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 State of the Nation 6c
Satisfaction 6c
Before Too Long 6b
Setting of the Sun 6b
A Time and a Place 6a
Procession 6b+
Shake, Rattle and Roll 6b
No Finer Place 6a
Rainbow Crack VS 5a
Delstree HVS 5a
Bachelor's Left-hand HVS 5b
Hedgehog Crack VS 4c
Bachelor's Climb VS 4c
Outside Edge Route VD
Main Wall HS 4b
... list all 975 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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