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UKC Weekly Newsletter for 2nd October Search:
J?ttnar are a new UK outdoor company making technical clothing for mountaineering, winter climbing and all-mountain skiing.

You can win some of their kit at J?ttnar: Two Years in Design, Development and Testing

The low-key climber Nathan Lee has climbed the blank wall at Wimberry between Appointment with Fear and Appointment with Death to give a new route now named Unknown Stones. Read more at UKC News
Feature: Magic Wood: Bad Behaviour Or Just Bad Business?
How it should be, a friendly evening on the campsite around the fire pit, 3 kb

The campsite at Magic Wood is overflowing... with human waste. Is this a case of bad behaviour, or should more facilities be built to cope with a greater demand? 

UKC talk to campsite owner and climber Thomas Saluz to find out more about the complex and delicate situation at one of the word's most famous bouldering destinations...

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Photo of the Week
Stepping onto the rainbow, 53 kb
"Stepping onto the rainbow" © Simon Cardy
Reel Rock Tour 13 Newsletter Image , 77 kb

The Reel Rock Film Tour brings an extraordinary collection of brand new climbing films to the UK this OCTOBER. Witness the epic clash on Mt. Everest with Ueli Steck and Simone Moro; futuristic trad featuring Hazel Findlay; wild first ascents in Borneo with Daniel Woods and Yuji Hirayama; as well as the legendary story of the Stonemasters in Yosemite National Park.

You can catch a Reel Rock screening in Lancaster, Ebbw Vale, Matlock Bath, Colwyn Bay, Bathgate, Aviemore, Loch Lomond, Birmingham, London, Penrith, York, Plymouth, Southampton, Sheffield, Bristol and Newcastle.

To book tickets and view the trailer head to:

Heaps of prize giveaways each night!

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The most popular Climbing Forums in the world, with 7,800 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 900+ topics this week included:
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*  Mens WC Road Race
*  Lethal Rhymes while belaying
*  Winter softshell?
*  E3 6c... does it exist?
The No.1 poster in our Top 40 Posters this week was mgco3.
Rab Strata, 53 kb
Project Strata was conceived like all the best expeditions: over some grainy photos, topos, a cup of tea and a biscuit in a house in Sheffield... Rab sent a team to Arctic Norway to put the new Polartec Alpha technology to the test.

Click to find out more...

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Latest News
All the Latest News from the UK and around the world. No more waiting for next month's magazine:
Fifty Shades of grey!  Well, ok Three..., 2 kb
Gallery of the Week
Our Photo Gallery contains a unique collection of over 167,800 images from UKClimbing users, with 311 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 2,282 votes, and the top voter was rockrat.

Congratulations to stevethex, 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: Win An Exped DownMat UL 7 Sleeping Mat: Win an ultralight version of the DownMat sporting identically high R-Values, yet weight and packed size are in a league of their own.
Rock Climbing Basics 12: Abseil Knots: This is the twelfth in a 12-part series from Climbing Magazine, Wild Country and Red Chili, demonstrating and explaining the basic skills needed to be safe on the crags. In this...
Opinion Piece: Access Denied: Outdoor blogger John Appleby pours scorn on the state of public access in England and Wales, and the 'plate of cold tripe' that is the CRoW Act.
COMP: Jöttnar: Two Years in Design, Development and...: Jöttnar - Relentless, Ferocious, Formidable.  Launching today, we make technical clothing for mountaineering, winter climbing and all-mountain... content in September 2013: A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 20 new articles, 33 product announcements and 4 independent gear reviews from the UKC...
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