John_Hat

Argh!! Erm... Goth, Martial Artist, Accountant (eek!), Civil Engineer. Also do a lot of clubbing in and around the goth scene in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Also like trance, techno etc... Have been known to wear a purple wig.

Moved to Sutton Coldfield in 2007. Am still missing Yorkshire...

2012 was a bit of a write-off. Torn (well, detached - HAGL) shoulder ligaments and capsule and subsequent shoulder operation to nail everything back in place which I'm still recovering from.

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Location
Sutton Coldfield

Best Climbing Experience
Leading my first E1 - "Motorcade" E1 5a at Froggatt

First E2 on-sight Solo - Admittedly a "best experience" in retrospect - was scared witless at the time. Crux was the top move, which I didn't realise when I left the ground... did it though, topped out, then got a severe case of the shakes..

First time I did 100-in-a-day, 115 routes, 6/Aug/2011. Then 151-in-a-day, 13/Aug/2011. Both the 115 and the 151 at Birchen/Stanage.

First time I did 200-in-a-day, 210 routes, 29/6/2013. Windgather-Bamford-Burbage-Birchen-Stanage.

A clean on-sight lead of Chalkstorm, **bounce**.

Climbing in Yosemite Valley.

A lot of the climbing in Spain.

Recent Postings

physio does it work? on 29-Jan-15

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Interests Outside Climbing
Main interest is Aikido, which I have studied for around ten years. Also attempting to re-learn how to play piano and violin after a twenty year break - hard work, but progressing....

I do a bit of running, but not much, 3-5k three times a week, just really to get some aerobic exercise in now 40 years old is approaching!

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Anything Else We Should Know
Ignore the grades to the right, I am merely a reasonably solid VS leader who very, very occasionally has a good day. I also climb about six grades higher on slabs than on anything vertical.


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