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Tom Randall


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Tom is a trad climber at heart, whose passion for the unknown in climbing has lead to numerous new routes both in the UK and overseas.

FA's of multiple 5.14 trad routes, repeats of many of the world's hardest cracks and one side of The Wideboyz duo.

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2020 Roundup Image   © UKC

News 2020 - A Year of Climbing News

2020 will be a year that most will hastily forget, with COVID-19 overshadowing the majority of the year. With much of the UK locked down throughout 2020, it's a wonder that we have much to reflect upon at all in our annual roundup. 

Tom Randall Zoom Interview  © UKC
Tom Randall Zoom Interview  © UKC

Video Kendal Mountain Festival - Tom Randall Interview

In the build-up to this year's Kendal Mountain Festival, we're talking to some of the stars of the event and will hopefully be providing a snippet of what can be expected throughout the festival. In this interview, Rob Greenwood catches up with...

Will nearing the top of Little Chamonix.  © Will Birkett
Will nearing the top of Little Chamonix.  © Will Birkett

News Lakes Classic Rock Record set (again) by Tom Randall, smashed by Will Birkett

In a whirlwind weekend, Tom Randall and Will Birkett were rushing around the Lakes attempting to beat each other's records for the Classic Rock Round. Not content with his previous time due to wet conditions slowing...

Tom Randall flying around the Lakes.  © Tom Randall
Tom Randall flying around the Lakes.  © Tom Randall

News Tom Randall Breaks Lakes Classic Rock Round Record

Tom Randall has broken the Classic Rock Round record in the Lake District with a time of 12 hours 2...

Pete Whittaker on Recovery Drink  © Epic TV
Pete Whittaker on Recovery Drink  © Epic TV

Fri Night Vid Pete Whittaker climbs Recovery Drink (8c+)

This week's Friday Night Video takes us back to Pete Whittaker's multi-year battle on Recovery...

Pete wrestles with the Black Mamba 5.14b.  © Talo Martin
Pete wrestles with the Black Mamba 5.14b.  © Talo Martin

Fri Night Vid The Wideboyz Crack on in Canyonlands

Earlier this year Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker (AKA the Wideboyz) travelled back to their favourite crack haunt...

Pete wrestles with the Black Mamba 5.14b.  © Talo Martin
Pete wrestles with the Black Mamba 5.14b.  © Talo Martin

News Hardest Crack Line yet for the Wide Boyz - Black Mamba 5.14b

Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall have made another hard first ascent in the Utah desert – Black...

Pete Whittaker repeating Necronomicon in White Rim.  © Tom Randall
Pete Whittaker repeating Necronomicon in White Rim.  © Tom Randall

News Roof Crack Repeat by Randall and Whittaker - Necronomicon 5.13d/14a

Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall on Freerider  © WideBoyz
Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall on Freerider  © WideBoyz

Interview Perfect Partners #15: Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall

Wide Boyz - All Tooled Up  © Rab
Wide Boyz - All Tooled Up  © Rab

Fri Night Vid Wide Boyz - All Tooled Up

Keith Sharples climbing into his 60s.  © Keith Sharples
Keith Sharples climbing into his 60s.  © Keith Sharples

Skills Lattice Training Series with Tom Randall - Part 7: Training Lessons from the Over 50's

Tendon Glides are a great low load exercise for finger injuries  © Lattice Training
Tendon Glides are a great low load exercise for finger injuries  © Lattice Training

Article Lattice Training Series with Tom Randall - Part 6: Finger Injuries

Tom Randall training on the campus board  © Lattice Training
Tom Randall training on the campus board  © Lattice Training

Article Lattice Training Series with Tom Randall - Part 5: Finger Strength Rules

Maddie Cope doing The Typewriter.  © Lattice Training
Maddie Cope doing The Typewriter.  © Lattice Training

Article Lattice Training Series with Tom Randall - Part 4: Conditioning & Mobility

Building up strength and power through bouldering.  © Lattice/Crimpd
Building up strength and power through bouldering.  © Lattice/Crimpd

