Climbing is my escape from it all..

“Much of contemporary life is passed as if we were automatons: our daily chores, our responsibilities, and our careers often seem beyond our direct control. Yet in climbing, we have to question every moment. Will that micro wire hold? What time will those dark clouds on the horizon reach the summit slopes? We control which climbs we choose to do, in what style we climb, and when we decide to give in or push on. Whilst our passion for climbing can isolate us from the price of our obsession, in making those critical decisions we truly experience what it means to lead an examined life far from the monotony of the everyday world.” – Ian Parnell

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Best Climbing Experience
Good climbing in good places with good people

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
How the **** does Ondra climb that hard!!!!?!?!?!!

Recent Postings

North Wales GOPRO on 21-Jul-14

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 4 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: High Cliff, Strawberry Woods, Sea Wall Traverse, Clevedon Headland

Interests Outside Climbing
Cycling, Football, Royal Marines Reserves, avoiding boredom!

About My Photography
Mainly upload pics to show where routes go, starting to get into decent picture taking as well.

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User Profile

registered 27/Aug/10
updated 07/Jan/14


Been Climbing For
1 to 3 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E4
Sport - 6c+
Indoor - 7a+
Alpine - PD

Worked Grades
Trad - E5
Sport - 7b
Bouldering - V6

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
avon gorge

Favourite Wall
Kletterzentrum Gilching

Best Magazine
Climb (UK)

I Climb...
Several times a week
In the UK

Favourite Climbs
Ladder of Desire and Moonraker spring to mind... so many!

Latest Climbs
The Smiling Assassin Mr Bo 4a
The Gruesome Toothsome 5a
A Little Stiff'ner 6a+
Morning Winpenny 5a
That Historic Reach 4a
Cyfrwy by the Table Direct VD
Cyfrwy Arete D
Quatre Fois Direct VS 4c
Mistook VS 4c
Rammer's Route VS 5a
Bulging Wall HS 4a
Madog VS 4c
Thomas the Tank 4a
The Level crossing 5c
... list all 904 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Avon Gorge non-Extremes 90%
... list all 1 ticklist

Climbs Wishlist
Girion HVS 5b
The View From The Afternoon V9
Atonement E7 6c
Sugar Tip's 7a+
Small Minded; Long Winded 6a+
Mediator E1 5b
Lay Ladye Lay 7b
Never Trust a Lawman 7b+
Boathouse Cavern Traverse M
The White Tower E4 6a
... list all 59 climbs

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