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.)

Recent Postings

UKC Fit Club Week 396 on 19-Oct-14
The new UKC thread on 18-Oct-14
UKC Fit Club Week 395 on 13-Oct-14
UKC Fit Club Week 394 on 10-Oct-14
UKC Fit Club Week 393 on 02-Oct-14
Upper Wall, Avon on 30-Sep-14
UKC Fit Club Week 392 on 23-Sep-14

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Interests Outside Climbing
juggling, swimming, running, physics

About My Photography
I sometimes get my phone out and take some crappy photos

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registered 01/Sep/11
updated 04/Oct/14


Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

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

Worked Grades
Sport - 7c
Bouldering - f7A

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock

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

Latest Climbs
Smooth Operator 6a
Tourist Distraction 5a
Reunion at Nightfall 5a
Skullduggery 7a+
Das Goot, Yah? 6b
It's a Kind of Magic 7b
Circus, Circus 7c
Days in the Desert 6b+
Skullduggery 7a+
Das Goot, Yah? 6b
Back in Black 6b
Mendipian Way 7a+
Super-Styling 6a
Pirates of Lamb Leer 7a
Romancing the Stone 5.10c
... list all 792 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Cheddar Sevens 40%
Extreme Rock 4%
Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice 12%
Rockfax West Country top 50 20%
Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes 81%
Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out 97%
Classic Rock 16%
Hard Rock 10%
Cold Climbs 5%
... list all 9 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Shadow Walker 8a+
The Cider Soak 8a
Bachar-Yerian 5.11d x
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