Richard Hession

Like to potter about in dusty caves.

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Best Climbing Experience
Climbing Monoblock at Pex Hill in a couple of sessions ground up, sketching my way up the relatively easy finish after doing the hard bit, followed by a couple of celebratory pints in Cronton village!

Finally matching that frustratingly horrid narrow slot on 'In Hell' in Parisellas cave for my first of the grade! I must have dropped the last hold over 20 times after sieging this problem on and off for the best part of a year.

A great short trip in late December to fontainebleu with Laura. We stayed at Roo's lovely gite and got out every day in near perfect cold and sunny conditions where climbing was a joy and everything felt like velcro. I managed to tick off 2 of the big 4 at Cuvier Rempart in a couple of tries, after getting spanked on them in past visits :)

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Training, Boulders of all shapes and sizes, destinations, Parisella's.

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 7 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Parisella's Cave, Averstal (AKA: Magic Wood), Craig Y Llwyfan, Talfarach, Beddgelert Forest, Elephantitus Cave, Waunfawr Boulders

Interests Outside Climbing
Football, Boxing, weight training, Literature, Movies, wine, coffee, real ales, craft beers and hoppy IPAs, 3 stripe track suits.

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User Profile

registered 02/Aug/04
updated 10/Jul/13


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E2
Sport - 7b
Bouldering - f7C

Worked Grades
Trad - E2
Sport - 7c
Bouldering - f8A+

Main Sport/Activity

Favourite Crag/Rock
Parisella's Cave

Favourite Wall
My beastmaker board

I Climb...
Several times a week
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
Voigas - Magic Wood
Left Hand of Darkness - Magic Wood
Never Ending Story pt 2 - Magic Wood
Octopussy - Magic Wood
Du Cote de Seshuan - Magic Wood
Blown Away - Magic Wood
Hohenrausch - Magic Wood
le vent nous Portera - Chironico
Souvenir - Chironico
Lemon tree - Chironico
Grotte des Soupirs - Cresciano
Harry Spotter - Cresciano
Never ending story slab - Cresciano
Vitruvian Man - Trowbarrow
Paroxysm - Woodwell
Backhand Roof - Woodwell
XXXX - Bowderstone
Grand Opera - Bowderstone
Rubis sur l'Ongle - Font
Duroxmanie - Font
La Stalingrad - Font
Sale Gosse - Font
La Berezina - Font
Eclipse - Font
L'Arrache Coeur - Font
Gargantoit assis - Font
Fourmis Rouges - Font
Rockatrocity - Parisella's
Lou Ferrino - Parisella's
Trigger Cut - Parisella's
Lizard King - Craig Y Llwyfan
Jerry's Roof - Llanberis pass
Roof of a Baby Buddha - Maes Newyddion woods
Cosmic Wheels - Mallory Boulder
Monoblock - Pex Hill
Horror Arete - Bridestones
Suavito - Gardoms
The Jackalope - Gardoms
Brass Monkeys - Stanage
Ben's Groove - Caley

Latest Climbs
Don't Think Feel (P17) V8+
Grey house f7C+
Grasswind f7C
Wonderwall f7B+
Candyfloss Sheep f7A
Stoned temple Pilots stand f7B
Obedience V3 6b
Disobedience V7
Last Rites SDS V9
Tower Face Direct E2 5b
The Asp E3 6a
Agony Crack HVS 5a
Twin Chimneys Buttress VS 4c
Zippy's Traverse f7B
Ding Dong's Traverse into Kingdom Of Rain V9
... list all 2066 climbs

Ticklists BETA
North Wales Bouldering 7 & 8's 64%
The Stick It Tick List 37%
Dyno Hero UK 43%
Cave destroyer 67%
Cheshire Bouldering Hardcore 70%
The Real Thing Ticklist 37%
Lancashire's Best Problems 59%
Peak Bouldering's 7a's 32%
Caley bouldering hero 57%
The LakesBloc Top 50 42%
... list all 11 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Special Cases f8A+
Pool of Bethesta f8A+
Louis Armstrong V13
... list all 3 climbs