Let's face it, a kind of munro, corbett & graham bagger (the munros & corbetts left to 'bag' are now mainly a weekend or longer trip away so eating my way through the nearer grahams and even going up some hills again!). I like scrambling, camping (as high as time and wind allows without it becoming a battle to survive) 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.
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.
Best Climbing Experience
Very limited. Very limited indeed! All indoors apart from some pottering about on boulders and a few short routes. Only one named route: Zebra at Craignaw in Galloway, a VS 5a.
My best experiences are high camps in the Scottish mountains or staying in remote bothies.
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.
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I've voted for 63 photos, average vote 4.3.
(49% superb - 38% good - 9% average - 3% 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.
User Profileregistered 21/Jan/11
Been Climbing For
1 to 3 years
Bouldering - f6C
Trad - VS
Indoor - 6c+
Bouldering - f6C
Indoor - 7a
Glasgow Climbing Centre
In the UK
Switches between the TCA and the GCC.
Ledge Route 2
Bristly Ridge 1
Alligin Ridge Traverse I
Suilven - Caisteal Liath 731m
Curved Ridge 3
Aonach Eagach Ridge (summer) 2
The Lancet Edge I
... list all 8 climbs
... not setup
Liathach - Spidean a'Choire Leith 1,055m
Liathach - Mullach an Rathain 1,023m
... list all 2 climbs