I`ve been climbing on and off for more than forty years,never at a particularly high standard,I have climbed in Corsica,Malta ,Scotland and the Alps but mostly on Mendip limestone Avon, Cheddar etc.I am spending a lot more time climbing now than I ever thought I would in my sixties.I dont think I`ll ever stop enjoying exploring old Mendip Quarries,it is surprising how many there are. I am married with two children.
Best Climbing Experience
1986 Findlay`s Gulch in Glencoe, just seemed to sum up everything I`d ever read or heard about Scottish winter climbing including "Hot Aches" finishing in the dark and a warm welcome in the Claccaigh.2013 completing the first ascent of Cardigano! at Sandford Quarry(Somerset) with Warmauri,proper Mendip climbing,new route loose rock, bloody cold but brilliant!
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Self Belaying.Old Farts Forum.Mendip Esoterica.
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Moderator for 13 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Churchill Rocks, Bathampton Rocks, Callow Rocks, Ebbor Gorge,Somerset, Black Rock Quarry (Cheddar), Morillon, Windsor Hill Quarry, Nancy Camel's Hump., Leigh Wood, Downhead Quarry. ... plus 3 more
Interests Outside Climbing
Kayaking, Diving, Caving.Skiing.
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Mostly Harmless. Oh yeh,my Sister in Law lives in Chambesy,Geneva,very convenient.
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
A wet pile of choss on Mendip
Several times a week
In the UK & Europe
Jasper.Turn of the Screw.=Avon. Central Trinity Gully(winter).Commando Ridge
Churchill Rocks.Cardigano! Sandford Quarry.