Andy Winterleitner climbs 9a

04 August, 2016

After repeated visits over three seasons to Gimmelwald in Switzerland, Andy Winterleitner climbs his first 9a with a redpoint of Jungfrau Marathon.

Californian granite on my mind

02 August, 2016

Anna Wells decided that California and Yosemite's granite big walls would be the perfect way to spend a month between the end of university and graduation. However, she'd never been big walling before.

Request for user inspection: DMM harnesses

08 July, 2016

Following the discovery of missing structural sewing on a DMM harness we are issuing this Request for User Inspection.

São Tomé big wall climb

15 June, 2016

Gareth 'Gaz' Leah and Mexican big wall veteran, Sergio 'Tiny' Almada, have established a 15 pitch route, Nubivagant 5.13d/A0 (F8b), up the striking Pico Cão Grande on the African island of São Tomé and Príncipe.

First British ascent of the Infinite Spur

14 June, 2016

Ben Silvestre, Pete Graham and Will Harris make the first British ascent of the committing Infinite Spur on the South Face of  Sultana (Mount Foraker) in Alaska. This aesthetic line rises as an arete for around 2700 metres from the bergschrund to the South Summit (5124 m) of Sultana.

Next level from Megos in Parisella's Cave

12 June, 2016

Over two afternoons in north Wales, Alex Megos left local Parisella Cave dwellers standing in awe as he climbed five 8B's, and a new 8B+ link-up with Louis Armstrong into Halfway House.

The Great Escape (E8) onsight

23 May, 2016

James McHaffie and Ryan Pasquill's first route on the Isle of Arran is one they'll be sure to remember, with an onsight of The Great Escape (E8 6b, 6c, 6b) on The Bastion, just below the summit of Cioch na h-Oighe.

McHaffie new route spree continues

16 May, 2016

James McHaffie has made the first ascent of the well-eyed line up the slabby face between the top pitch of Direct Route and Crosstie, on The Nose of Dinas Mot, to give what is likely to be the hardest pitch of climbing in the Llanberis Pass.

British alpinists with sights on Alaska

04 May, 2016

British alpinists, Ben Silvestre, Will Harris and Peter Graham have embarked on a six week trip to the Central Alaska Range with new route objectives and an attempt on Mount Foraker's Infinite Spur in mind.

McHaffie adds E9 to Llanberis Pass

25 April, 2016

McHaffie continues his new route spree in north Wales with House of Talons (E9 6c) on Dinas Cromlech in the Llanberis Pass. Aside from the big grade the protection is also notable in that 12 skyhooks were used to protect the insecure climbing.

Pritchard 'knocks-off' the Totem Pole

10 April, 2016

Eighteen years after the accident that left Paul Pritchard partially paralysed he returned to climb the Totem Pole and close a chapter on his life.

Dhaulagiri medical research xxpedition

29 March, 2016

A British services expedition will conduct pioneering medical research into the effects of altitude on the human body as they attempt to climb the world's 7th highest peak, Dhaulagiri (8167 m).

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