One Summer - Peak 1994

Step back in time to 1994. Location: The Peak District, England. Follow Ben Moon as he ticks some of the Peak's most classic boulder problems, including Ben's Extension (f8A), Pinch 2 (f8A+), and Pump Up The Stamina (f8B+). Filmed and directed by Ben Pritchard with appearances from Jerry Moffat, One Summer has become a fly on the wall account of hard bouldering in the early 1990's.

Featured Crags and Problems: 1.36 - Stanage Edge - Deliverance (f7B+) * - Ben’s Extension (f8A) * - Green Traverse (f7A) * 6:27 - Stoney Middleton - Young American (f7A+) - One Arm Bandit (f7B) - Megatron Turbo (f7A+) - Quent’s Dyno (f7B) - Pinch 2 (f8A+) * 19:02 - Jerry Moffat & Ben Moon on Tom’s R 25.16 - Raven Tor - Undercuts to Sloper Problem (f7C) - Pump up the Power (8a+) route - Pump up the Stamina (f8B+) * 31.50 - Crag X - Superman (f8A+) - The Thing (f8A) * - Sean’s Problem (f7C) * - Lift Off (f7A) 42.54 - The School Room


FA of "Louis Cut" 8B+

Just another day at the office for Alex Megos at Parisella's Cave. The young powerhouse finished his brief visit in North Wales repeating La Derniere Atrocite 8b and making the FA of Louis Cut 8b+, linking Louis Armstrong 8b into Trigger Cut 8a.

The overall count sums up to five 8b's and one 8b+ in less than two days.

Source: UKB

Wales, Scotland and England

Some really quite nice bits of rock from 7C-8A climbed mostly in 2015 all over the mainland UK.

Call Of The Grit Trailer

A short trailer for our Grit bouldering video

Call Of The Grit Trailer from LawsonBetaProductions on Vimeo.

Serenata 8C for Dawid Skoczylas

by Natalie Berry - UKC 25/Jan/2016
pics: © Monika Janicka-Skoczylas

Polish climber and UK resident Dawid Skoczylas hasrepeated Mike Adams' 8C SerenataonImpossible Roof, Roche Abbey, South Yorkshire. Dawid put substantial time andeffort into the problem and joins a fairly small list of 'honorary' Brits to climb 8C.

Serenataclimbs the low start intoSerenityand ends in Ned Feehally'sSerenadeextension, therefore creating a link of an~8B+ into ~7C+, to produce one of the UKC's hardest problems, first climbed in 2015.

Fitting in attempts between a full-time job and looking after his four children, Dawid's ascent is highly impressive. He told UKC:

"I am very pleased and surprised I did it.Relieved that a couple of years of effort (including time spent on Serenity and Serendipity) materialised in the ascent. Also relieved that I didn't get injured in the process! Brilliant line which you can dropon almost every move."