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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UKc Fit Club week 401 on 23-Nov-14
UKC Fit Club week 400 on 18-Nov-14
UKC Fit Club week 399 on 10-Nov-14
UKC Fit Club week 398 on 09-Nov-14

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juggling, swimming, running, physics

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User Profile

registered 01/Sep/11
updated 24/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
Brean Dream 6b
Kraken 6c
Chulilla 7b+
Aran Benllyn 885m
Rhinog Fach 712m
Rhinog Fawr 720m
Gimcrack VS 4c
Regent Street E2 5c
Embankment 3 E1 5b
Bond Street HVS 5a
Embankment 4 E1 5b
Shaftesbury Avenue HVS 5a
Hawk's Nest Crack VS 4c
Cave Crack E2 5c
Sunset Slab HVS 4b
... list all 813 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