Whether you're a beginner just starting out climbing or a more experienced climber looking for advice on technical kit, choosing the right climbing, mountaineering and bouldering gear for you can be a challenge. We're here to help at climber.co.uk with all the latest rock climbing gear reviews and advice from our team of experts, covering everything from rock shoes, ropes, harnesses, helmets and protection through to packs, jackets, bouldering mats, training equipment, books and DVDs.
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Need to move fast and light but still eat like a champion? Jamie Maddison tests out the latest in lightweight freeze-dried food technology - with a difference, in the first ever mountain meals 'Come Dine with Me' style dinner party! (All Photos: Jamie Maddison)
Stanage the Cotswolds is not, but a collection of little bouldering crags can be found in this heart of rural Gloucestershire. Jamie Maddison reviews the artfully quirky guidebook that will help you find them.
In the latest of our Tried & Tested spot gear reviews Andy McCue looks at the teeny-tiny super-lightweight windproof Verto jacket from The North Face.
In the latest of our new Tried & Tested series Bruce Goodlad tries out a pair of Tifosi sunglasses and tests whether polarised lenses can cut it on big alpine days out.
In the latest of our Tried & Tested gear reviews Andy McCue takes a look at the Haglöfs Roc Speed pack.
In the latest of our Tried & Tested spot gear reviews Andy McCue puts a pair of Mountain Equipment's softshell trousers through their paces.
In the latest of our Tried & Tested spot gear reviews Jason King gets hot and sweaty trying out the Berghaus Velum jacket, which features a new breathable and waterproof Active Shell fabric from Gore-Tex.
In the latest of our Tried & Tested spot gear reviews Andy McCue puts the new breathable waterproof Polartec NeoShell fabric under the spotlight, testing the Mammut Gipfelgrat jacket.
Digital cameras have made climbing photography more accessible to all of us but the choice and technology is bewildering. Professional adventure photographer Tim Glasby picks out the 10 best compact and SLR cameras and lenses for climbers plus gives some tips on taking better action shots.
A review of the new Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering Volume 2 guidebook, featuring the moorland crags of Barden Fell near Skipton plus many connoisseur crags to get away from the crowds.