yer maw

AKA Iain Simpson.

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Best Climbing Experience
anything winter climbing is usually the dogs, but all multi-pitch summer routes are better than a days single pitching.
For trad all my days on multi-pitch were the best, and for winter Point 5 was as perfect a day out as you could get, but Black Spout Buttress and others gave a more memorable day out as part of the learning curve.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
anything to do with winter, especially why mixed is better and harder for the grade,but I'd argue snowed up rock isn't mixed! Give the climb a chance by not lacing it with gear and respecting how good the original climbers were, and of course ethics!

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Hi fi advice on 14-Dec-14

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Interests Outside Climbing
Family, job, beer and making furniture etc. so I'm busy. As I'm now getting older and have can't be bothered doing all the same local routes at my grade again and again, then I've taken up .........GOLF!!!! Still try to get easy multi-pitch and winter routes in the bag.

About My Photography
Now that I've gone digital I can be as useless as I've always been and not print a whole film to get one decent picture.

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I'm very fertile.

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User Profile

registered 18/Mar/02
updated 22/Jun/12

Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Winter - IV
Trad - HVS

Worked Grades
Trad - HVD

Main Sport/Activity
Cycling/Mountain Biking

Favourite Crag/Rock

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

Favourite Climbs
GRIT- Black Slab
Manchester Buttress
Tody's Wall
Fern Crack.
WELSH-second pitch of every route I've done @ Tremadog is amazing eg Meshach
One Step in the Clouds. Plus anything called Direct Route is great.
SCOTTISH-Eagle Ridge
plus all the usual classic stuff
but if you get a chance try Diagonal at Huntly's Cave VS4c which is my fave single pitch VS.