Ted Kingsnorth


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Ted Kingsnorth is a British climber famous for hard sport climbing ascents such as Kabaah 8c+ at Raven Tor and Just Do It 8c+ at Smith Rock.


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News Just Do It 8c+ by Ted Kingsnorth

Ted Kingsnorth has redpointed his long-term, long-distance project Just Do It 8c+ on the Monkey Face at Smith Rock, Oregon. First climbed by Frenchman Jean-Baptiste 'Jibé' Tribout in 1992, it was unequivocally the hardest route in the US at the...

Digital Feature Humans of Climbing: Volume 1

Inspired by the popular Humans of New York Facebook series by Brandon Stanton, we thought that sharing short vignettes from a cross section of the climbing community would serve as an antidote to the political polemic of today's society.

News Hajj 8c for Ted Kingsnorth

Ted Kingsnorth has continued his run of form on Peak limestone's hardest lines by making the 5th ascent of Hajj 8c at Raven Tor and completing the Mecca Extension trilogy.

News New 8b+ link-up at Malham: The Terminator

Ted Kingsnorth has made the first ascent of a link-up joining Predator 8b into Well Dunne 8b at Malham Cove, to produce The...

News Ted Kingsnorth Climbs Kaabah 8c+

One climber quietly pushing UK standards is Ted Kingsnorth. A property lawyer based in Manchester, Ted has recently broken some...

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Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Scarpa Cyclone GTX Walking Boot

The Scarpa Cyclone GTX is a solid 3-season walking boot featuring a distinctive exoskeleton to give support and stability. It's been brilliant for rough moorland walks over the last few months, says Theo Moore, and feels like it will last anoth...

Scarpa Drago LV

The super-sensitive Drago is ideal for high performance bouldering and sport, both indoors and out, and if your smaller or lower volume feet didn't fit the original then the LV version might be for you, says Penny Orr.   

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

Now in its seventh version, the Manta remains a benchmark mountain boot in the B2 category, and should equally appeal to mountaineers and winter hillwalkers. This is a robust and unashamedly chunky boot, says Dan Bailey, and while you'll find lighter models, and others...

Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long...

Scarpa Booster

The Booster has similar sensitivity to Scarpa's other soft shoes like the Furia Air, Furia S and Drago, says Rob Greenwood, but with the added...

Scarpa Kalipe

They are not the most technical approach shoe on the market, and their shallow tread could prove a worry on steep grass, but the Kalipe's...

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...

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New Footwear Spring/Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round u...

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

The Scarpa Manta has been an icon for over three decades. As a multi award winning model in various generations it has represented the "benchmark" in 4 season Mountain boots. Evolving over many generations, the new Manta Tech represents the 7th incarnation in a...

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is - in the words of Scarpa Designer Nathan Hoette - "all about the precision". It took 87 prototypes to get to the point where he and Scarpa's Climbing Shoe Category Manager, Heinz Mariacher, were happy with its weight and sensitivity. Designed with both the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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