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ARTICLE: Franco Cookson's Guide to Headpointing

The evil word. Pre-practice, top roping, working: all synonyms for that most diabolical of threats to stylistic purity. Even before Alastair Lee's aesthetic masterpiece Onsight, headpointing had got a bit of a dubious reputation for allowing Trad climbers to "cheat",...

NEWS: Jasmin Paris Wins Montane Spine Race

Jasmin Paris has won this year's Montane Spine Race in a record time of 83 hours, 12 minutes and 23 seconds. She is the first woman to win it outright - and she won it by a...

ARTICLE: In Memory of Al Evans

Mick Ward reflects on the life of Al Evans, a much-loved character of the British climbing scene and long-time highly active member of our forums, who sadly passed away last...
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REVIEW: Climbing Technology Nuptse Evo Crampon

A classic 12-point crampon that will cover you from winter walking, though mountaineering, to climbing at a respectable level, the Nuptse Evo represents great value for...

Photo of the Week
Climbers on Ventriloquist
Brodie Hood Photography

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Congratulations to LucaC for being voted Gallery of the Week by UKC users.

There were 102 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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New range of UK made Bouldering mats from Alpkit

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Compact enough to fit in a car boot yet thick enough to create a reassuringly protected landing zone.

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