Sep-Oct 2019




6: Quintessential British outcrop climbing at Park Nab, North Yorkshire Moors.


8: News

Silvestre adds The Dispossessed, Nightmayer E8 onsight, Martin Moran, Move (F9b/+) second ascent.

Destinations / Crags / Features

20: Easy Sport Climbing – Dancing Ledge, Swanage

We head to the south coast for our search for venues for lower grade climbers.

28: St Govan’s Head – Welcome to Pembrokeshire

Sam Brown returns to a Pembroke favourite, home to some of the UK’s finest routes.

36: The Remarkables of Jagdula

Noel Dawson explore the ground-breaking 1962 British Women’s Jagdula Expedition.

42: Trowbarrow Quarry

North Lancashire’s finest venue with a host of easy to mid-grade classic routes.

54: Roger Frison-Roche’s First on a Rope

An exclusive extract from First on the Rope, a new edition of the French mountain classic book, Premier de Cordée.


48: Portland – West Coast Blocs

It’s not all sport routes – Ben Stokes points us at the superb bouldering in this part of the UK.

Indoor Climber

58: The Road to Tokyo – part 2

Olympic Qualification. Keith Sharples unravels this intricate process.

60: British Bouldering Championship 2019 report.

Training & Skills

62: The Climber’s Coach

The fast and the furious: Alpine scale multi-pitch climbing with Mark Reeves.


70: Rock Shoe review

Our annual peek at the rock shoe market with new additions across the range.

77: Mini-gear review

Edelrid’s Bulletproof Quickdraw.


16: UK Classics

Silly Arête (E3 5c), Craig Pant Ifan, Tremadog, North Wales.

18: The Climber’s Voice

Climbing in my head by Mark Cobb.

26: James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini

Gone with the wind: David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley.

66: Book Reviews

Lake District Bouldering guidebook, The Impossible Climb, The Cuillin and Four Miles High.

78: BMC Update

The latest news from the British Mountaineering Council.

82: Climber Legends

Thomas Graham Brown.



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