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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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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 him down, Tom return...

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 minutes 36 seconds. The round combines 34 miles of running between 15 multipitch Classic Rock routes, involving 70 pitches up to VS and 4300m...

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 Drink on the Profile Wall in Jøssingfjord, Norway. Thought of as one of the hardest crack climbs in the world, Recovery Drink has attracted...

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

Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker AKA The Wideboyz have made the first repeat of another monster...

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

Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker, better known as the Wide Boyz are one of Britain's most prolific climbing...

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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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 conti...

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 unprotectable sections of rock can make the difference between arriving at the top of your route... or at the bottom. However their tiny size...

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

Rab's Skyline Range for Runners

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

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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...

Using the Zenith Jacket as a windproof on the Crianlarich hills  © Dan Bailey
Using the Zenith Jacket as a windproof on the Crianlarich hills  © Dan Bailey

Rab Zenith Jacket and Pants

Rab's latest waterproofs in Gore-Tex Paclite Plus, the Zenith jacket and trousers, are light and packable enough for...

Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear
Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear

Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

What's the ideal shell for Scottish winter climbing and gnarly hill walks? A beefy and protective one! Here we review tough...


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Zeros Matrimonio  © Wild Country
Zeros Matrimonio  © Wild Country

Wild Country Zero Friends

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Friends   © Wild Country
Friends   © Wild Country

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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.

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ISPO 2020 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Clothing  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Clothing

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...


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