Started climbing in 1973 with just a handful of easy routes. I was recently out of action for three years after shoulder surgery and have just started climbing again with a few visits to the climbing wall. I hope to start real climbing this summer and hopefully get back to leading something half decent but to be honest it would be great to just get out and enjoy climbing again regardless of the grade.
Best Climbing Experience
Good question, probably too many to mention. Epic soloing days on the grit and my first visit to Buoux and Verdon in 1981 before they were very popular are both very memorable. I have had great times climbing all over the UK and Europe including the Alps and sport climbing venues, as well as good times climbing in the USA. I still love God's own rock although I am unable to lead the routes that I once could solo which is a bit sad.
Moderator for 1 crag, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Castle Rocks
Interests Outside Climbing
Painting & drinking wine which is not good for my waistline.
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User Profileregistered 24/Aug/10
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Trad - E5
Sport - 7a+
Alpine - TD+
Winter - IV
Trad Rock Climbing
In the UK, Europe & USA
Too many to mention
Ultimate E3 ticklist 28%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500 76%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50 75%
Top 23 UKC Climbed Climbs 87%
The Heather Circuit - Stanage 90%
... list all 5 ticklists
Bony Fingers 5.10c 5c
The Axe E4 6a
Bachar-Yerian 5.11d x
The Nose 5.14a
London Wall E5 6a
Right Wall E5 6a
... list all 6 climbs