I've been into climbing for about 14 years now, Almost fanatical about it for a while but a bit more relaxed about things now. For me it's about getting out there and enjoying the experience, not about numbers or ticks or cliques. I even have other things that I'm into, and which I sometimes indulge in instead of going climbing!
I had a few years off from climbing 04-06 ish, and it was a bit patchy before that (none of it voluntarily really), but I'm properly back into it this year, leading again although not very hard yet, and loving grit bouldering as usual. Yorkshire has the best bouldering in the world :)
I'm hoping to broaden my horizons a bit as well now, geography means I've done a lot of trad leading on grit, plenty of bouldering on the same and then bits of pieces of other things. Now I want to start getting some longer more adventurous routes, probably around N Wales and the Lakes, and to explore some of Yorkshire's limestone crags as well.
Best Climbing Experience
Sunset slab with the sun setting on it.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Why going out climbing is better that discussing it!
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Interests Outside Climbing
Plenty, the big ones are:
Walking and just generally getting out to wild places, a bit of an interest in wildlife - these go nicely with climbing, but it's amazing how rarely I manage to combine the two.
My New Favourite Thing(tm) at the mo is Snowboarding, just about got the hang now.
Motor racing, next aim is to get my own car sorted for some sprints and hillclimbs.
Music, guitar & bass, not in a band at the moment but writing quite a bit.
Art & Design, especially celtic knotwork.
Anything Else We Should Know
No, and anyway it can't have been me, I wasn't even in the country at the time.