Nov-Dec 2018







8: News 

Including Lakes E9 repeat, Women’s Trad Fest, Twyford on Big Issue, News round-up.


Destinations / Crags / Features


22: Make Winter Climbing Your Next Obsession

Glenmore Lodge Instructors share tips and advice on how to start winter climbing and prepare for the season.


28: Easy Sea Cliff Climbing – Subluminal, Swanage 

Continuing the look at venues suitable for lower grade climbers, we head to the south coast of England.


32: Are First Female Ascents a Thing? 

Keith Sharples investigates…


40: Into the Cauldron – Clogywn y Grochan

The Grochan is one of the big crags in Llanberis Pass, North Wales. Mark Reeves gives an insight into this super venue.


48: Eastby – The Quiet Place

A fine Yorkshire gritstone crag with the majority of the 100+ lines at HVS and below.




54: Frodsham

Terrific sandstone bouldering area in Cheshire.


Training & Skills


64: The Climber’s Coach

A look at relaxation and imagery for climbers.




68: Headtorches

With the nights drawing in we shine the light on headtorches.


72: Harnesses

Keith Sharples reviews harnesses for all aspects of rock climbing.




18: UK Classics

Demo Route (HS 4b), Sennen Cove, Cornwall.


20: The Climber’s Voice

Legends of the Basilica by Tom Livingstone.


58: James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini

Slow, greener travel and El Ojo Critico repeat.


62: Book Reviews

South Devon and Central Wales climbing guidebooks reviewed. 


78: BMC Update

The latest news from the British Mountaineering Council.


82: Mountaineering Legends

Mick Fowler.


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