Middle-aged late starter. I love leading Mods and Diffs and the occasional VDiff, and seconding up to HS on a good day. I enjoy long days outdoors, mountains best of all. I make very good cake. I am married with two teenage children.
Best Climbing Experience
Tower Ridge, September 2015
Commando Ridge, July 2015
Coire an t'Sneachda, March 2015.
Crib Goch, September 2014.
Seconding Christmas Curry at Tremadog. Looked at pictures afterwards and thought, wow, did I do that?
Cneifion Arete, July 2014 - a glorious day seized at a difficult time.
Leading Snoozin' Suzie, June 2014
Plas-y-Brenin course, June 2014, did good things for my confidence.
My first visit to Stanage, 7/3/2014
Climbing with my daughter at Three Cliffs Bay, August 2013
Seconding Amphitheatre Buttress, Craig yr Ysfa, 25/5/13, in warm sunshine.
Seconding Grooved Arete on Tryfan East Face, 5/5/12.
My first outdoor lead at Little Tryfan (Chimney Crack), October 2011.
Seconding Snoozin' Susie, 2011.
Interests Outside Climbing
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Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years
Trad - VD
Stop Hitting Your Sister, Or You Won't Get Any Brioche 4a
Bonjour Rodney 5a
Esme Doodle 4b
Sending Spree 5a
Are You Infected? VD
Random Stan 3+
Less is More 5c
More of the Ass 4b
The Gnome King HS 4b
Too Much Tolkien VD
Bifur VS 4b
Pippin VS 5a
The Hobbit S
Wasted metal (aka Prometheus) VS 4c
Cerebus S 4a
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Every Climb at Windgather 28%
UK's best Diffs and V.diffs 27%
BMC Windgather beginners routes 75%
Welsh 3,000ers 33%
... list all 5 ticklists
Outside Edge Route VD
Mariette Route VD
Knight's Climb D
Alison Rib D
Symphony Crack D
The Dubhs Ridge M
Flying Buttress VD
Spiral Stairs D
Bosigran Ridge a.k.a Commando Ridge VD
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