Paul Boggis

I run Mountain Magic, offering courses and adventures in mountain walking and rock climbing in the UK, plus indoor climbing courses and coaching in London, for adults, youth, schools and organisations.

Mountains made a lasting impression on me during my first trip to Snowdonia in 1987 - a scramble around the Snowdon Horseshoe, followed by a speedy ascent of the North Ridge of Tryfan the next day.

At Lancaster University, I started rock climbing in the Lake District and helped to run the Hiking Club - a great way to begin learning about instructing and guiding people in the mountains.

With the Mountaineering Instructor Award and the Winter Mountain Leader award, I have been instructing and guiding since 1993 - in places as far flung as Africa, the Andes, the Himalayas and Mongolia.

I work and climb mainly in Britain and I have enjoyed lots of time in most of our major venues, especially Ben Nevis, Glen Coe, the Lake District, the Peak District, North Wales and Pembrokeshire.

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Best Climbing Experience
A bold winter lead up the Mantrap and 40 Foot Corner of North East Buttress - in tricky conditions under an amazing star filled sky.

A moonlit winter traverse of the Aonach Eagach Ridge with a full lunar eclipse - thanks to W.H. Murray for the inspiration!

First day at Gogarth - A Dream Of White Horses and Quartz Icicle, topping out with a beautiful sunset.

Taking my first big fall on Manzoku - onto a green alien in a shallow, parallel sided crack and pulling back on to finish it.

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Mountain biking, fell running, yoga, music and being barefoot.

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registered 14/Sep/09
updated 25/May/11

Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Winter - IV
Trad - E2
Sport - 6c+
Bouldering - V4

Worked Grades
Sport - 7a
Bouldering - V6

Favourite Crag/Rock
Wen Zawn

Favourite Wall
Mile End Climbing Wall

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

Favourite Climbs
The Cuillin Ridge - Isle of Skye
North East Buttress - Ben Nevis
The Aonach Eagach Ridge - Glen Coe
Crowberry Gully - Buchaille Etive Mor
South Ridge Direct - The Rosa Pinnacle
Botterill's Slab - Scafell
Eliminate A - Dow Crag
D Route - Gimmer Crag
F Route - Gimmer Crag
Pluto - Raven Crag
Laugh Not - White Ghyll
Little Chamonix - Shepherd's Crag
Troutdale Pinnacle - Black Crag
Corvus - Raven Crag
Overhanging Bastion - Castle Rock
Jean Jeannie - Trowbarrow Quarry
Cracked Actor - Trowbarrow Quarry
Great Western - Almscliffe
Mississippi Buttress - Stanage
Heaven Crack - Stanage
The Sloth - The Roaches
A Dream Of White Horses - Wen Zawn
Quartz Icicle - Wen Zawn
Concrete Chimney - Wen Zawn
Main Wall - Cyrn Las
Diagonal - Dinas Mot
Hope - Idwal Slabs
Grooved Arete - Tryfan
Creagh Dhu Wall - Tremadog
Rock Idol - Mother Carey's Kitchen
Heart Of Darkness - Mowing Word
The Arrow - St Govan's
Preposterous Tales - Bosherston Head
Manzoku - Stennis Head
Blue Sky - Saddle Head
Lucky Strike - Rusty Walls
Wishful Thinking - The Castle
Ethos - Carreg y Barcud
Exposure Explosion - Ogmore
Midnight Cowboy - Baggy Point
Commando Ridge - Bosigran
Diocese - Chair Ladder
Demo Route - Sennen
Wanderlust - Cheyne Wears
Reptile Smile - Blacknor North
Troubled Waters - Conner Cove
The Conger - Conner Cove
Finale Groove - Boulder Ruckle
Pig's Ear - Bowles
Isolated Buttress - Harrison's
The Finsteraarhorn - Bernese Oberland
Fair Hands Line - Oelberg
Badalona - Montserrat
The Lion King - Thailand
Humanality - Thailand
Missing Snow - Thailand
Golden - Thailand

Latest Climbs
Cuillin Ridge Traverse VD
North East Buttress IV 4
Tower Ridge IV 3
Garadh Gully II
Number Five Gully I
Number Two Gully II
Number Four Gully I
Broad Gully II
Tower Gully I
Aonach Eagach Ridge (winter) II
Curved Ridge II/III 3
Crowberry Gully IV 4
Broad Gully I
Boomerang Gully (Left exit) II
SC Gully III
... list all 183 climbs

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... not setup

Climbs Wishlist
Alpamayo AD+
Heart of Darkness (aka Peyote) 6c+
Freeborn Man E4 6a
Buoys will be Buoys 6b+
Samson Arete / Parthian Shot E2 6a
Astral Stroll E1 5b
Bishop's Rib E1 5b
Coronation Street E1 5b
Chimes of Freedom E2 5b
Cenotaph Corner E1 5c
... list all 19 climbs