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ARTICLE: The Day the Music Died - Remembering John Allen

Graham Hoey remembers friend and gritstone legend John Allen, who died earlier this month in a climbing accident in the Peak. On Monday 18 May 2020 John Allen tragically lost his life in a fall at Stoney West. He was a well-loved legend within the climbing world and well on his way to becoming a National Treasure - a title which would have amused him but one I feel he would have accepted with his usual humility.

ARTICLE: Crag Notes: Soft Mountains

In this month's Crag Notes, Johnny Dawes takes us away from the mainstream and back to where it all began for him: the Malvern Hills. It's an unlikely venue for rock...

REVIEW: Friction Labs Secret Stuff & Secret Stuff AF

In 2015 I wrote a moderately controversial review for the newly released Friction Labs Chalk, which had just hit the shelves in the UK. Some thought was it a hoax, others...
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Peak Limestone – Pre-order Now

We have been busy during lockdown finishing off the new Peak Limestone guidebook. This big new book is the next stage in development for Rockfax. It has a new design layout but is also more closely linked to the App than any previous publication.

The book is set to be published on 4 June and we will release the extended app content at the same time. The app will cover many extra crags and buttresses. Some of these are minor venues, others are extra buttresses on otherwise well-documented crags and others are in places where the development is not yet complete.

We have also been able to get some amazing new crag shots for the guide using the latest camera and Photoshop technology. The printed version really shows this amazing photography off to the full with some huge full double-page topos and overview photos.

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COMPETITION: Win a Mountain Hardwear Kor Preshell™ Hoody with Pertex

To celebrate their new film 'A Feather in the West' Pertex are giving you the chance to win a Mountain Hardwear Kor Preshell™ Hoody. In September 2019, a team of...

Photo of the Week
After a long push through the night, Sarah sends the run-out crux pitch on 'Dwyerw'.
Sarah Black

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

There were 202 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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The past six weeks have been strange for everyone. In an effort to keep you entertained and up-to-date we have increased our output of news and articles. As you might expect, with limited access to the outdoors, we have seen a big increase in site traffic. We would like to thank every one of you: you are each a key part of what makes this wonderful website possible.

However, the lockdown has affected everyone hugely. The outdoor industry, and UKClimbing, is no exception to this. We have found ourselves in the strange situation that whilst our viewership has increased, our main source of income has decreased.

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