Articles - UK crags - Sport climbing
Posted: 31 Jan 2012
Despite his own modest protestations about being weak and not a very strong climber Steve McClure is Britain's best sport climber for a generation and still going for it at the age of 40. Andy McCue talks to him about his climbing life, those landmark routes and future plans...
Posted: 24 Feb 2011
In the first part of this sport climbing skills mini-series, mountain guide and instructor Libby Peter goes through some 'clip tips' to improve your clipping technique and how to use a clip stick, helping to save crucial time and energy when you're working on a route.
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.
Mike Robertson checks out the Swanage quarries, Britain’s own sunny winter sport venue! With grades ranging from F1 (yes it exists!) to F8a+, everyone can get on the sharp end.
An introduction to climbing in Corsica - the most diverse and spectacular island in the Mediterranean. With full information on the climbing. when to go, where to stay and the best guidebook to take with you.
We tend to take sport climbing for granted – just turn up with the rope and quick-draws and start clipping. But have you ever contemplated the effort require to equip and develop a new crag? Following his recent efforts at La Selva in Catalunya, Pete O’Donovan is more than qualified to enlighten us – and has the scars to prove it. . .