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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Ted Kingsnorth on Just Do It 8c+.  © Ted Kingsnorth

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...

Shirin Shabestari  © Andy Sarjahani
Shirin Shabestari  © Andy Sarjahani

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.

Ted Kingsnorth on Kaabah 8c+  © Jon Clark
Ted Kingsnorth on Kaabah 8c+  © Jon Clark

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.

Ted Kingsnorth on Kaabah 8c+  © Jon Clark
Ted Kingsnorth on Kaabah 8c+  © Jon Clark

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...

Ted Kingsnorth on Kaabah 8c+  © Jon Clark
Ted Kingsnorth on Kaabah 8c+  © Jon Clark

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...


Latest Reviews for Ted's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

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 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...

Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear
Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear

Women's All-Round Harnesses

Many climbers are all-rounders, so there's a need for harnesses that can do a bit of everything too. We look at nine...

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...


Latest News from Ted'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...

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...

Toplight II rope  © Edelweiss
Toplight II rope  © Edelweiss

Edelweiss - Essential Line Ropes

The Essential Line is a range of ropes developed for top performance at the right price.

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.