Stevie Haston


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"Some of my best times were in North Wales doing new routes in the Slate quarries, and on Gogarth, in the late 70s and mid-80s. Concurrently visits to the Alps in winter started my tally of solos of alpine routes to around 86 of TD grade and above, there has been a slow down as paranoia has crept in, or avalanched in. Anyway, I moved to Chamonix for 20 years finally moving when I became badly smashed up due to a high-speed snowboarding prang. Relocating to the Pyrenees, recovery was aided by two of my old loves, Caving and slow hill running, these brought back some of the soul to my climbing after being a jaded 'Pro' for so long. It was also there slowly but surely that the lessons of a such a terribly long career finally bore fruit and I began to climb a little better, 9a arrived at the tender age of 52! Another good year was when I did the inaugural  Tor de Geants 200 mile mountain race, a 9a, and some E8 first ascents. Hopefully, I might have another good year......."


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Dawes, [?] can\'t recall his name, Andy leaning on Stevie plus Mark Leach at Pete\'s Eats, eighties.  © Heinz Zak

Interview Andy Pollitt and Stevie Haston

Andy Pollitt dusts off the photo albums and reminisces with another of Britain's top climbers in the '80s - Stevie Haston. Despite not being the best of friends in their youth, the pair seem to have mellowed with age and made up...

Stevie Haston with a brand new, very lightweight, super-axe from Grivel  © Laurence Gouault
Stevie Haston with a brand new, very lightweight, super-axe from Grivel  © Laurence Gouault

Features Stevie Haston on Mixed Climbing; Why, What, Where?

Stevie Haston takes a look at modern mixed climbing and dry tooling. Stevie has been at the forefront of this aspect of climbing for many years and has seen the rules by which it is played in many different countries. In this article he...

Katie Haston climbing her father's, Comes the Dervish in the Vivian Quarry, Llanberis  © Haston Family Collection
Katie Haston climbing her father's, Comes the Dervish in the Vivian Quarry, Llanberis  © Haston Family Collection

Features Stevie Haston: The Way of the Dervish

In this, his second article for UKClimbing.com, Stevie Haston recounts the first ascent of Comes The Dervish, but more than that, he takes us back, back to another time in climbing, another world even. "Climbing was so popular that you couldn't get into the...

Stevie Haston on Greenspit, Valle dell'Orco, Italy (no reproduction on other media without the photographer's permission)  © Laurence Gouault Haston
Stevie Haston on Greenspit, Valle dell'Orco, Italy (no reproduction on other media without the photographer's permission)  © Laurence Gouault Haston

Features Stevie Haston - The Timeline

There is little doubt that Stevie Haston is the UK's most accomplished all-round climber and alpinist. His record speaks for itself. His...

Ron Fawcett on top of High Tor having just soloed Darius live on TV  © Al Evans
Ron Fawcett on top of High Tor having just soloed Darius live on TV  © Al Evans

Gear Reviews Stevie Haston Reviews Ron Fawcett's New Book

"I don't like this book, I love it. I read it twice in a day, and was still reading bits of it out aloud to myself...

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Old man Haston climbs 9a

The awesome Stigmata buttress of Craig Dorys, Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales  © Jack Geldard
The awesome Stigmata buttress of Craig Dorys, Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales  © Jack Geldard

News Stevie Haston - New E8 on Craig Dorys

Stevie Haston made a return visit to his old stomping grounds in North Wales... "We cleaned it on an...


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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 mode...

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 UKC team go through some of the best lightweight sport harnesses on offer.

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 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...

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...

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...


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Scarpa Phantom Tech

The Phantom Tech is a super light, technically precise, gaitered boot for cold weather mountaineering and ice climbing. The new waterproof gaiter design uses PU Tek technology to create a lightweight but extremely durable outer with a high degree ...

OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity...

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great...

ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa
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...

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...

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...

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...