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 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.

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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 "The Process." This episode focuses on the art of resting.

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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 called "The Process." This episode focuses on the basics of power endurance.

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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...

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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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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...

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, yet more supportive and technically capable than a running shoe. In this group test we check out ten models from big brands.

...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear
...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear

OutDoor 2019 - Best in Show

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. Over three long days we saw a lot (and we mean a lot)...

Edelrid GigaJul - basic set up  © UKC Gear
Edelrid GigaJul - basic set up  © UKC Gear

Edelrid Giga Jul

Billed as the most versatile belay device ever, the Giga Jul is the latest in a long line of belay devices under the Jul label. After six months...

Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear
Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test...

The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear
The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Vapour V

The original Vapour V came out in 2010, but the latest version has seen some big changes. This is very much a shoe of two halves, says Rob...


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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 weather. We thought we'd suggest the next best thing! Have a read below for some gift ideas from EDELRID.

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 the secret to its high level of comfort.

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 factories. That's what is being celebrated with their Shell, Yeah! campaign. The focus is on the achievement - causing less harm with...

Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa
Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

The Mt Blanc Pro is a warm and durable boot designed for technical mountaineering and winter climbing. The new Mt Blanc Pro is...

Friction Labs  © Friction Labs
Friction Labs  © Friction Labs

Friction Labs Secret Stuff + AF

Secret Stuff is FrictionLabs answer to liquid chalk. Rub a small amount on your hands, let dry, and a perfect layer of the...

Phantom Tech  © Scarpa
Phantom Tech  © Scarpa

Scarpa Phantom Tech

The Phantom Tech is a super light, technically precise, gaitered boot for cold weather mountaineering and ice climbing. The new...

Spindle  © Edelrid
Spindle  © Edelrid

EDELRID - The Ropemaker

EDELRID are a brand known for their innovation. From the OHM to the new GIGA JUL the catalogue is full of groundbreaking new...