A mechanical engineer who is slightly obsessed by climbing and mountaineering.
In the summer I spend as much time as possible trad climbing, mostly on sea cliffs in the south west. However, this year I have started to discover the magic of the UK's mountain crags.
In the winter I love being out climbing in the snowy mountains, I often head up to Scotland for the weekend in order to make the most of good conditions.

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Best Climbing Experience
Winter Traverse of the Cuillin Ridge in Alpine conditions
Spending a weekend camping below the north face of the Ben and climbing three classic routes with perfect ice and weather conditions
4 days on Lundy in fantastic sunny weather climbing hard classic routes
First HVS onsight lead due to the metal battle to commit to the traverse

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registered 31/Dec/11
updated 01/Nov/14


Been Climbing For
1 to 3 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E2
Winter - V
Alpine - D+
Sport - 6c

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock

Best Magazine
Climb (UK)

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

Favourite Climbs
Heart of Darkness/New Morning
Indy 500
Little Brown Jug
Winter Traverse of the Cuillin Ridge
Minus Two Gully
Orion Face Direct
Traverse of the Weissmies
North Ridge of the Weissmies
Fleche Rousse
Tour Ronde North Face

Latest Climbs
Snoozin' Suzie VD
The Russian HVS 5a
Diamond Groove VS 4c
Do you get Vouchers with This? 5c
Kraken 6c
Coral Sea 6c
Chepito 7a
Pearl Harbour 7a
Brean Dream 6b
P95 (Javu) V1 5c
Shark's Fin V1 5c
P49 (Javu) L Wall Arete none 5a
The Vice HVD
Paddy M
Pulpit VD
... list all 467 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Hard Rock 10%
Ultimate E1 ticklist 16%
Ultimate E2 ticklist 10%
UK Lonely Leads 5%
50 Best HS Routes in the UK. 10%
Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif 5%
Ultimate HVS ticklist 8%
Batoux's 100 finest routes in the Mont Blanc massif 5%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 14%
Pembroke Rockfax Top 50 20%
... list all 11 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
The Devil's Appendix VI 6
... list all 1 climb