Shambling and slightly bewildered, developing a worrisome resemblence to Martin Keown. Dedicated to the pursuit of a wide-ranging mediocrity. On occassion accidently epigrammatic. I like tea.

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Best Climbing Experience
Summiting Tuolumne's golden granite domes in the setting sun with the prospect of a primus-stove cooked curry to celebrate. More commonplace, ticking-off a project early in a session: the sense that the journey was worth it, the pressure is now off, and any further success is a bonus.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Was Kilnsey designed by MC Escher? No matter where you are, the holds all slope in the wrong direction.

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one sugar, not too much milk.

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registered 19/Mar/04
updated 15/Sep/14

Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E3
Bouldering - f7A
Sport - 7b+

Worked Grades
Bouldering - f7C
Sport - 8a+

Favourite Crag/Rock
Kilnsey / Chapel Head Scar

Favourite Wall
Leeds / The Depot

I Climb...
Most weekends
In the UK, Europe & USA

Favourite Climbs
Malham: Raindogs
Kilnsey: Cold Steal / Urgent Action
High Tor: Darius
Almscliff: Wall of Horrors
Chapel: Phantom Zone
Tuolumne: Cathedral Peak SE
Siurana: Papagora / Noia Nom
Geyribakiri: Black Moon
Forada: Lanzarote o burro grande
Egypt: FIG Jam / Pocket Rocket Symphony

Almscliff: Keel / Underhand Ext.
Brimham: Ian's Traverse
Caley: Secret 7th / Two Squirrels
Earl: Superfly

Latest Climbs
Parr's Crack f6A 5c
Layback f5 5b
Hardline f6A+
Faintline f6A
Beta Blocker f7A
Last Stand f7A
Twenty Four Point Nine f7A+
Superstar DJ Tinpot Todd f7A
Thriller 7c+
Private Practice 8a+
Complete Control 8a
Rubble 7c
Zoolook 8a
Air Rage 7c
Nerve Ending 7b
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Ticklists BETA
Yorkshire Big Three 33%
Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+ 30%
Peak Sport 3 Star Routes 6c+-7c+ 17%
Extreme Rock 3%
The Stick It Tick List 16%
Lancashire's Best Problems 8%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50 43%
Cliff bouldering hero 68%
Classic Peak Limestone Trad - VDiff to E2 47%
Shepherd's Crag - top 25 36%
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Climbs Wishlist
Groundhog f7A 6b
Hank's Wall f7A+ 6b
Energy Vampire 8a+
L'Ob Session 7c+
Defcon 3 7c+
Supercool 8a+
Cave Route Left 7c+
Space Invaders 7c+
Dreamtime 7c+
Last Action Hero 8a
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