January-February 2017 Issue



6: News 

Dawn Wall for Ondra, monster roof crack for the WideBoyz, Fowler and Ramsden success.


13: WIN a Petzl Quark Ice Tool worth £185.

Destinations / Crags / Features

22: Yosemite – Early British Climbs in the Valley

Noel Dawson’s insightful look on how the Brits faired back in the 60s and 70s on the big walls of Yosemite.

34: 21 Winter Climbs in the Northern Cairngorms

Adventure, learning and luck. Giles Trussell, Senior Instructor at Glenmore Lodge takes a personal tour of his favourite winter climbs.

48: Dinbren – the Jewel of Clwyd Limestone

An all-year round venue with a mix of superb sport climbs and adventurous trad routes, what’s not to like?


30: Rob Pizem

Family man, weekend warrior and one of the USA's best known adventure climbers.


40: The Art of Climbing

An ascent of Headless Children in Switzerland mixes art with climbing.


56: Prilep – Macedonia.

This time we head to Europe’s newest premier bouldering area.

Training & Skills

60: The Climber’s Coach

NEW TRAINING SERIES – Leading climber Tom Randall and Ollie Torr kick off with Writing a Training Program.


72: Review – Ice Tools

Now winter is here, Bruce Goodlad talks technical ice tools and what to look for.


14: Ascent of Man

Mark Reeves on the history of climbing – this time the Eiger

17: Betamonkey cartoon

A regular cartoon to make you laugh.

18: The Climber’s Voice

A Grand Day Out in Canada with Will Treasure

20: UK Classics

Creagh Dhu Wall (HS 4b), Tremadog, North Wales.

44: James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini

James and Caroline’s regular column about all things climbing.

62: Book Reviews

Borrowdale climbing guide, Honnold’s Alone on the Wall and Tilman’s Snow on the Equator

70: Urban Climber

Rockworks and the Newcastle Climbing Centre.

78: BMC Update

The latest news from the British Mountaineering Council.

82: Mountaineering Legends

Chris Bonington.



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