Happiest scurrying around bits of rock in the North West of Scotland and the Isles but am exiled to the scorched flat-lands of East Anglia at present. :( However, over the last year or two I've been enjoying a sordid and flirtatious affair with the Culm Coast conducted over a series of 'dirty weekends' away! More recently, have been working in North Africa but back to the flat-lands soon.

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Best Climbing Experience
Pulling pulks over Arctic sea-ice toward unclimbed peaks on islands emerging from the flat white. New routeing in the deep winter Cauacasus and the Himalaya Or just looking over the Minch and islands from a belay ledge on a warm summer evening:- Too many to mention (or remember for that matter).

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Not big on animated UKC 'discussions' but I do enjoy a well mannered exchange of views or useful information on out-of-the-way and adventurous venues.

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Interests Outside Climbing
A bit of wild trout fly-fishing out in the hill lochs, hiking, travelling and camping. A bit of football, tennis and squash also on occasion.

About My Photography
Mostly amateurish landscape stuff with compacts. Have now disposed of the old SLR and slide film that used to come out for (rare) expeditions.

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User Profile

registered 06/Mar/10
updated 15/Apr/14

Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E1
Winter - V
Sport - 6b+

Worked Grades
Trad - E1
Sport - 6c

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
How cld u pick just one?!

Favourite Wall
The Cragg - Stowmarket

Best Magazine
Climber (UK)

I Climb...
Most weekends
All over the world

Favourite Climbs
Long mountain routes and adventurous sea cliffs excursions on the quieter stretches of the coastline really do it for me. In fact anything that doesn't involve braying crowds of 'humanity' and queuing for chalk-smeared lines of mirror-smooth polished holds on miniscule outcrops.

Latest Climbs
Journey to Ixtlan HVS 4c
Gneiss Gnome HS 4b
Saxon Direct HVS 5a
Right Angle (VS 4b variation) VS 4b
Demo Route HS 4b
The Arete VS 4b
Corner Climb VD
Human Sacrifice HVS 5a
Isis VS 4c
St. Aldate's HVS 4c
St.Clement's HVS 4c
Pink Lady VS 4c
Flake Quake HVS 5a
Sahara VS 4b
Desert Man S
... list all 221 climbs

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Climbs Wishlist
Sugar Magnolia HVS 5a
The Wine Dark Sea E1 5a
Jazz Discharge Party Hat HVS 5a
South Face Direct VS 4c
The Colonel's Corner HVS 5b
Attilla the Nun E1 5b
A Dream of White Horses HVS 4c
Martell Slab VS 4c
Sacre Coeur E2 5b
Spartan Slab VS 4c
... list all 70 climbs

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