- Sunday 1st October 2023
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Contents November/December 2023
Pearson on fire, E9 for Ciavaldini, E10 repeats for Pearce and Morris and SheClimbs event report.
Destinations / Crags / Features
20: Easy Climbs – Halldrine Cove, Cornwall
James Mann ventures to Cornwall and a hidden quality lower-grade granite crag tucked behind Bosigran.
34: Craig y Castell – Tremadog’s Best Forgotten Crag
Steve Long takes us to this quiet escarpment offering a great alternative to its popular neighbours, Pant Ifan and Bwlch y Moch.
46: Simonside Hills – Northumberland
Ravensheugh and the Simonside North Face have a depth of history plus a fantastic selection of trad routes and boulder problems.
52: A Place Beyond the Clouds – Bouldering in the Indian Himalaya
The story behind Bernd Zangerl’s development of the world-class bouldering near the Indian town of Rakchham.
28: Mari Augusta Salvesen
Far from being a typical climber, Mari boulders, climbs ice and big walls, but has a love for crack climbing and the wider, the better.
60: The Barrel – Llanberis Pass, North Wales
These rhyolite/dolerite blocks, sitting below Dinas Mot, host plenty of fine problems and a setting to match.
Training & Skills
66: The Climber’s Coach
Climbing Jargon: why you can’t flash something second go.
72: Gear Review – Insulated Belay Jackets
Need a big warm jacket to wear for belaying or between climbs when the temperature dips? We check them out.
79: Win a Black Diamond Belay Parka worth £300.
14: The Climber’s Voice
Mike Bailey’s Route: A Tale of Penmaenmawr Mountain by Michael Doyle.
16: UK Classics
Albion (VS 4c), Devils Slide, Lundy Island, North Devon.
42: James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini
Climbing Through Motherhood – A Journey of Passion and Resilience. Caroline Ciavaldini writes.
70: Book Reviews
Lit Only by the Sun plus Highland Scrambles North and North Wales Limestone guidebooks reviewed.
80: BMC Update
The latest news from the British Mountaineering Council.
82: Climber Legend
Philip ‘Jimmy’ Jewell.