Skills Lattice Training Series with Tom Randall - Part 3: Strength & Power

Training alone on an auto belay.  © Lattice Training
Training alone on an auto belay.  © Lattice Training

Skills Lattice Training Series with Tom Randall - Part 2: Power Endurance

Maddie Cope leading at The Foundry.  © Lattice Training
Maddie Cope leading at The Foundry.  © Lattice Training

Skills Lattice Training Series with Tom Randall - Part 1: Endurance

Lattice Training Series  © UKC
Lattice Training Series  © UKC

Skills Lattice Training: Long End Power Endurance

Lattice Training Series  © UKC
Lattice Training Series  © UKC

Skills Lattice Training: Anaerobic Capacity

Tom Randall on the first trad ascent of La Fuerza de la Gravedad 8b+.  © Talo Martin
Tom Randall on the first trad ascent of La Fuerza de la Gravedad 8b+.  © Talo Martin

News First Trad Ascent of Spain's Hardest Crack By Tom Randall

Cedar Wright entertains the crowd  © Ola Stepien
Cedar Wright entertains the crowd  © Ola Stepien

Article 10 People You'll Meet...at Kendal Mountain Festival 2017

Crack School at the Foundry  © Band of Birds
Crack School at the Foundry  © Band of Birds

Product News Wide Boyz Crack School in association with Wild Country tour dates announced

Wide Grandadz  © Dark Sky Media
Wide Grandadz  © Dark Sky Media

Fri Night Vid Wide Grandadz

Tom Randall  © UKC News
Tom Randall  © UKC News

News VIDEO - Wideboyz in the Czech Republic

Wideboyz and the Staffs Nose  © UKC News
Wideboyz and the Staffs Nose  © UKC News

Fri Night Vid Wideboyz Smash Staffordshire Nose Record

Tom Randall - Supersonic Montage  © Mike Hutton
Tom Randall - Supersonic Montage  © Mike Hutton

News New Dorset E8 for Tom Randall

Tom Randall - Obsession  © Rab
Tom Randall - Obsession  © Rab

News VIDEO - Tom Randall: Obsession

Tom on Silence Of The Lambs, 5.13b  © Mike Hutton
Tom on Silence Of The Lambs, 5.13b  © Mike Hutton

News The Millennium Arch 5.14: 300ft Roof Crack by Wide Boyz

Tom on Silence Of The Lambs, 5.13b  © Mike Hutton
Tom on Silence Of The Lambs, 5.13b  © Mike Hutton

Interview Wide Boyz at Large in America

Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall break the Staffs Nose record by 2 hours 14 minutes!  © Dark Sky Media
Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall break the Staffs Nose record by 2 hours 14 minutes!  © Dark Sky Media

News Crown of Thorns 5.14a - World's Biggest Roof Crack by Wideboyz

Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall break the Staffs Nose record by 2 hours 14 minutes!  © Dark Sky Media
Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall break the Staffs Nose record by 2 hours 14 minutes!  © Dark Sky Media

News Wideboyz Smash Staffs Nose Record by Two Hours

Infusoria breaches the biggest roof on sandstone in the UK  © Coldhouse Collective
Infusoria breaches the biggest roof on sandstone in the UK  © Coldhouse Collective

News Tom Randall Climbs Franco Cookson's Roof Project: Infusoria E7 6b

Pete W Offwidth  © Pete W
Pete W Offwidth  © Pete W

News New Mega-Offwidth for Wide-Boy Pete W

WideBoyz Minions  © Hot Aches / BMCTV
WideBoyz Minions  © Hot Aches / BMCTV

Friday Night Video WideBoyz Minions

Tom Randall's Stamina Training  © Lois Frost
Tom Randall's Stamina Training  © Lois Frost

Video Stamina Training with Tom Randall

Tom Randall, working and cleaning the line of Dan Dare, Rora Head, Hoy  © Calum Muskett
Tom Randall, working and cleaning the line of Dan Dare, Rora Head, Hoy  © Calum Muskett

