Korean defends climbing claim after doubts raised

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – South Korean climber Oh Eun-sun on Monday defended her claim to be the first woman to scale all 14 of the world’s peaks over 8,000 metres after doubts were raised over one of her climbs last year.

China, Nepal resolve Mt Everest height row

The great mountain lies on the border between the two countries and they have disagreed for nearly 150 years over its exact height, which Nepal had put at 8,848 metres (29,029 feet) — nearly 13 feet more than the measurement used by China.


GSCL – Gauteng School Climbing League

Just a quick reminder that the first High School Lead competition takes place this Friday and Saturday at Wonder Wall in Kya Sands.

Jon Cardwell in Spain

I grew up in the desert so naturally I seek out the sun. I either make plans to travel to a warmer area or head for the boulders. This year was different and thankfully with a group that’s always psyched it was easy to stay motivated through the coldest months.

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Access at the Wave Cave

If you want to continue to be able to climb at these areas we need your help to make this proposal work according to plan. Please do the required registering and pay the security levy each time you visit – it’s a small price to pay for safe access to these world-class venues.

Ard Ay, Mr Smiley & Guys Rotting Gut at Topside

From 2004, cool vid with some great awesome 90’s editing Video by Gordon Forbes


Highest Freestanding Mountain expedition in aid of Lymphoma

Kojetin has set his sights on Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro – which means Where God Lives in Swahili – is in Tanzania and is the highest freestanding mountain in the world at 5895m above sea level.

Suspicions become realisations after years of waiting

Bouldering off the map, off the beat and track.

Red River Gorge, climbing iPhone app

The 3rd edition of Red River Gorge Rock Climbs will be released in print and as an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. This revolutionary product redefines the concept of a “climbing guide” with features that can’t be replicated in print.


Rodellar – The Land of Lactic

Rodellar is the latest addition to Spain’s hit-list of hard sport climbing destinations. Situated way up in the northeast of the country and well endowed with a mother-load of steep limestone – Rodellar is a sport climbing venue not to be missed. In this UKC Destination article, regular contributor Keith Sharples pays a visit and […]