- Thursday 1st April 2021
Contents May/June 2021
F9b+ for Will Bosi, Euro sport round-up, Barmasse completes Matterhorn’s ‘sextuplet’ solo.
12: Keith Sharples catches up with Alpinist, Simon Gietl.
Destinations / Crags / Features
22: Annapurna II – First Ascent
Noel Dawson examines the first ascent of this Himalayan mountain.
26: Duddon Valley Climbing
With a new guidebook due we take a trip around this climbing festooned and quiet Lake District valley.
34: Easy Sport – Penmaenbach Quarry, North Wales
Highlighting the first-rate lower grade climbing above the A55 on the Welsh coast.
40: The State of the Art – Southern Sandstone
Daimon Beail on the state of play in England’s south-east including Harrison’s Rocks.
52: Leading the Way – The Pinnacle Club turns 100
The national women’s rock-climbing club celebrates its centenary this year. Abi Chard delves into the club’s history.
58: Froggatt Edge Bouldering
A tour of the superb problems around the main crag at this iconic Peak District location.
Training & Skills
64: Petzl Skills
The best way to clip quickdraws.
66: The Climber’s Coach
Mark Reeves focuses on climbing after a layoff and being kind to yourself.
74: Base Layer Review
Bruce Goodlad looks at base layers, a crucial element for any layering system.
16: UK Classics
Bishop’s Rib (E1 5b), Chair Ladder, Cornwall, England
18: The Climber’s Voice
You never know until you go by Tony Howard.
48: James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini
James drills down on his approach to the mental aspect of climbing.
70: Book Reviews
Boulder Britain, South Wales Rock and Morocco Rock guidebooks plus Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage and I’m Alan Hubbard.
79: BMC Update
The latest news from the British Mountaineering Council.
82: Climber Legends