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ARTICLE: Black People Don't Climb, Do They?

US Creative director, climber and actor Raheim Robinson shares his experience of discovering climbing and finding himself through the sport, despite the difficulties he's faced as a black man in a predominantly white activity. 'I soon realised that climbing was the therapy I needed; the missing piece in my life wasn't something outside of me, rather it was already within me and climbing gave me the safe space to allow me to just be.'

ARTICLE: Crag Notes: The Ghosts of Bolton Wall

This month's Crag Note doesn't actually feature a crag, it features a climbing wall. 

REVIEW: Looking for Wild: Fitz Roy pants + Cilaos shorts

Looking for Wild are a new French climbing clothing brand whose clothes are ideal for climbing, whilst also being extremely stylish. Their ethos is quite simple: create...
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COMPETITION: Win a Wild Country .1, .2 & .3 Zero Friend

47 years ago Ray Jardine created the first prototype camming device, nicknamed Friends, they changed the way people climbed and expanded the horizon for protecting hard rock...

Photo of the Week
Andi Smith on the third pitch of Positron

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

There were 236 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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The Mammut Gym 9.9 is a designed for intensive use - indoors or out, on sport or trad. It has an optimized sheath construction which  offers a very fine and smooth surface and because of the smooth structure, the rope is less prone to abrasion. The fine sheath construction also makes the Gym 9.9 an easy handling rope.

  • Sheath proportion: 39 %
  • UIAA falls (single rope 80 kg): 8-9
  • Impact force: 8.5
  • Diameter: 9.9 mm
  • UIAA dry test: 46 %
  • Static elongation single rope: 6.5 %
  • Stretch on first fall: 31 %
  • Weight: 65g/m

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