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The weekend of the 7th - 8th of July will see the 2012 BMC British Bouldering Championships held at Graves Park in Sheffield at the Cliffhanger Festival.

More details Cliffhanger Festival

Full details of the BMC British Bouldering Championships (and how to enter) at the BMC website

If you can't make it, you can watch live at
Reviewed: BMC Over The Moors Guidebook - Reviewed
1965 Saddleworth - Chew Guide, 3 kb"The amazing thing is that virtually all of these Dark Peak crags have remained backwaters. Why is this?" wonders Mick Ward in this superbly written review. "Are we so lazy that we won't walk uphill?"The good news is that much of the effort has, at least, been removed from hunting for climbs when you get there. A team of volunteers have researched, compiled and route-checked 3,800 routes from Mod to E9 in the upland gritstone crags that ring the mighty moorlands of Kinder, Bleaklow and the Chew Valley, plus 200 boulder problems from V0 to V10...
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Photo of the Week
summit pinnacle Sudgrat, 40 kb
"summit pinnacle Sudgrat" © Nadir khan
Patagonia Footprint Chronicles Homepage, 47 kb
Patagonia are taking corporate transparency and responsibility to the next level with the relaunch of their critically acclaimed Footprint Chronicles website.

Patagonia Relaunches Footprint Chronicles Website.

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The most popular Climbing Forums in the world, with 8,300 new messages last week. Talk about the routes you're going to do, ethical debates, foreign trips, winter routes and conditions or expeditions. Some of the busiest of the 1000+ topics this week included:
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*  Tour de France - Live Discussion (Contains...
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*  Wolds most iconic climbs
*  should there be a fixed rope now on Jack's...
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*  newbie=Is it worth getting a fingerboard
*  Best S/HS's in North Wales.
*  Broad Buttress (2) on the Buachaille
The No.1 poster in our Top 40 Posters this week was Blue Straggler.
James Turnbull and Phil Applegate - The Outside Team - on the Ridge. Celebrating? Did they win?, 53 kb

COMPETITION AND REPORT: The Race Along the Cuillin Ridge.

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nadia, WI4 Les orres, ecrins, 3 kb
Gallery of the Week
Our Photo Gallery contains a unique collection of over 145,500 images from UKClimbing users, with 255 new photos added this week.

As a registered user you can upload your photos into your personal gallery, as well as voting on any photo on the site. This week we had 1,625 votes, and the top voter was ITS.

Congratulations to Nadir khan, our Gallery of the Week as voted by UKC users.

Events Diary
All the dates you need in our Events Diary for Competitions, lectures and even club meets:
Latest Articles
Read our Latest Articles for inspirational rock destinations, interviews, gear reviews, competitions and much more:

COMPETITION AND REPORT: The Race Along the Cuillin Ridge: In a spell of extraordinary good weather in May, two teams from Outside in Hathersage and V12 - Outdoor in Llanberis raced along the Cuillin Ridge taking...
How to tie in to the rope: The first and perhaps most important skill you learn as a climber is how to tie on to the end of the rope. The most commonly used knots are the 're-threaded figure-of-eight' and the 'bowline...
Top Ten Tips for Wild Camping : Whether you're out for a jolly with a group of friends or immersed in the wild on a soulful solo trip, camping up in the hills far from civilisation is one of life's essential...
VIDEO: Shattered - Steve House: When you've given everything, what do you have left? After achieving his dream summit, an elite climber finds himself empty. Broken and untethered, he searches for a fulfillment more...
COMPETITION: Win a MSR Reactor Stove and Therm-a-Rest...: In this competition the prizes are a MSR Reactor Stove System, a Reactor 2.5L pot, a MSR Universal Canister Stand, and a Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite mattress...
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