I'd rather be sleeping

Rubbish climber, bad mountaineer, passable snowboarder. Happiest when combining all three in some misguided attempt to prove a splitboard is as good as touring skis. Apart from the early start that is.

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Best Climbing Experience
The next one, the last one.

Hiking the ridge on the Bec des Rosses shortly after the FWT finals had been held ready to find out what steep really means. Carrying on up knowing that two 40 m pitches into the remaining 30 minutes of twilight doesn't go.

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Idle chit chat planning some overly ambitious day out over a beer.

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Interests Outside Climbing
Powder Poaching. Cycling.

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+Swirly about to enter Barry's Bowl and end the life of that snowboard., 142 kb

User Profile

registered 12/Mar/02
updated 07/May/11


Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Ice - WI4
Via Ferrata - VF5C
Trad - E1
Indoor - 6b+

Worked Grades
Bouldering - f7A
Ice - WI5
Indoor - 6b
Trad - E3

Main Sport/Activity

Favourite Wall

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

Favourite Climbs
Unclimbed Wall- Harrisons
Black Hawk Hell Crack- Stanage
Trapeze Direct- Frogatt
Equinox- Bus Stop Quarry Llanberris
Most things at Pex
Central Groove- Dewerstone
Climbers club ordinary- Dewerstone
Pedestal Crack- Froggat
Knights Move- Burbage North
Valkyrie- The Roaches
Route 1- Castle Inn Quarry
Portfolio- Windgather

Latest Climbs
Fairfield 873m
Dove Crag 792m
Hart Crag 822m
Low Pike 508m
Heron Pike 612m
Great Rigg 766m
High Pike (Scandale) 656m
Crinkle Crags - Long Top [Second Crinkle] 859m
Blencathra 868m
Dow Crag 778m
Chinon HVS 5a
White Wall HS 4b
Nameless VS
Unknown Sentry HVS 5a
Armorican HVS 5a
... list all 332 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Wainwrights 10%
50 Best HS Routes in the UK. 18%
Classic Rock 35%
Best slab climbs of the UK 5%
... list all 4 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Mur y Niwl VS 4c
Kelly's Overhang E1 5c
Cenotaph Corner E1 5c
The Devil's Slide HS 4a
Aladdin's Mirror I
The End of the Affair E8 6c
Great Slab VS 4c
Great Western HVS 5a
A Dream of White Horses HVS 4c
Archangel E3 5b
... list all 14 climbs