Lakes Slate

An historical overview by Stuart Wood of the very best slate climbing in the English Lake District. The likes of the imposing Hodge Close and the enigmatic Cathedral Quarry are just two of the venues that add character to Lakeland climbing.

Relish the Red Rocks

Sandwiched between California and Utah is a red-hot land of canyons and creeks on the periphery of the Mojave Desert and home to the world class climbing venue of Red Rocks. Photography and words by Mike Hutton.

Ouray Ice - USA

When the temperatures plummet in downtown Ouray the steep-sided gorge of Uncompahgre is transformed into a wonderland of frozen waterfalls. Over 200 ice routes are what tempts Mike Hutton to make the journey to the USA. 

Mixing it up in Glen Coe - The very best routes

The stunning peaks of Glen Coe on the west side of Scotland is home to some superb mixed winter climbs. Local British Mountain Guide, Mike Pescod, highlights the very best across the grades.


Old Men and the Sea - A Scottish Adventure

Dick Turnbull joins a team of veterans on the high seas in search of adventure and lost youth on the trad sea-cliffs of Pabbay and Mingulay.


Ben Nevis - 12 of the winter best

Tim Neill highlights his personal favourites from the abundance of brilliant winter routes that festoon Britain's highest mountain.

Attermire Scar - A crag for all seasons

Mark Radtke describes a Yorkshire limestone crag that is climbable throughout the year and with a mix of trad and sport routes. Includes a mini-guide to recent sport developments


Llŷn Peninsula - A Wild Journey

Calum Muskett takes us on wild sea cliff journeys on one of UK's most challenging climbing areas in the far northwestern tip of North Wales.


Unearthing Moroccan Gold

Getting away in the winter for some 'hot rock' doesn't always mean clipping bolts. Don Sargeant offers up an alternative trad climbing experience in Morocco with the lure of quality easy and mid-grade climbing on the north side of the Jebel el Kest.


Brave New Costa Blanca

In need of winter sun? Rich Mayfield looks at the new crag and route developments on this Spanish hot rock favourite that will surprise even the regular visitor.


10 Easy Scottish Winter Classics

Whether it’s your first ever Scottish winter season or you’re a more seasoned veteran simply looking to bag a classic easy gully or ridge Sam Leach picks out 10 must-do low-grade routes for your ticklist.


Big Wall Free Climbing - Lotus Flower Tower

Maybe she could have picked something easier, definitely something more accessible – in the Dolomites or on El Cap perhaps. But no, as her first big wall Lucinda Whittaker went for one of the most coveted big free climbs in the world. . . the Lotus Flower Tower.



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