Nick Russell

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Best Climbing Experience
Up there has to be climbing High Exposure at the Gunks. It was a Friday evening after heavy rain Thursday night. That seemed to have put everyone else off going because the entire area (and that's a big area) was deserted, but the rock was dry. The sky was dark and ominous throughout and we could see (and hear!) thunderstorms rolling around on the plains below, but they missed us. All very atmospheric! (Arriving at the top of the climb, I was also presented with one of the best comedy belays I've seen: two small shrubs, equalised.)

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Interests Outside Climbing
juggling, swimming, running, physics

About My Photography
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User Profile

registered 01/Sep/11
updated 13/Jan/14


Been Climbing For
1 to 3 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E4
Sport - 7a
Indoor - 6c+
Winter - V

Worked Grades
Trad - E4
Sport - 7b+

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock

I Climb...
Several times a week
In the UK, Europe & USA

Latest Climbs
Zelda HS 4b
Guytha HVS 5a, 5a
Heart of Darkness/New Morning HVS 5b
Diedre Sud HS 4a
Blowin' in the Wind HVS 5a
Brazen Buttress E2 5b
The Cracks S
Rock Idol E1 5a
Riders on the storm HVS 5a
Bikini Atoll 6c+
Clashing Socks 7b
Yr Herwehla E1 5b
Firefly E2 5c
The Cracks HS 4c
Flying Buttress VD
... list all 538 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out 26%
Rockfax West Country top 50 14%
Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes 79%
Cheddar Sevens 20%
Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice 6%
Extreme Rock 2%
Cold Climbs 5%
Hard Rock 8%
... list all 8 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
The Cider Soak 8a
Bachar-Yerian 5.11d x
Almost Me 7c
America E4 5c
Highway One 6c+
The Pit & the Pendulum (the full monty) E6 6a
Unicorn VIII 8
The Lord of the Rings E2 5c
The Devil's Appendix VI 6
Prophecy of Drowning E2 5c
... list all 14 climbs

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