Sam Whittaker


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Sam on Le Dernier Atrocity 8B  © Lucinda Whittaker

Interview First 8B for Sam Whittaker

Sheffield strongman Sam Whittaker has recently climbed his first Font 8B Le Dernier Atrocity at Parisella's Cave in North Wales. A key figure in the Sheffield scene, Sam tries his hand at many things and does rather well at each of them - climb...

Climbing 2012, Products, gear, insurance Premier Post, 2 weeks @ GBP 70pw  © Keith Sharples
Climbing 2012, Products, gear, insurance Premier Post, 2 weeks @ GBP 70pw  © Keith Sharples

Product News Climbing: 2012 Year Planner and Poster

Climbing:2012, the only UK-centric climbing calendar, is now available. Get a copy direct from Keith Sharples (for £12.99 - P&P incl.) here http://www.keithsharplesphotography.co.uk/store/Results.asp?category=0. Climbing:2012 has been totally redesigned. The...

Micky Page - Rocklands  © Nick Brown - Outcrop Films
Micky Page - Rocklands  © Nick Brown - Outcrop Films

Free Full Length Bouldering Vid - Brits in Rocklands

"Tomorrow I Will Be Gone" is Outcrop Films' début feature length film. Set in the sandstone paradise of Rocklands, South Africa, the film follows a selection of Britain's finest boulderers on their trip, grappling with the best the boulders have...

Sam Whittaker making the first ascent of Appointment with Death, Wimberry  © Adam Long
Sam Whittaker making the first ascent of Appointment with Death, Wimberry  © Adam Long

Features I Want That Job! - Sam Whittaker - Climbing Wall Owner

In this new article series I Want That Job! I'll be interviewing people from various professions within the...

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Reviews from the UKC editorial team

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 Greenwood, and not necessarily an improvement on the older models.

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that should take you from summer Alps to snowy Munros, UK scrambles to low grade winter climbs.

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number caught our attention in particular...

Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear
Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes

'Performance' is a huge category, so with UK sport climbing in mind we've narrowed the focus of this review to down-turned, supportive...

SL Active montage  © Dan Bailey
SL Active montage  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa's New SL Active Boot

Scarpa's SL boot is 35 this year. A lot has changed in the outdoor world since then; now in its ninth version, has the new SL Active...

A sturdy shoe that should last a good long time  © Dan Bailey
A sturdy shoe that should last a good long time  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Mescalito Approach Shoes

A robust and comfy shoe, the Mescalito should see you right for years of hillwalks, scrambles and crag approaches, says Martin...

The Maestro has plenty of flex in the forefoot, great for smearing.  © Mike Hutton
The Maestro has plenty of flex in the forefoot, great for smearing.  © Mike Hutton

Scarpa Maestro

The Maestro is an antidote to crippling downturned performance shoes, says Theo Moore: a comfy flat(ish) shoe which still manages to pack a...


Latest News from Sam's Sponsors

Annoucements direct from manufacturers

ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa

The Scarpa Zero Gravity Collection

The Zero Gravity (ZG) family of product represents a new class of product for Scarpa, designed around a fluid and dynamic rolling gait concept and sits alongside the traditional hiking range. The core of the ZG range is a new last shape (called TR...

Instinct VS WMN  © Scarpa
Instinct VS WMN  © Scarpa

Scarpa - Women's Collection: Instinct VSRW, Maestro, Vapor, Arpia

For 2019 Scarpa has released three new women's specific climbing shoes, with an adapted fit that differs to the men's version in a variety of different ways.

Arpia  © Scarpa
Arpia  © Scarpa

Scarpa - Arpia and Vapour V

The Arpia is especially designed for climbers who want to step up to their first high performance shoe. It combines performance with a high level of comfort provided by a new, medium fit FK last, a perfect all-round model that performs in any situation, from...

Fancy dress wasps? Anything goes at the CWIF...  © Climbing Works
Fancy dress wasps? Anything goes at the CWIF...  © Climbing Works

The Rab CWIF 2019 is just over a week away!

The CWIF is an open competition for experienced climbers 14 or older, but this year we'll also be publishing...

ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC
ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Footwear and Packs

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative,...

Mescalito Men's  © Mountain Boot Company
Mescalito Men's  © Mountain Boot Company

Scarpa Mescalito

The new Scarpa Mescalito blends the comfort, support and protection of a mountain boot with the sensitivity and weight of an approach shoe.