EASING ROCK CLIMBING
ISSUES IN JAPAN

Focusing on the access landscape in five countries in 2017 - Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Poland and Spain - the UIAA Access Commission's Series continues with a brief article about Japan, submitted by Hitoshi Onodera, Commission Member from the Japanese Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Association. Japan, despite being an island and a relatively...

A TRUE COMMITMENT TO ALL ASPECTS OF ROCK CLIMBING

The International Climbers’ Festival, held from 12-16 July in Lander, Wyoming (USA), has been confirmed as the winner of the 2017 UIAA Rock Climbing Festival Award. The popular five-day event welcomed over 1,000 participants including a number of recognised international climbers representing some 37 US...

Royal Robbins: A rock climbing giant

Royal Robbins, one of the most important figures in the world of rock climbing passed way at the age of 82 in mid March. Robbins was a skilled climber, successful businessman and above all a passionate ambassador for traditional climbing techniques notably advocating boltless, low-impact...