Tony the Blade

Started climbing donkey's years ago, although I hung up my boots in semi-retirement they're now back on and feeling good.
I'm up for any form of climbing... Do not be a climbing snob!!!

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51* 27' 20.87

Best Climbing Experience
Mont Blanc, summer 2005!
The Highlands in March '04... #2 Gulley on Ben Nevis, then on the second day Golden Oldy on Annoch Moor... Awesome.
Grit, Sandstone, Limestone and slate.
Oh Yes!
Solo #2 gulley feb '05... with a rather unexpected ice pitch at the top. Crapped myself but loved it.
Recently got into the chalk thing down at Saltdean... great craic and damn fine training as well.
Winter 08-09... three Scotland trips and plenty of routes!

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
When are we going again?

Recent Postings

Strictly (the final) on 20-Dec-14
Scattering Ashes on 19-Dec-14
#sydneyseige on 15-Dec-14
No SPOTY thread? on 14-Dec-14
deer antler on 11-Dec-14
A Strava question... on 06-Dec-14
What's the song? on 05-Dec-14

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+Tony the Blade, 77 kb

User Profile

registered 28/Jan/04
updated 20/May/11


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Winter - III
Trad - VS
Sport - 6a
Indoor - 6a

Favourite Crag/Rock
Ben Nevis North Face

Favourite Wall
The Reach

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

Favourite Climbs
Middlefell Buttress for the whole exposed multi-pitch experience... Golden Oldy for the mixed snow/ice/rock/turf stuff... Mentle Lentils for slate... and anything I can do on grit!
Ben Nevis #2 gulley for scary ice pitches.
And now the Gouter Route up Mont Blanc!
And since Sept '06... Yellow circuit at Bas Cuvier.

Latest Climbs
Ledge Route 2
Looning the Tube E1 5a
Teaser VS 4c
The Wandering Primrose S 4a
Laceration VS 5a
Crotched Gully II
The Runnel II
Jacob's Ladder I
Number Two Gully II
Golden Oldy II
Number Two Gully II
Mental Lentils HVS 5b
GFI E2 6a
... list all 13 climbs

Ticklists BETA
... not setup

Climbs Wishlist
Cave Gully II
Dorsal Arete II
Curved Ridge II/III 3
Aonach Eagach Ridge (winter) II
Kinder Downfall (Downfall Climb) II/III
... list all 5 climbs