C.E.U in Rio

We meet Andrew Lenz in Rio and talk to him about what’s going on with C.E.U (Central Urban Climbing School). Filmed on the summit of Pedra De Gavea with Rocinha Favela and Rio in the background. Andrew talks us through the current work that C.E.U is doing and also his vision for a new climbing wall to be built to help the Rocinha youth. To help make this project a reality, TEXT : WALL00£3 to 70070 (or £5, £10, £20)

Alpine Rampage!

Alpine Rampage!

So Urban Uprising Ambassador Robbie Phillips has been having quite a summer to himself, managing to tick off some of Europe’s hardest routes on what has been described as an alpine rampage!

It’s obviously all down to his choice of T-Shirt…Our Foxy Tee has been seen on Silbergeier, Project Fear, Paciencia, The Quarryman, Digital Crack, Dalriada……not bad for a summers work eh!?

Check out this UKC interview with the unstoppable force of psyche that is Robbie :


Robbie on Paciencia on the Eiger Northface :

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Robbie cooly on-sighting in the mist perhaps the UK’s most photogenic route : Dalriada E7 6b. Until the pegs give way then E8 according to James McHaffie.



Robbie climbing the highest 8a in Europe, Digital Crack :


Thanks to FinalCrux Films for the stunning images.



Jonas, Caio and Alesandre

Jonas, Caio and Alexandre are the most active students from C.E.U. Centro de Escalada Urbana.

Here they are climbing above Rocinha Favela (shanty town) in Rio. The sweep of granite rises 400m above the favela. The climbing is very technical and demands good footwork and a steady head.

We’re helping C.E.U to fund a rock climbing wall in Rocinha. This will provide a focal point for these young climbers and provide a safe meeting space for them to develop their skills. To help get this project off the ground please Text WALL£03 to 70070 (OR £5/10/20)

Watch our video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=811AM92tKmM&feature=youtu.be

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A wee throwback to last Saturday. Club night 2….UPRISING….and the TCA comp raised nearly £2300 combined, which will help more young people get out rock climbing. Robbie and Willis gave a talk about their alpine exploits on the Eiger’s hardest route followed by James and Caro talking about the reality of life as professional rock climber.

Once again a massive thanks to all those involved last weekend – Rob, Alan, Niall, Ewan, Blezz, UU ambassadors and needless to say all our supporters – The Climbing Academy Glasgow Hot Aches Productions EDELRID Steedman and Company Dream Climbing Walls Ltd Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports SCARPA DMM Climbing Wild Country Top Out Brewery Szent Stonesmith Holds

One of Stonesmith’s new creations that made their debut at the comp and available soon :


Great visuals for Uprising 2 :


Climber and DJ, Ewan Evans aka Swank ‘n’ Jams giving it full gas :

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SPOT tees!

New SPOT Climbers T-Shirts are on sale with Urban Uprising fox! We’d love to see you climbing in it, spotting your climbing mates with it, and of course, coming to our future events wearing it to show YOUR support.

This batch of shirts were inspired by our project in South Africa, and feature the work of well known Norwegian/South African artist Chris Reddy. We reached out to Chris after falling in love with his work, and he kindly agreed to create this unique design, full of… well… why don’t you take a look for yourself and let us know what you see inside! To see more of Chris’ amazing work, check out www.reddymade.com


Here are the T-Shirts being put to good use in Rocklands with James, Caro and the team :


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