Back into climbing after quarter of a century away. Started in the 80s in my teens, gave it all up by the time I turned 20. Used to run a rope-access company. Now in a middle place in life, and enjoying that game of roulette with the aging/injury process. But there is nothing so good as a day spent beneath the Fort of God. Sheffield/Cotswolds (Life/Children).

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Best Climbing Experience
Grooved Arete in winter conditions with no winter gear; Mam Tor Gully after two weeks of rain; Font in summer '88; camping and climbing at the top of Glen Torridon in February.

And recently, Gogarth for the first time, although it frightened me to bits, and of course all the delights of the Burbage Valley.

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Interests Outside Climbing
Writing, painting, violin, sybariticism.

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registered 17/Jun/11
updated 01/Mar/14


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E2
Bouldering - f6B+

Favourite Crag/Rock
Burbage South

Favourite Wall
The Works

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

Favourite Climbs
The Spider
Heart of the Sun
Grooved Arete
and Salisbury Spire.

Latest Climbs
Mutiny Crack HS 4b
Big Chimney Arete HS 4b
Barry Manilow VS 5a
Twin Chimneys Layback HVD
Grotto Crack VS 4b
Falstaff's Innominate S 4b
Bilberry Cake HVS 5a
Rose Flake VS 4b
Quien Sabe? VS 4c
Brown's Crack HS 4b
Curving Crack VS 4c
Sandy Crack S 4b
Wrinkled Wall VS 4c
Byne's Crack VS 4b
The Drainpipe HS 4b
... list all 350 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List 6%
Eastern Grit Jamming 33%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500 18%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50 25%
Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans 15%
Stanage 100 VD - VS 17%
... list all 6 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Once Upon A Time f7B+
David HVS 4c
Goliath E4 5c
... list all 3 climbs