July_August 2019




6: News

E10 for McClure, Gogarth E8/9 for Mason, Lakes E9 repeat, 13-year-old climbs V15, Finland hard trad route, Ed Drummond.

Destinations / Crags / Features

18: Bayan Massir – Destiny’s Manifest

Gareth Leah searches for enlightenment in the mountains of Oman in the Middle East.

28: Easy Limestone – Twistleton Scar, Yorkshire

Continuing the look at venues for lower grade climbers, this time in the Yorkshire Dales.

34: Ramshaw Rocks

An overview of one of Staffordshire’s finest gritstone crags with a wealth of classic routes.

46: Caithness Sea Cliffs

For the adventurous – Simon Nadin highlights exploration in Scotland’s far north.


24: Adventure photographer, Alpinist and artist Ben Tibbetts.


52: Coppermines Valley

Historical bouldering on the flanks of Coniston in the Lake District.

Indoor Climber

60: The Road to Tokyo – part 1

How competition climbing got from Leeds in 1989 to the Olympics in 2020.

64: Warwick University’s new climbing wall.

Training & Skills

66: The Climber’s Coach

Talk is Cheap. Mark Reeves looks at head games.


70: Safe and Sensible: Lowering off sport climbs


72: Alpine Hardware

Ice axes, crampons and ice screws plus Rab Kinetic Alpine clothing.


14: UK Classics

High Neb Buttress (VS 4c), Stanage Edge, Derbyshire.

16: The Climber’s Voice

Parallel Piped, Froggatt by Andy Clarke.

42: James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini

Sawanobori – The Japanese art of climbing waterfalls.

58: Book and Film Reviews

Edmund Hillary – A Biography, The Burgess Book of Lies and Four Miles High.

78: BMC Update

The latest news from the British Mountaineering Council.

82: Climber Legends

Andy Pollitt.



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