(SUMMER 2015 UPDATE - unable to climb for foreseeable future, family care duties.)
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.
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, gear and technical info.
Interests Outside Climbing
Hedgelaying, drystone walling and conservation volunteering.
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.
Click to list photo comments written by me. (18 comments)
I've voted for 26 photos, average vote 4.7.
(69% superb - 30% good - 0% average - 0% poor - 0% rubbish)
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 try to 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 with conservation work, voluntary dry stone walling for the National Trust and hedgelaying in winter.
*****UPDATE SUMMER 2015. -CURRENTLY UNABLE TO CLIMB BECAUSE OF CARE COMMITMENTS ****
User Profileregistered 26/Aug/04
Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years
Trad - MVS
Trad Rock Climbing
Several times a week
In the UK
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 /
Ward's Stone 561m
Clougha Pike 413m
A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing MVS 4b
Minor Slab VS 4b
Y Gelynen VD
Central Crack VD
Glancing Blow S 4a
Stone Age S 4a
Stacked Deck HS 4b
Pillar Cracks VS 4c
Recess Route D
Barker's Slab VS
... list all 706 climbs
HVS Adventures 12%
Kirkus Routes 33%
Great VS Climbs in the Lake District 32%
... list all 3 ticklists
Herfords Crack HVS 5a
Britomartis HVS 4c
Introduction MVS 4b
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
... list all 53 climbs