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Women's Trad Fest: what's this incredibly popular event all about?

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Women's Trad Fest: what's this incredibly popular event all about?

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14/08/2019

The fourth annual Women's Trad Fest took place in the sunny Peak District last weekend. It’s a festival largely aimed at beginners and learners, many of whom can already climb but want to learn trad skills in a safe, friendly environment. This year it was run as a BMC event to deliver what must be one of the bigger climbing festivals of its type to be found anywhere.
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Interview: Pete Dawson ticks Hubble 9a

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12/08/2019

Last summer, Physics student Pete Dawson climbed his first 9a: Rainshadow at Malham Cove. He's just ticked his second: the world-famous Hubble at Raven Tor. When it was first climbed by Ben Moon in 1990, this route was considered the world's first 8c+. It is now agreed to be even harder - making it the world's first 9a. Who is Pete Dawson, how did he get so strong and does he have any tips for us?
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Women in Adventure Film Competition 2020

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31/07/2019

Switch your cameras back on as the Women in Adventure Film Competition is back in action and you won't want to miss it! If you've got a story to tell, it's time to do so!
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Mental wellbeing and the outdoors

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10/06/2019

Why do you climb? From getting stronger and ticking off projects to spending time with our friends, we all have our reasons. However, there is increasing evidence that activities like climbing, mountaineering and hiking are good for our minds as well as our bodies.
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Steve McClure's top 8 crags for climbing with kids

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05/08/2019

You’d think that any crag would do the job but it’s very obvious, looking back, which places motivated the kids to climb. Just as it is for adults, if the venue doesn’t say ‘climb me’ then no climbing gets done, at least with any enthusiasm! For young kids it’s not about a hard bouldering challenge, it’s about having fun, running around and getting on top of stuff.
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Disorderly Conduct: the latest in Anna Taylor's spree of bold trad

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19/07/2019

On July 8, 21-year-old Anna Taylor climbed her second-ever E8, Disorderly Conduct in the Lake District. Leo Houlding commented: "Good job Anna. I think that's the only route at Reecastle I haven't done... the hardest one!" Anna has been ticking off loads of E6s and E7s this year, confirming her as one to watch. On July 4 she put up a new route, Priceless, E7 6b, at Thang Crag in Langdale. Sarah Stirling finds out more about her.
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Interview: Steve McClure makes first onsight of Nightmayer E8 6c

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17/07/2019

"Time was ticking very fast and I was in a pumpy position facing a fall onto a sky-hook. If it fell off... I searched for a panic slap option." Steve McClure talks about doing something few have done, onsighting E8. Steve also offers his thoughts on climbing dangerous routes as a dad.
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