Just an old(ish) punter who likes grit

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Worthing, West Sussex

Best Climbing Experience
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.
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

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
This week I'm mostly very happy to have met Sir Neil Gresham ;-)

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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

Ciderslider, 4 kb

User Profile

registered 28/Sep/10
updated 12/Apr/14


Been Climbing For
1 to 3 years

Best Onsights
Trad - HVS
Ice - WI4
Indoor - 6a+
Bouldering - f6A

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

Main Sport/Activity

Favourite Crag/Rock

Favourite Wall
Boulder Brighton

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

Favourite Climbs
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
Aventura HVS 4c
Isis VS 4c
Wall Street HS 4b
Tensor II VS 5a
Dun HS 4b
Awl S 4a
Little Slab (Twin Chimney's Buttress) S
Paradise Arete VS 4c
Castle Crack HS 4b
Black Hawk Hell Crack S 4a
Gargoyle Buttress VS 4b
Leaning Buttress Crack VD
Valkyrie VS 4c
Black and Tans S 4a
Pedestal Route HVD 4a
... list all 259 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Orange Spot Swanage 43%
Swanage A-Z 42%
14 In A Day 29%
Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide) 33%
Eastern Grit Jamming 23%
Ultimate HVS ticklist 5%
Get out on Rock 38%
Top 25 UKC Wishlist Rock Climbs 16%
Unusual and Interesting Routes You Must Do VS- E2 5%
Stanage *** HVS's 15%
... list all 13 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Helfenstein's Struggle HVD 4a
Strapiombo HVS 5a
Chicago Pipe Dreaming 6a
Rib and Face VS 4c
Robin Hood Cave Innominate/Harding's Finish HVS 5a
Altar Crack VS 4c
Suspense E2 5c
Lancashire Wall HVS 5a
Rubber Band VS 4b
Namenlos E1 5a
... list all 76 climbs

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