Similar to models such as the BD Cyborg, Petzl LYNX and Grivel G14, the Beast can be set up in twin or monopoint mode. You also get three...

Ascensionist montage  © John McKenna
Ascensionist montage  © John McKenna

Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket

It's not built for serious Scottish winter abuse, but for sweaty mountain activities, from ski touring and mountaineering to...

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...?

Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey
Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa R-Evo GTX

"A non-techy walking boot that can eat the miles without chewing your feet up too, the R-Evo is built for comfort" reckons Dan Bailey...


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Autana wide  © EDELRID

New harnesses from EDELRID

Alongside rope harnesses are another product group in which EDELRID continue to push innovation and release new products. 2020 brings 3 new models.

Swift Protect Pro Dry Action  © Edelrid
Swift Protect Pro Dry Action  © Edelrid

Swift Protect Pro Dry: A new innovation from EDELRID

EDELRID are widely regarded as one of the world's most innovative rope manufactures. For 2020, we've taken this one step further...

A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips
A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is the newest climbing shoe to be introduced to the Scarpa Spring Summer 2020 climbing range. It follows on from the old classic Booster S with some exciting new developments.

ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Footwear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

Edelrid Christmas Goodies  © Edelrid
Edelrid Christmas Goodies  © Edelrid

Christmas gifts from EDELRID

Christmas shopping is in full swing. Since you're unable to buy the climber in your life what they really want...decent...

Scarpa Veloce

The Veloce offers comfort and technology with special focus on indoor climbing. A slightly downturned shape with an extra spacy toe box is...

Climbers  © Patagonia
Climbers  © Patagonia

Patagonia - Shell, Yeah!

Patagonia is the first in the industry to make all shells with recycled materials and sew them all in a Fair Trade Certified...


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