Dom Whillans

I started out in climbing by clipping bolts in south wales but learned how to place gear in the mid nineties and have not looked back since. I'm willing to go out in all weathers and adjust grade accordingly... cragging, multi-pitch, ice, mountains, whatever. i sweat loads going uphill and my knees creak coming back down.

I'm keen on individual freedoms, social justice and responsibilities to self and society. I was brought up to challenge and question everything which means that i'm prepared to call out bigots and scumbags where necessary and don't care all that much if people think i'm a dick for doing it.

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Best Climbing Experience
Bivvying out with good mates beneath big easy routes and getting early starts on the classics.
Topping out on Lliwedd into the middle of an Irish walking party who demanded to have photos taken with the dehydrated, sweaty, stinking mess I had become.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
comparing climbing to eating out; single pitch cragging is like Tapas, multi pitch climbing is like a full 3 course meal and bouldering is like having a couple of packets of crisps and expecting to feel satisfied...

Recent Postings

FS: Stubai Hornets on 16-Dec-14
FS: Grivel G12 on 15-Dec-14
GPS device advice on 14-Dec-14

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Interests Outside Climbing
I recently rediscovered mountain biking... suspension and hydraulic brakes make for an infinitely better riding experience ;o)

About My Photography
digi snap-o-matic user.

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Anything Else We Should Know
progressive bimblyism is the way forward.

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+Dom Whillans, 79 kb

User Profile

registered 17/Aug/04
updated 06/Sep/12

Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E2
Winter - IV
Sport - 6b
Bouldering - f6B

Worked Grades
Sport - 6c+

Favourite Crag/Rock
Gogarth, by a country mile
Welsh igneous

Favourite Wall
the hangar

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

Favourite Climbs
north west passage - castell helen
gogarth - gogarth
superdirect - dinas mot
grey slab - glyder fach
tophet wall

Latest Climbs
The Grooves E1 5b
Twin Scoops E1 5c
The Mersey Runnel E2 5c
Golden Pillar E1 5b
Jim's Chimney E2 5b
Dinnerplate Crack VS 4c
Twin Caves Crack HS 4b
Shoe-in E2 5b
Lost in France VS 5c
20 Foot Crack S 4b
Cranberry Crack VD
Evening Wall E1 5b
Ivy Sepulchre E1 5b
The Wendigo E3 5c
The Parasol VS 5a
... list all 263 climbs

Ticklists BETA
North Wales 100 Classic Climbs 22%
Ultimate E1 ticklist 12%
Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs 15%
Lancashire's Finest 13%
Top 20 Gritstone UKC Wishlist Climbs 25%
... list all 5 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Left Wall E2 5c
Cenotaph Corner E1 5c
Elegy E2 5c
The Golden Tower E2 5c
... list all 4 climbs