andybirtwistle

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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Location
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

Age
62

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
High Neb Buttress VS 4c
Tango Buttress HS 5a
Norse Corner Climb HS 4c
Tango Crack VD
Cave Buttress S 4b
The Dalesman HVS 5a
Thin on Top 6a+
Billy Liar 6a+
The Shield 6b
Trench Warfare 6a+
The Ambrosian Federation 6a+
Which Depp-Artment 6a
Sleepy Hollow 6a
Gone for a Tim Burton 5a
The Height Below 5a
... list all 952 climbs

Ticklists BETA
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 48%
Extreme Rock 23%
Hard Rock 64%
Classic Rock 61%
... list all 4 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
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