Just an old(ish) punter who likes grit

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Worthing, West Sussex

Best Climbing Experience
Update July 2014 - Now that I'm actually starting to get to the leading grade I wanna be at I'm really starting to enjoy the whole craic - lazy days at Swanage and the Peak bagging routes I 'd never thought I'd be good enough for. Dossing around at the crag with good mates having loads of banter and piss taking - and then the beer and cheesy cider afterwards :-)

Although I haven't been at it long - topping out on Hargreaves Original at Stanage. First time on Boulder Ruckle and Lightning Wall. Finally being good enough to lead Transcript Direct at Subluminal. Bagging my first HVS lead (Ledgend Direct on guillemot at Swanage). Ice Climbing above Alpe D' Huez in the sunshine, great company and boyish belay banter. Always topping out on the Ruckle.
Finally getting on Flying buttress Direct and getting it clean on lead first go - lifetime tick !
Topping out on Finale Groove on the Ruckle (and the beer afterwards)
Learning loads on my all too infrequent trips to the Peak District

Now discovered Boulder Brighton which has become my new best thing (just wish that I was 25 years younger)

Managing a clean onsight of Goliath's Groove on my first trad day of 2013 - get in there !

Doing Astrid on Black Zawn in perfect conditions

My ongoing battle with Left Unconquerable

Topping out on a clean first go lead of Flying buttress direct

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
This week I'm mostly obsessing over which route to aim for now I've done FBD

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Interests Outside Climbing
Killing brain cells in the Square and Compass and ODG in Great Langdale, and of course sitting in the Millstone Inn at Hathersage.

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I'd like to lead E1 and look cool in a bobble hat

Ciderslider, 5 kb

User Profile

registered 28/Sep/10
updated 21/Jul/14


Been Climbing For
1 to 3 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E1
Sport - 6a
Indoor - 6a+
Bouldering - f6B

Worked Grades
Trad - E1
Indoor - 6c
Bouldering - f6B+

Main Sport/Activity

Favourite Crag/Rock
Boulder Ruckle, Swanage

Favourite Wall
Boulder Brighton

Best Magazine
Climber (UK)

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

Favourite Climbs
Flying Buttress Direct
Slip Road and Transcript Direct at Subluminal
Lightning Wall on Boulder Ruckle. The Mall at Millstone. Ellis's Eliminate and Hargreaves Original at Stanage. Finale Groove on the Ruckle
Goliath's groove (although I never want to do it again !!!!)
Astrid on Black Zawn
The Left Unconquerable

Latest Climbs
Eliminator HVS 5b
Flying Buttress Direct E1 5b
Kirkus's Corner E1 5b
Queersville HVS 5a
Quality Street HVS 4c
Date with a Frog 6a
Borra Ring 5c
Chicago Pipe Dreaming 6a
John Craven's Willy Warmer 5c
Gangway S 4a
Curving Crack S 4a
Slip Road VS 4c
Finale Groove HVS 4c
Iron Bar 5a
Insect Graveyard 6b
... list all 279 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Stanage 3 Star HVS's - Eastern Grit 33%
29 Routes, 87 Stars, 1 E Point each 65%
Top 25 UKC Wishlist Rock Climbs 20%
Swanage A-Z 50%
Ultimate HVS ticklist 6%
Orange Spot Swanage 50%
14 In A Day 29%
Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide) 33%
Eastern Grit Jamming 23%
Get out on Rock 38%
... list all 12 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Knight's Move HVS 5a
The Link E1 5b
The Right Unconquerable HVS 5a
The Left Unconquerable E1 5b
Lightning Wall HVS 4c
Thunderball HVS 5a
Strapiombo HVS 5a
Lancashire Wall HVS 5a
Congo Corner HVS 5b
The Conger E2 5c
... list all 32 climbs

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