Mar-Apr 2017 issue

Contents March April 2017




6: News 

News round-up, Auer and Blümell ascend Gimmigela East, Lowe’s Metanoia repeated.


Destinations / Crags / Features


14: Against the Odds – Tarragó Plus

Edu Marin repeats Tarragó at Montserrat, Spain and adds a harder version.


24: Northern Delights – Wharncliffe Crags

Stephen Coughlan reveals the first-rate trad climbing at Wharncliffe Crags, birthplace of British cragging.


36: Young Guns 

Keith Sharples looks at the climbing wonderkids and if this is a new phenomenon?


50: Portugueeeezers DWS

Sagres – Gus Hudgins’ guide to Portugal’s top Deep Water Soloing spot.




42: Interview – Passang Lhama Sherpa

Nepal’s first female mountain guide.




32: Great British Crack Climbs




56: The Bowderstone

Lake District’s premier bouldering area.


Training & Skills


60: The Climber’s Coach

Tom Randall and Ollie Torr on ‘How to Perfect Your Endurance.’




68: Review – Bouldering Kit

Keith Sharples gives the low down on pads, bags, buckets and brushes.




16: The Climber’s Voice

Too Much Cold Sir or ‘Rum Doodle Revisited’ by Richard Haszko.


20: Ascent of Man

Mark Reeves talks about Bill Murray.


22: UK Classics

Overhanging Groove (HVS 5a), Almscliff, Yorkshire.


46: James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini

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


64: Book Reviews

Lancashire Rock climbing guide and Chris Bonington Mountaineer.


66: Urban Climber

Dave Ayton (Awesome Walls Ireland) climbs through phase three.


78: BMC Update

The latest news from the British Mountaineering Council.


82: Mountaineering Legends

Joe Tasker.



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