Climbing articles

When I first started climbing I remember looking enviously at other peoples trad racks. Those shiny collections of clinking metal foretold stories of adventure, high cliffs, and dizzying vertigo. I...
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David Goettler and Ueli Steck arrived in Nepal to acclimatise for their attempted ascent of a new route on the south face of Shishapangma (8043m).
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The new Scarpa Vapor Lace climbing shoe has arrived at the EpicTV Shop. We all know how much climbing shoes change over time. As they stretch and mould to your feet, the feel of the shoe changes. I...
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Every now and then, a question gets posted on our Gear Geek Forum that goes beyond a simple face palm reaction. Sometimes you have to wonder if the asker would be better off locked in a padded cell...
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Thats right. Maybe not so long ago the sub-100 (or 74) category of climbing shoes caused people to turn up their noses and snort derisively; shoes that cheap cant possibly be any good. Can they...
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Ueli steck AKA the “Swiss Machine” is a self-professed gear freak and prides himself in his enormous collection of kit.
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It takes balls to climb an 8c sport route and ignore the bolts…but 8c trad clearly doesn’t bother Jacopo Larcher!
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Gore-Tex has become a household name. It’s something that we always look out for when buying a jacket. Those seven, hard capital letters subtly imprinted into material seem to justify an expensiv...
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Ollie Tor has been crushing one of the hardest problems in the Peak District with a quick ascent of the V13, 'Fat Lip' at Raven Tor.
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Jonathan Siegrist reports that he has climbed his third 9a+/5.15a route with an ascent of the Chris Sharma stamina climb 'Papichulo' at Oliana, Spain.
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All psyched climbers know that the best conditions arrive with cold weather. Of course there’s nothing better than basking in the summer sun, lazily climbing up something easy, and getting down o...
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