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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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
El Alamein 6c+
Schwjieschwanz 6a
Schwjieschwanzerected 6b+
General 6b
Rolfi 6b
Rita 6a
Leane 6a+
Route 66 6a+
Oh my Gosh! 6a+
Climbing is the 2nd Best Feeling 6a
Charopalev 6b
Charopalev Extension 6c
Best Connections 6a+
Best Connections Extension 6c
Windjammer 6a+
... list all 1046 climbs

Classic Rock 63%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 46%
Extreme Rock 23%
Hard Rock 64%
... list all 4 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
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