Irish, climbing since 2009. Fortunate enough to live reasonably close to two of the best trad destinations - Fair Head and the Mournes.
Love/hate relationship with the big hills and snowy things, but gravitating towards trad at the moment.

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Best Climbing Experience
Lower Cove on a good day, or the E2 corners at Fair Head. Can't beat it.

A few good ones on Ben Nevis. Aonach Eagach on a clear day.

Spending the night in the Midi toilets after being silly on the Contamine Mazeaud. Frendo Spur, Kuffner Arete, Chere Couloir. Faffing about in Chamonix in Summer 2011.

QUBMC expedition to the Kokshaal Too in 2012. Tough but worth it.

Spending Winter 12-13 in Scotland and struggling up a few classics.

Every climbing experience has been worthwhile, even the miserable ones - they're often the ones I learn the most from.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Why Fair Head is the best crag ever.

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 4 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Eagle Rocks, Uighur, Rock Horse, Moonlight Arete

Interests Outside Climbing
Engineering, cars, that sort of thing. History and that lark. Pub quizzes.

About My Photography
point and shoot, sometimes OK, generally crap.

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+RKernan, 103 kb

User Profile

registered 10/Dec/09
updated 20/Apr/14


Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E3
Sport - 6c+
Alpine - TD
Winter - V

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Fair Head

Favourite Wall
TCA Glasgow

Best Magazine
Climber (UK)

I Climb...
Most days
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
Blind Pew and Conchubhair - Fair Head

Les Jeunes Filles en Jupes d'Été - Lower Cove

Frendo Spur

Gilmour-Kernan Route
Rock Horse

Tower Ridge
North East Buttress
Point Five Gully - Ben Nevis

Crypt Route - Bidean nam Bian

Parle - Sierra de Toix

Latest Climbs
Tricky Dicky VS 4c
Albatross VS 5a
Half Corner VS 4b
Causeway VS 4b
Crafty Yachting S 4a
Summer Ma Cool HVS 5a
Spring Sea Tides S
Cartilage VS 4b
Brewer's Gloom S 4a
Brewer's Corner E1 5c
Crooked Chimney HS 4b
East Face Route (Original Route) E1 5b
Fissure Bob S 4a
Diploma VD
Blue Jay HS 4a
... list all 605 climbs

Ticklists BETA
3 star Mournes 30%
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Climbs Wishlist
The Dreaming Air E3 6a
Gemini VI 6
Smith's Gully V 5
The Curtain IV 5
Zero Gully V 4
Smith's Route V 5
Main Mast E2 5b/c
Satanic Majesty E2 5b
Sandpiper E2 5c
Hurricane E2 5b
... list all 30 climbs