Richard Alderton

Lapsed climber, currently rediscovering my form on traditional Northumberland sandbags.

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Best Climbing Experience
A sunny day on excellent rock with great friends.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Which pub?

Recent Postings

HGVs and Speed Limits on 10-Dec-14
bus lanes on 08-Dec-14

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Interests Outside Climbing
Tea, beer, Test Match Special.

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Anything Else We Should Know
I can swim a length and a half underwater.

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+Richard Alderton, 38 kb

User Profile

registered 14/Jan/04
updated 30/Aug/12


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - VS
Sport - 6b+
Bouldering - V3
Alpine - AD-

Worked Grades
Indoor - 6b+
Bouldering - V6

Main Sport/Activity
Fell Running

Favourite Crag/Rock
Crag X
Crumbly rubbish

I Climb...
Several times a week
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
The ones with stonking great hex placements on them.

Latest Climbs
Great Eastern Route VS 4c
Mickledore Grooves VS 4c
Troutdale Pinnacle S
Traverse of Pointe Lachenal AD
Arete des Cosmiques AD
La somone D-
Madagasikara D+
SE ridge AD
SW Ridge PD
NE Ridge (ordinary route) PD
East Face F
Voie Gaspard 1er D+
Traversée des Crochues PD+
L'Index SE Ridge AD
North-West Ridge PD
... list all 899 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Select VS Climbs in the Lake District 25%
Great VS Climbs in the Lake District 29%
Connoisseur's Classic Rock 14%
Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif 5%
100 More Classic British VS Climbs 9%
Stanage 100 VD - VS 13%
Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs 12%
Eastern Grit Jamming 17%
Stanage Routes BMC Graded List 4%
Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide) 11%
... list all 34 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
South-South-East Ridge PD
Walker Spur ED1
Midi-Plan Traverse AD
Forbes Arete AD
Brenva Spur D
North North East Ridge D
Aiguille de la Republique - Voie Normale D+
Scrattling Crack VD
Cheekwooly S
Rib and Slab Climb HS 4b
... list all 133 climbs