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Tom Newman


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I mainly boulder due to the fact that it is easier to do so in the UK and the majority of my days off are week day’s, so it’s hard to track down a belay buddy. I also manage a bouldering centre so I naturally lean towards bouldering. My mum has a place out in Spain, so whenever I get a chance to go out there, I always take a rope and harness. It would be rude not to considering it’s the sport climbing mecca of the globe.

I’m known to dabble in competition climbing as well. It’s challenging and I enjoy that, however, it’s hard to stay motivated for international competition when the guys we go up against are outlandishly good and strong.

The Number Crunch: The Ace 8B, Voyager, 8B+ . FA’s; An Extra Inch of Musclin Man 8A and Whackaboosh 8A.

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News 8B/+ and More for Tom Newman

Top British boulderer Tom Newman has had a busy few summer months, with repeats of problems up to 8B/+ and a couple of first ascents up to 8B - most notably a variation on Fat Lip 8B, with Fat Choice 8B. Since June, Tom has climbed ten problems at 8A or above in...

News Tom Newman Flashes 8A & More in Hueco Tanks

Tom Newman has just returned from a very successful trip to Hueco Tanks, Texas where he climbed a number of hard problems, very quickly, including flashing 2 8A's and 3 7C+'s...

News Hard New Boulder Ascents For Wilson & Newman

Joe Wilson and Tom Newman have both put up a hard new boulder problem each recently. Joe climbed the first ascent of Blood Sport Lefthand, at Shaftoe Crags, a lefthand variant on an Andy Earl 8A+/B, Earl thought the lefthand would be around 8B....

News Grit News - Tom Newman on Voyager, The Ace and More

British bouldering team member Tom Newman has had a good winter on the grit, with highlights being ascents of The Ace (8B) and Voyager (8B) at Burbage. We spoke to Tom to get some more details of his exploits over the last few months...


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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

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