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2nd Jul '14

The Pura Pura Project - Tom Randall

Last year I spent quite a bit of time researching hard crack climbs around the world in the quest to find something to really get my teeth stuck into and also one that would be a first ascent. I knew about Mason Earle’s unfinished crack in Utah, Peewee’s roof project in Canada but realised I needed something that I could could try without taking away from other people. That’s when stumbled across two ideas at once – the Gondo Crack and the Pura Pura Project.

25th Jun '14

Caff solos 100 Lakeland Extreme Climbs

Top British trad climber, James 'Caff' McHaffie yesterday soloed 100 routes of E1 and above in the Lake District. This is no mean feat when you consider that many of these routes are many pitches long, and on crags that are fairly well spread apart.

25th Jun '14

Peter Whittaker blitzes Sweden's hardest routes...

I first got inspired by the area Bohuslan in Sweden from the film Crackoholic...

11th Jun '14

UKC Report on Caff and Dan on El Nino

As reported at the end of May, top British trad climbers James 'Caff' McHaffie and Dan McManus made a second El Capitan big wall free ascent by climbing of El Nino, 5.13c/8a+ (UKC News Report) in 3 days. Impressively, this was not long after they had got down after a ground-up ascent of Salathe Wall (UKC News Report).

28th May '14

James McHaffie on Salathe Wall Yosemite

UKC Interview with our Supported Athlete James McHaffie on Salathe Wall...

22nd May '14

Marcus Gets New record in Turkey Ultra

British runner Marcus Scotney dominates the Iznik Ultra race, Iznik, Turkey.

Marcus, one of our supported athletes, using Ultimate Direction Packs and Injinji Socks has just got the course record at the Iznik Ultra - even with a long detour off course, he fought back reeling in one by one the runners that had overtaken him in the half hour he had been lost and eventually took the title in just under 13 hours for the 130km event.

11th May '14

Climb On Best in Test Review

Robin Van den Hende reviews Hand Lubes and Balms for climbers - Climb On came out on top...

23rd Apr '14

James Turnbulls Latest Blog - Switzerland

The week that was

On Monday the 24th March my day off went as normal: wake up, look outside, sunshine; the text goes out, "who's climbing where and when?"

16th Apr '14

Ultimate Direction Scott Jurek race vest review


3rd Apr '14

Whittaker Climbs Baron Greenback E9 or is it 10?