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. Still finding my way around a dSLR with a Nikon D40.

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Anything Else We Should Know
Sub VS leader and very dependable, attentive belayer. Second up to VS/easy HVS. Always happy to pick up new ideas if you know a better way of doing things. 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 to leave the weekends free for the workers. Mainly climb in Lakes but always on the look out for occasional partners for North Wales to whittle down 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 late 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.

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+Ann S, 108 kb

User Profile

registered 26/Aug/04
updated 29/Jul/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
Cuillin Ridge / Dream of White Horses / Heart of Darkness (Mowing Word) /Pinnacle Wall / Haste Knot / Ardverikie Wall / Eliminate A(Dow). Main Wall (Cyrn Las)/ Mickledore Grooves /
Botteril's Slab.

Latest Climbs
The Glaciated Rib D
Route 1 VD
Left Wall VD
Main Wall Scoop S 4a
Main Wall Crack VS 4b
Trinity Slabs VD
Trinity Slabs VD
Mamba S 4b
Speckled Band VD
Baskerville VS 4c
Elevation HS
Willow Wall HS 4a
999 HS 4c
Asleep for Years VS 4b
Trinity Slabs VD
... list all 683 climbs

Ticklists BETA
HVS Adventures 12%
Kirkus Routes 33%
Great VS Climbs in the Lake District 32%
... list all 3 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
The Day the Balloon Went Up S 4a
Seamstress VS 4c
Samaritan Corner MVS 4c
Plumb Line VS 4c
Bob the Gob VS 4c
Honeysuckle Corner HS 4b
Dives/Better Things HS 4b
Noah's Warning VS 5a
Gazebo HVS 5a
Terrace Crack VS 4b
... list all 50 climbs