Articles - UK crags - Trad climbing
Posted: 31 Jan 2012
A review of the film of Dave MacLeod and Andy Turner's ambitious attempt to free direct version of the iconic Long Hope route on St John's Head on Hoy in the Orkney Islands, first climbed 40 years before by Ed Drummond and Oliver Hill.
Posted: 03 Aug 2011
Mainstream movies featuring climbing action have a pretty poor track record of being realistic but British film director Julian Gilbey is aiming to change that with his new kidnap thriller set on the Rannoch Wall of Buachaille Etive Mor. Jamie Maddison got exclusive access to the set to find out what it’s all about…
Posted: 24 Feb 2011
Home to Yorkshire gritstone's only 4-star route amid a sea of other bona fide classics, John Horscroft dodges the cowpats to tackle the brute that is Almscliff.
Posted: 21 Dec 2010
We pick out some of the best reader photos uploaded to the galleries on www.climber.co.uk during 2010 – and there’s everything from classic trad to peak bouldering, sensational alpine scenery, hard sport climbing and winter ice.
Posted: 15 Nov 2010
Just another day out last summer at Stanage Popular on a VS he had done before ended in a life changing fall for Rick Nash. Here, he recounts the events of the day (that he can remember), his long and ongoing road to recovery and the crucial help of the Mountain Rescue Team and Air Ambulance.
Posted: 12 May 2010
The BMC's volunteers officer Martin Kocsis argues that a proper debate is needed about the replacement of fixed gear on trad routes so that it's not just the interests of a minority of elite climbers that is served.
Posted: 29 Apr 2010
In the latest Lovely Lines series John Horscroft tackles the brilliant crackline of Regent Street at Millstone in the Peak District.
Posted: 06 Apr 2010
The experts at Plas y Brenin answer questions from Climber readers. Here Stuart McAlese, British mountain guide and senior instructor at Plas y Brenin, looks at how to break into the magical E1 grade.
Posted: 06 Apr 2010
The pocket-pulling paradise of Shorn Cliff in the Wye Valley is perfect for the mid-grade climber pushing on into the low E grades.
Posted: 12 Dec 2009
Following a trip by the Cardiff University Mountaineering Club to the Dinorwic Slate Quarries, this short film portrays how exhilarating and scary pushing one's limits can be, regardless of the grade.