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Fri Night Vid Ogwen Valley Bouldering

This week's Friday Night Video features Aidan Roberts, Tim Blake, Hamish Potokar, and Jack Palmieri searching for new boulder problems in North Wales' Ogwen Valley, as well as making long-awaited repeats of Pete Robins' Madame Allur...

News Third Ascent of The Young by Tim Blake

Tim Blake has made the third ascent of 'The Young' at Callaly in Northumberland. Despite the route having been climbed by several variations, Tim chose to repeat the original line put up by Andy Earl, which has received just one repeat courtesy of Dan...

News The Dark Side by Alex Moore and Tim Blake

Alex Moore and Tim Blake recently climbed Andy Earl's The Dark Side on the North Wall of Back Bowden, with pads. The pair have taken a highball grade of 7C+ rather than the E9 7b trad grade.


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Scarpa Origin VS

Aimed at beginners in terms of comfort, but with enough performance to progress with you, the Origin VS excels in its primary niche - low to midrange indoor bouldering. Even if you're no longer a beginner this is an easy shoe to love, say Rob G...

OTS 2024 - Our Best of the Show

The 2024 Outdoor Trade Show has just concluded. Over a busy three days our team clocked up an impressive mileage crisscrossing the show to check out all the new gear we can expect to see in the shops in 2025. As ever, a few items particularly caught our...

Scarpa Force - top in class comfort and edging performance

In a market dominated by softer climbing shoes, stiffness and support are hard to come by; but here's a model that bucks the trend. Combining a forgiving fit for all-day comfort, with surprisingly decent performance in the...

Scarpa Mescalito TRK Pro GTX Men's and Women's Boots

"This feels like a nice 3-season walking boot that Scarpa have tried to winterise, without actually making...

Scarpa Veloce Lace - Intermediate Performance Meets Beginner Comfort

On paper, perhaps the Veloce Lace shouldn't work, says Tim Hill; and yet it really does....

Gear of the Year 2023

Our reviewers see a lot of gear, and while most is pretty good there will always be a few real stand-outs. Looking back over the last...

Recycled Gear - Reducing Our Impact

With a growing awareness of environmental issues, and the urgent need for greater sustainability, many outdoor brands...


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CWIF 16-17th March 2024 - Registration now open!

Join us on Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th March, climb alongside some of the best climbers in the world on problems set by some of the world's best routesetters.

Scarpa Mescalito Mids - Save 35%

Save 35% and pick up a pair of comfortable, lightweight, three-season hiking boots for just £149! Get ready for summer trekking, hiking and walking adventures.

SCARPA steps forward to sponsor mountain running events

SCARPA has signed up as title sponsor of the Great Lakeland 3Day for the next three editions of the event. In addition, the brand will become the exclusive footwear sponsor of the Montane Dragon's Back Race. Both are organised by...

Outside Deals - Save up to 30% on Scarpa Mojito & DMM Trance harness

The latest deals from Outside are on DMM Trance harness - Save 24% and...

New Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

In our final roundup of new gear for Autumn/Winter 2021, we take a look at an eclectic mix of headtorches, footwear, packs,...

New Climbing Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops...

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...


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