I am currently climbing mostly with my daughter. She is improving rapidly, but outdoors only climbs up to Severe. I did climb E2 in my early 20s and have been to the Alps twice. Much preferred sea cliff climbing, but happy on big routes, like on Cyn Las in Wales.

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North West England

Best Climbing Experience
Bloody hell too many to choose from! The Grooves on Cyn Las, being be-nighted in the Alps, the Cullin Ridge Traverse, The Old Man of Hoy, "with the lads" in Wilton Quarries. Street rugby in Sale town centre! The journey to Germany. Travelling round in my death trap Mini...

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registered 16/Jul/04
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Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E3
Winter - III
Sport - 6c
Ice - WI2

Main Sport/Activity
Hill Walking

Favourite Crag/Rock

Favourite Wall
North West Face

Best Magazine
Climb (UK)

I Climb...
Several times a year
In the UK

Favourite Climbs
Vector at Tremadog
The Grooves on Cyrn Las
Dream of White Horses in Wen Zawn
Indy 500 on Lundy
Astral Stroll near Lands End
Right Unconquerable on Stanage...

Latest Climbs
Black and Tans S 4a
Right Route VD
Pedestal Route HVD 4a
Inverted Staircase D
Maud's Garden S 4a
Fern Crack S 4b
Beckermet Slab S 4b
Heather Slab S 3c
Chicken Run HVD
Rooster VD
The Arete VD
Ancient VD
Westmorland's Route S 3c
Sub-Cneifion Rib VD
Toe Nail D
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Ticklists BETA
The Roaches - Routes Graded List 7%
Connoisseur's Classic Rock 12%
Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain 14%
CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain 9%
100 best limestone climbs in Britain 10%
50 Best HS Routes in the UK. 24%
Classic Rock 40%
Best slab climbs of the UK 9%
Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif 3%
Top 25 UKC Wishlist Rock Climbs 40%
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Climbs Wishlist
Shiver me Timbers VD
Pinnacle Ridge VD
Grooved ArÍte HVD 4a
Tower Ridge D
East Ridge M
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