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

Getting Cemetery Gates onsight and starting to actually feel like a real climber

Recent Postings

Wall rope on 08-Dec-14

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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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Anything Else We Should Know
I'd like to lead E1 and look cool in a bobble hat

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User Profile

registered 28/Sep/10
updated 28/Oct/14


Been Climbing For
1 to 3 years

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

Worked Grades
Trad - E3
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
Cemetery Gates
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
Bilberry Cake HVS 5a
Left Twin Crack S 4a
Knight's Move HVS 5a
The Louisiana Rib VS 4c
Lancashire Wall HVS 5a
Trivial Pursuit (Blunt Arete) VS 4c
Agony Crack HVS 5a
Old Faithful VS 4c
Philatus E3 5c
Goddam Sexual Tyrannosaurus 5c
Tethered by Gravity 4c
Dry Time Climb 4c
Autumn Leaves 5c
Mini Line 6a
Flux Capacitor 5c
... list all 304 climbs

Ticklists BETA
'Soft' Peak HVSs. 21%
Eastern Grit Jamming 24%
Get out on Rock 50%
Top 25 UKC Wishlist Rock Climbs 24%
Stanage 3 Star HVS's - Eastern Grit 33%
29 Routes, 87 Stars, 1 E Point each 65%
Orange Spot Swanage 50%
Swanage A-Z 50%
Ultimate HVS ticklist 6%
14 In A Day 29%
... list all 13 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Cenotaph Corner E1 5c
The Link E1 5b
Thunderball HVS 5a
Strapiombo HVS 5a
Congo Corner HVS 5b
The Conger E2 5c
The Spook E1 5b
Fairy Steps VS 4a
High Neb Buttress VS 4c
Rock Idol E1 5a
... list all 18 climbs