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NEWS: Adam Ondra Flashes The Ace, 8B

Adam Ondra has become the first person to flash Jerry Moffatt's iconic 8B boulder, The Ace, at Stanage Plantation.

REVIEW: Rab Mythic Ultra Down Jacket - lightweight duvet with heavyweight warmth

"Warmer down jackets are available, and lighter alternatives can easily be had" says Dan Bailey "but I suspect you'd struggle to find anything that's both. If you're willing...

VIDEO: How to Abseil

In this video, Matt Cooper from The Mountaineering Company runs through a simple and effective way of abseiling that can be used in a variety of locations. He explains the...
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Scarpa Phantom 6000

The Phantom range is legendary within the Scarpa collection, partly due to its collaboration with Ueli Steck, which took this type of boot to a new level. The latest version of the Phantom 6000 is both lighter AND warmer. How is this even possible - watch the video for more detail...

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New Reading gym aims for top class bouldering at rock bottom price

The Climbing Hangar’s all-new bouldering gym in Reading is offering unlimited climbing for £1 more than a single day pass.

In addition to a 14,500 square foot bouldering wall with 250 climbs on the latest holds, there are digital training boards, a strength training gym and a cafe, serving great food, coffee, craft beers and freshly made food.

The Climbing Hangar wants make climbing as affordable as possible at a time when many consumers are budgeting and making sacrifices. The brand believes physical and mental wellbeing are too important to cut when times are tough.

Sign up for Hangar Reading by Friday 27 January, and you'll receive unlimited climbing until the end of February for just £14.99.

But the value doesn't end there, from 28 January membership costs just £20 per month with hire kit included. That's less than half the going rate in the area.

Hangar Reading opens to the public on Monday 30 January 2023.

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COMPETITION: DMM Quickdraw Competition

The DMM Quickdraw Competition is a global competition running until 31st March 2023. The rules are simple: purchase any number of DMM sport climbing quickdraws, register...

Photo of the Week
A composite image of yours truly bouldering at Pednvounder Beach one night in August 2022. All images taken...
Matt George

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

There were 175 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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Discover Osprey's new mountaineering pack!

Conquer the world’s greatest peaks with the superior fit, form and function of Osprey’s NEW Mutant Nimsdai 90.

Tested and designed in partnership with Nimsdai - the fastest person to climb all 14 of the world’s 8,000m+ peaks, and the first to summit K2 in winter without oxygen – this pro-level pack is built to deliver superior load carry and exceptional stability for the most demanding alpine objectives in the world.

Osprey's commitment to performance doesn't compromise on sustainability; this pro-level pack is constructed with bluesign® approved recycled fabrics, delivering excellent durability in a lightweight and low-impact package.


Use code MUTANT-NIMS-90 for 20% off the Mutant Nimsdai 90 mountaineering pack. The code is valid on Osprey Europe.

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