May-June 2018 issue



6: News 

MacLeod’s 8 challenge, News round-up, CWIF and Plywood Masters reports.


14: The stunning rock formation of Cerro Torre in Patagonia.

Destinations / Crags / Features

24: Edge of Myself – Andy Kirkpatrick

Andy recounts a gruelling solo ascent of Sea of Dreams on El Cap in Yosemite.

28: Easy Limestone – Harborough Rocks

Crags suiting lower grade climbers or those moving from indoor to outdoors.

34: Baggy Point – Sea and Slabs

Devon’s major sea cliff climbing venue with outstanding routes between Severe and E1.

56: Scimitar Ridge – Three-quarters of an inch

Mark Reeves summaries this powerful crag in Llanberis Pass, Wales plus Tom Livingstone describes his bold ascent of The 39 Slaps (E7/8).


42: Katy Whittaker

Trad, sport, injuries and the ‘Triple 8’.


52: Brownstones

Fabulous gritstone bouldering close to Bolton in Lancashire.

Training & Skills

66: The Climber’s Coach

Mark Reeves looks at body position and footwork and talks to Nick Bullock.


70: Mid Layer Tops 

A selection of mid layer tops reviewed.

72: Climbing Packs 

Bruce Goodlad casts his eyes over the latest climbing packs.


16: UK Classics

Bow-Shaped Slab (HS 4a), Flimston Bay, Pembroke.

18: Ascent of Man

Final part of the Ascent of Man series looks at Film to YouTube.

20: The Climber’s Voice

I have a problem – A letter from a climbing addict by Samuel Tolhurst.

48: James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini

What makes a great line? The personal views of Caro and James.

62: Book Reviews

Scotland’s Winter Mountains with one axeWye Valley Sport and Clouds from Both Sides.

64: Urban Climber

Indoor climbing goes south – London’s HarroWall.

78: BMC Update

The latest news from the British Mountaineering Council.

82: Mountaineering Legends

Andy Kirkpatrick.



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