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.
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...
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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(95% superb - 0% good - 0% average - 0% poor - 4% rubbish)
Anything Else We Should Know
progressive bimblyism is the way forward.
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Trad - E2
Winter - IV
Sport - 6b
Bouldering - f6B
Sport - 6c+
Gogarth, by a country mile
Several times a week
In the UK & Europe
north west passage - castell helen
gogarth - gogarth
superdirect - dinas mot
grey slab - glyder fach
Cold Climbs 1%
North Wales 100 Classic Climbs 22%
Ultimate E1 ticklist 10%
Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs 15%
Lancashire's Finest 13%
Top 20 Gritstone UKC Wishlist Climbs 25%
... list all 6 ticklists
Orion Face Direct V 5
Left Wall E2 5c
Cenotaph Corner E1 5c
Elegy E2 5c
The Golden Tower E2 5c
... list all 5 climbs