Drew Ruana repeats Box Therapy in RMCP (Font 8C+)

21 year old American climber Drew Ruana has made the 2nd ascent of Daniel Woods epic bouldering test piece Box Therapy. This is Ruana's second 8C+ after his repeat of Jimmy Webb's Sleepwalker at Red Rocks in January. Interviewed for at the time of the first ascent, Woods noted...

Sharma Returns To Deep Water Soloing

One of the world's leading climbers has returned to the shores of Majorca to practice psicobloc (Deep Water Soloing), which is when rock climbers take on very high and difficult routes on cliffs that have water at their base, to protect them from injury if they fall. Chris Sharma is...
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Wales Lifts Covid Restrictions

National Parks and other beauty spots All Covid related access restrictions will be lifted across all of Wales by Monday July 6th and all closed areas should be open by that date. All the National Parks will be open for day visitors pretty much as they were pre-Covid. However, some...

Adam Ondra: Czech Mate

Brno, is an relatively unknown place in the South East of the Czech Republic. It is famous for two things, my grand-father and Adam Ondra. That Brno has produced such a notable athlete is testament to the work-ethic that has seen Adam rise up through the ranks of international...

New Routes on Iron Crag for Neil Gresham

Neil Gresham has climbed two new routes on Iron Crag, Thirlmere in the Lakes. Ironed Out (E8 7a) is a direct finish to The Iron Man (E7 6c) and Way Out West (E8 6c) starts up Western Union (E6 6b). Photo: Ian Parnell. Taken from

Review: MSR 1.7L Reactor Stove

Not only is the Reactor Stove System the fastest and most fuel efficient stove ever made, it’s the only one that delivers that level of performance in the cold and wind of the real world. While that might sound like hype, take a look at these test results and see...

IFSC Announce Resumption of Competition Climbing

Following suspension of competition climbing due to Covid-19, the IFSC has announced the resumption of sport climbing starting on August 21 and 22. These World Cups will be held in accordance with the recently updated IFSC rules which cover pandemics. The addendum guidelines specifically cover 'hygiene, social distancing and the...

Hazel Findlay repeats The Quarryman (E8 7A)

UK - UK climber Hazel Findlay has climbed Johnny Dawes' 1980's slate test piece The Quarryman (E8 7a). She had climbed the spectacular groove pitch in June but returned to climb all the pitches in one push. Made famous in the Johnny Dawes groundbreaking climbing film 'Stone Monkey', the route...
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