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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User Profile

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
Extended Kidney Traverse V4 6b
Rabbit Wall V2 5c
First Bulge V1 5b
Topless Crack V2 6a
Sitdown Bulge f6B
Moby f6B
Beyond The End f3+
Little Cube Arete V1 5b
The Grazer VS 4c
The Crack HS 4a
Brooks' Layback HS 4b
Obscenity VS 4c
Amazon Crack (Burbage) VS 4b
Greeny Crack VS 4b
Spider Crack VS 5b
... list all 301 climbs

Ticklists BETA
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500 14%
Eastern Grit Jamming 23%
Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List 4%
Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans 13%
Stanage 100 VD - VS 15%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50 20%
... list all 6 ticklists

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

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