Enjoy living the good life and seeing the world, currently teaching in edinburgh having travelled the world for a few years ticking lots of classics on the road, and occasionally teaching in order to eat! Spent a lot of time on holiday it seems! Now have a son Ethan who I'm looking forward to taking climbing when he gets a bit older.

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Best Climbing Experience
Too many to pick one! Loved living in New Zealand and doing some awesome alpine peaks such as the memorable and stunningly beautiful Mount Aspiring.

I think doing Bloody Sunday and other Pembroke classics in the leap in a long weekend from Edinburgh was a UK highlight and the Grand Wall route in Squamish, the Vestpillaren in Lofoten and the Inshallah Factor in Wadi Rum definitely live up to the hype. (But which is better? Tough Call!)

South Africa was pretty amazing too - climbing in the Cederburg, Waterfall Boven, on Table mountain and the perfect bouldering at Rocklands....oh and my updated favourite long UK weekend was Fay, Diamond Smiles, Dreadnought and Heart of the Sun in the sunshine......

Finally a summer trip to the Alps in 2010 where I thought the Comici Route, the Walker Spur and Kundalini/Luna Nascente in the Val di Mello were all pretty amazing..and I got engaged too! :-)

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Love all outdoor stuff, mountain biking, running, mountain marathons, skiing, kayaking etc. Running Coast to Coasts in New Zealand and Scotland, doing the Bob Graham Round, Mountain Biking and back country skiing at Whistler and in the Alps- Breche Puiseux, Glacier de Mort, Pas De Chevre, Andermatt and Valluga (St Anton) all very memorable....

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registered 06/Aug/04
updated 16/Aug/13


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Winter - VII
Sport - 7a+
Trad - E5
Ice - WI6

Worked Grades
Alpine - ED1
Sport - 7b
Bouldering - V6
Bouldering - f7A

Favourite Crag/Rock
Pembroke,Squamish, Vestpillaren

Favourite Wall
Yeah right!

I Climb...
Several times a week
All over the world

Favourite Climbs
West Ridge Salbitschen
Inshallah Factor Wadi Rum
Merlin's Wand Wadi Rum
Vestpillaren Lofoten
The Grand Wall Squamish
Comici Route Dolomites
Walker Spur Grandes Jorasses
Kundalini/Luna Nascente Val di Mello
Exasperator Squamish
Shibboleth True finish
The Moon and The Sun
Saxon and Central Buttress/Nazgul on Scafell
Pleasure Dome
Bloody Sunday
Angel Face and Sumo
Great Wall
Triple Indirect Table Mountain SA
On Both Sides of the Glass Australia
High Exposure
Ancient Art
Yellow Spur
Blue Riband
Postman Pat/Postal Strike
Silver Tear with Cooler start
Le Toit de Cul de Chien
Creaking Heights Rocklands
Repentence Super
Magical Mystery Tour and Rainbow Bridge

Latest Climbs
Road To Injury V2 5b
Dynosaur V4 6b
Orion V1 5a
SS to Crossroads V4 6b
Meds V3 6a
Flakasaurous Rex V0 5a
Dynosaur V4 6b
Cave Arete f6A+
Robin f6A 6a
Jerker f6A
Sunshine Wall f5+ 5b
Pullover f5
Zig Zag f4
The Blue Meanie f5
PTO f5
... list all 2653 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes 21%
Ultimate E1 ticklist 41%
Ultimate E2 ticklist 29%
CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain 20%
Classic safe Lake District E2/E3 35%
Rockfax West Country top 50 32%
Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice 40%
Cold Climbs 15%
Ben Nevis Numbered Gullies 67%
Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett 32%
... list all 19 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Western Front E3 5c
Eastern Hammer E3 6a
Tudor Rose E2 5b
Astral Stroll E1 5b
Comes the Dervish E3 5c
London Wall E5 6a
Void E4 6a
Stairway to Heaven E5 6a
The Grooves E1 5b
Central Pillar E2 5b
... list all 36 climbs