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GROUP TEST: Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise unprotectable sections of rock can make the difference between arriving at the top of your route... or at the bottom. However their tiny size makes them extra sensitive to the vagaries of camming devices - holding power, walking and deformation. As such you want the best quality you can get; in this test we take a look at some of the best micro cams currently available.

OPINION: Free Access Versus Conservation - A Delicate Balance

With an onslaught of 'dirty campers', camper van convoys, and litter, familiar issues have come to a head in the Scottish Highlands this summer, while facilities to cope...

INTERVIEW: Alex Megos on Bibliographie 9c

We recently reported that Alex Megos had climbed his long-term project at Céüse after spending 60 days on the route. Bibliographie was bolted and named by Ethan...
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Scarpa Phantom 6000s Deal at Outside

Pick up a bargain pair of winter climbing boots. Save 32% on a pair of Scarpa Phantom 6000s at just £475 (RRP £700). Lighter, warmer and more precise they're a top choice for climbing in very cold conditions or at high altitude.

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COMPETITION: Win an EDELRID Shield helmet

EDELRID's Shield helmet has been a staple of the range for a few years. It received a colour update for 2020. EDELRID are giving two lucky climbers the chance to win the...

Photo of the Week
An exhilarating position in the Northwest - Guy Robertson climbing his new route on Suilven, 'Lord of the...
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Congratulations to Mac fae Stirling for being voted Gallery of the Week by UKC users.

There were 162 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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Peak Limestone update on the Rockfax App

New crags, routes and updates have just been added to the Rockfax App for the Peak Limestone area, including even more sport climbing.

The Rockfax App gives you over 40 guidebooks - from stunning trad in the Lake District to winter sun in Kalymnos, gritstone bouldering in the Peak and winter climbing in Scotland at your fingertips.

That's not all though - with features like offline navigation and user comments, finding your next new route or favourite crag has never been easier. And all this for as little as £3/month!

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