purple sue

For a large portion of my life my obsession was skateboarding, until I wore out my knees, now it's climbing and wearing out my tendons. Now working as a Technology Technician in a school; this has nothing to do with IT, and a lot to do with fixing things and helping kids make stuff in wood/metal/plastic. Have a proliferation for all things purple - hence the user name. I'm interested in diversifying my climbing experiences more to include new destinations and climbing styles. Love trad and sport climbing equally and travelling.

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Winchester, Hampshire.

Best Climbing Experience
Topping out on a trad route (especially at the top of your grade) that you have lead perfectly and everything has come together.
Clipping the final quickdraws on your hardest redpoint project.

Best near epic: Arriving at the top of the Ruckle, in the dark, in winter, having prussiked out from the bottom after having to abort a route. My partner was still dripping sea water after an involuntary swim..

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
The next climbing trip.

Recent Postings

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Articles by purple sue

UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 3 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Las Bovedas, El Hoyo, Fasnia

Interests Outside Climbing
Board Sports:(skateboarding, snowboarding, kiteboarding). Running and Yoga as supplementary activities to climbing. Now finished my van conversion at last. Wahay!

About My Photography
Here's a sample of some of my climbing experiences. Hopefully I'll get to visit some much more diverse places in future...

Photo Gallery
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I've voted for 11 photos, average vote 4.5.
(54% superb - 45% good - 0% average - 0% poor - 0% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
Climbing is a drug and I'm glad to be addicted....

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+'Crab Party' F6c, Cave Hole, Portland, 186 kb

User Profile

registered 12/Aug/04
updated 24/Jan/13

Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E3
Sport - 7b

Worked Grades
Sport - 7b+

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
A sunny one!

I Climb...
Most weekends
All over the world

Favourite Climbs
In no particular order:

'Heart of The Sun' E2
'Sacre Coeur' E2
'Crooked Mile' E4
'Fay' E4
'Break on Through' E4
'Dreadnought' E3
'King Kong' E1
'Space Cadet' E3
'The Strand' E2
'Vector' E2
'The Moon' E3
'Comes The Dervish' E3
'Left Wall' E2
'Dream of White Horses' HVS
'Straight Gate' E2
'Deep Space' E2
'Bishops Rib' E1
'Suicide Wall' E1
'Eroica' E2/3
'Yellow Edge' E3
'Firefly' E2
'Exposure Explosion' HVS
'Ocean Boulevard' E3
'The Peccary' E2
'Buccaneer' E2
The 'Unconquerables' E1/HVS Stanage
'Trella' 6c+
'Ivy' 7b
'Tidal Wave' 7b+
'Lunacy Booth'

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