Video Hoy Boys - Tom Randall, Calum Muskett - E7s

Tom Randall tip-toeing up an Appointment with Death (E9 6c)  © Wild Country / Hotaches (Screenshot from film)
Tom Randall tip-toeing up an Appointment with Death (E9 6c)  © Wild Country / Hotaches (Screenshot from film)

Video Tom Randall on Appointment With Death E9 6c

Tom Randall on the first ascent of Nah'han - E8 6c Gardoms  © Screen Shot from film
Tom Randall on the first ascent of Nah'han - E8 6c Gardoms  © Screen Shot from film

Video New Grit E8 for Tom Randall

Wide boyz  © Hot Aches productions
Wide boyz  © Hot Aches productions

Review Wide Boyz DVD


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Microlight Alpine montage  © Rob Greenwood

Rab Microlight Alpine jacket - Men's and Women's

Made using recycled fabrics and P.U.R.E recycled hydrophobic down, the new Microlight Alpine is an ethically sound upgrade to an established class act. Rob Greenwood and Penny Orr conduct a his-n-hers review.

The Alpine Light Jacket on the alpine-lite terrain of An Garbhanach   © Dan Bailey
The Alpine Light Jacket on the alpine-lite terrain of An Garbhanach   © Dan Bailey

Rab's New Vapour-Rise Range

Combining a weather-resisting outer with a wicking/insulating lining, for many years Rab's Vapour-Rise system has been one of the most effective and versatile softshell options available. Dan Bailey checks out the three new jackets in the fully revamped 2020 VR...

Rab Torque Pants montage  © Nick Brown
Rab Torque Pants montage  © Nick Brown

Rab Torque Pant

"I've long been a fan of Torque Pants (trousers)" says Dan Bailey. "The current version has remained unchanged for several years, and in a market that seems to make tweaks every season for the sake of novelty it's nice to see that sort of continuity. It's hard to imagine how...

Micro cams group test montage  © Rebecca Ting
Micro cams group test montage  © Rebecca Ting

Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise...

Skyline range thumbnail  © Dan Bailey
Skyline range thumbnail  © Dan Bailey

Rab's Skyline Range for Runners

Rab's Skyline range, aimed primarily at mountain runners, covers a full selection of lightweight clothing from shorts and...

It's light, and snug for its weight  © Dan Bailey
It's light, and snug for its weight  © Dan Bailey

Rab Cirrus Flex Vest

Gilets may not be the most exciting category of clothing, but they're really versatile, says Dan Bailey - and this lightweight synthetic...

The part-elasticated hood is roomy and easily adjusted  © Sarah Jane Douglas
The part-elasticated hood is roomy and easily adjusted  © Sarah Jane Douglas

Rab Women's Meridian Jacket

The Meridian is a good, lightweight shell that's ideal for hillwalking, backpacking and all-round three season use, says Sarah...


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Khroma Range  © Rab

Masters of Exploration – The new Rab Khroma ski mountaineering collection

British outdoor expert Rab has just launched its brand new ski-mountaineering collection Khroma, offering a full range of high-tech styles made for those who love the up as much as the down!

Climate Neutral  © Equip UK
Climate Neutral  © Equip UK

Rab and Lowe Alpine commit to achieve Net Zero by 2030

As a first step, project developer and climate solutions provider South Pole certifies Equip as 'Climate Neutral Company' in November 2020

Rab Vapour-Rise Range: Tested to Perfection

Tested to perfection - The new Vapour-Rise range from Rab.

Zeros Matrimonio  © Wild Country
Zeros Matrimonio  © Wild Country

Wild Country Zero Friends

Introducing the new Zeros for solid holding power in small placements. The ultimate weapon for thin cracks, pockets or...

Friends   © Wild Country
Friends   © Wild Country

Wild Country Product Lifespan Update

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Wild Country virtual showroom  © Wild Country
Wild Country virtual showroom  © Wild Country

Wild Country Product Preview - Spring/Summer 2021

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Equip CEO Matt Gowar visiting a factory in Myanmar.   © Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd.
Equip CEO Matt Gowar visiting a factory in Myanmar.   © Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd.

Rab and Lowe Alpine join Fair Wear Foundation

British outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine, owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd., are...


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