I've been climbing for 38 years and started in Northumberland which I still rate as the best.Nowadays I prefer getting abroad for sun and sport routes but I still enjoy bouldering and trad climbing when I can get to new venues.I'm a keen photographer and love snapping as well as climbing when on the rock.

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Ashbourne Derbyshire

Best Climbing Experience
Too many great ones to say really.Mountaineering wise climbing the Matterhorn donkeys years ago.Ticking lots of Hard and Extreme rock routes and the most memorable sports climb ever,Trella, before some idiot pulled the stal off!Climbing is three things to me ,where you are,what your doing and who you're with.Get all three right and that's the best.

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Interests Outside Climbing
Hillwalking /trekking,travel, photography, skiing

About My Photography
Just enjoy taking pictures full stop!

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andybirtwistle, 5 kb

User Profile

registered 06/Jul/04
updated 13/Aug/13


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Sport - 7a+
Winter - V
Trad - E5
Bouldering - V5

Worked Grades
Sport - 7b+

Main Sport/Activity
Sport Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Bowden Doors
Sandstone (hard)

I Climb...
Several times a week
In the UK, Europe & USA

Latest Climbs
The Coming of the Sparrows 5c
Lazarus 6b
Home Rule 6b
Autonomy 6b
Addit and Scarper 6a+
You've Addit 6a
Doh 6b
Belonging 5c
Long Time No See 6a
Tooooo long 6a
Longevity 6a
Long walk off a short pier 6a+
Creeping Jesus HVS 5a
Fishers Folly VS 4c
Kransic Crack Direct HVS 5a
... list all 1016 climbs

Ticklists BETA
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 46%
Extreme Rock 23%
Hard Rock 64%
Classic Rock 61%
... list all 4 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
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