Flinticus

Let's face it, a kind of munro, corbett & graham bagger (most of the hills left to 'bag' are now mainly a weekend or longer trip away so I am now even going up some hills again (usually with no recollection at all of the first ascent). I like scrambling, camping (in high places and by loch sides) and winter (and autumn, spring & summer) walking. Also cycle, though mainly just the ride to work or to the supermarket to pick up beer and soup (when will alcoholic soup hit our supermarket shelves?).

Largely focused on bouldering since started into this climbing thing (only back in March 2011), spoilt with living close to both the GCC and the TCA.

Began indoor lead climbing (May 2013), hope to follow this with outdoor sport climbing (freakily there is a quarry within a few miles of my hometown in Ireland with a fair few sport routes: such venues are rarer than hen's teeth and finding it was bizarre) but not till I've got the whole clipping in thing and belaying cracked.

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Location
Scotland

Best Climbing Experience
Very limited. Very limited indeed! All indoors apart from some pottering about on boulders and a few short routes. First route: Zebra at Craignaw in Galloway, a VS 5a. Some sport and a few simple, short trad routes solo.

My best experiences are high camps in the Scottish mountains or staying in remote bothies.

Recent Postings

Coffee on 04-Aug-15
Leaving a Cache on 03-Aug-15
Pulled shoulder on 03-Aug-15
Tower Ridge on 31-Jul-15
The Future on 31-Jul-15
Summer Weather on 31-Jul-15
who moved the rock on 29-Jul-15
Assault on 24-Jul-15
Campsite to Avoid on 23-Jul-15

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Interests Outside Climbing
See above, my dog & music (gigs). If my dog could play the banjo...

About My Photography
Used to do it fairly seriously then largely gave it up. Digital made the whole manual developing process & skills etc obsolete and, if you want to take it seriously, it eats money.

Photo Gallery
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(50% superb - 37% good - 7% average - 4% poor - 0% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
My walking partner, my dog, Flint, of the last 6/7 years, is now tragically too old / disabled (arthritis & spondylosis) to go out into the hills with me. I miss his company.


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