Ann S

Started climbing in 1996; lead up to MVS on a good day (second VS/HVS) and second Grade 1V in winter. Steady temperament and GSOH and I've never dropped anyone yet.

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North west England

Best Climbing Experience
Building what became a solid climbing partnership with someone who taught me pretty well everything I know-thank you Bill Harrison.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Trad, rock destinations,winter, gear and technical info.

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Interests Outside Climbing
Hedgelaying, drystone walling and allotmenteering.

About My Photography
Use a Canon Powershot 540 and would recommend it as a good intro digicam. Recently got a Nikon D40 and still finding my way around a dSLR.

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Anything Else We Should Know
Sub VS leader but very dependable and competant. Second up to VS/easy HVS. Always happy to pick up new ideas or ways to improve. Swear a lot while climbing and always end a crag day with a pint in the pub. Took early retirement in 2011, so prefer to climb weekdays. Always on the look out for occasional partners for North Wales to whittle away at my wish list there.
Keep fit sharing an allotment and voluntary dry stone walling for the National Trust and hedgelaying in winter.

Partnership proviso-although I am thoroughly reliable and do not mess people about my mother is in her mid 80's and inconveniently may fall ill without warning as people of that age can do. This is the only reason why I may have to pull out of any arrangements at short notice. But it's only happened once so far.

Ann S, 4 kb

User Profile

registered 26/Aug/04
updated 19/Apr/14


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - MVS

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock

Favourite Wall

Best Magazine
Climber (UK)

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

Favourite Climbs
Pinnacle Wall/Haste Knot/Ardverikie Wall/ Eliminate A(Dow). Main Wall (Cyrn Las). Mickledore Grooves
Pegasus (Chair ladder)

Heart of Darkness

Skye Ridge and anything at Pembroke that I can climb.

Latest Climbs
Paradise VS 4c
Parallel VS 4b
Digitation VS 4b
Slip Knot VS 4b
Holly Tree Traverse VD
Evening Wall S 4a
Elevation HS
Val Ferret HS
The Trouser Leg People VS
Polecat Wall HS
Kick Off HVS 5a
Christmas Cracker HS
Pel VS 4c
North Buttress Route VD
Belle Vue Bastion VS 4c
... list all 643 climbs

Ticklists BETA
HVS Adventures 12%
Kirkus Routes 31%
Great VS Climbs in the Lake District 32%
... list all 3 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
King Bee Crack HVS 5a
Kay VS 4b
Moss Wall VS 4c
Slack Knot MVS 4b
Blackout VS 4b
Riders on the storm HVS 5a
Black and Tan VS 4c
Armorican HVS 5a
Dexter Wall VS 4c
Twilight Stroll VS 4c
... list all 36 climbs

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