Mick Lovatt


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Mick has been climbing for over 40 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in many aspects of the climbing scene including bouldering, competition climbing, sport, trad and alpine.

Mick has numerous first ascents to his name with routes such as Climb of the Century (8a+) and Conceptual Continuity (8b) at Malham Cove, the Kilnsey classic Biological Need (7c), Mirage (8a) at Gordale and Meltdown (E7 6b) in the Lake District.

Mick is widely known as a sport climber but since relocating to North Wales in 2016 he has rediscovered his ‘trad’ roots most recently with early repeats of Bam Bam (E8 6b) and Requiem for a Vampire (E8 6b) at Craig Dorys.


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New Footwear Spring/Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talkĀ about the new kit available now. In this first round u...

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great...

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best products in the rock shoes and footwear category:

ISPO 2018 - Final Report

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Munich: ISPO 2018. Here are some video interviews with brand...

OutDoor 2012 Report: Rock Shoes and Footwear

Lots of new shoes in this video report, from rock boots to mountain boots, with a few funky approach shoes in the middle. I...

Rock Shoe Demos and Comp Dates

It's spring, Red Chili's new shoes are here and we're psyched to give you the opportunity to put them to the test on your favourite indoor...

Red Chili Corona VCR

Red Chili have a new high end rock shoe, the Corona VCR, available October 2006.

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