homing-penguin

Hi there, I've been climbing since I was a kid, I had the good fortune of growing up near an indoor wall. My climbing really started coming into its own when I turned 17 and got a car (my parents weren't exactly supportive of my sporting ambitions). I went to outdoor rec college in Dorchester, which was a complete waste of time, and now I'm a driving instructor.

I used to work for an outdoor company, NST, but I retired from that industry because PGL bought it and I just couldn't bring myself to work for that company.

I enjoy taking pics climbing, and making vids, but not to any great standard. Here's my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/jimwitt21/videos?flow=grid&view=0

Not much else I can say really.

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Location
Portland

Best Climbing Experience
No idea. Been climbing too long to chose!

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Interests Outside Climbing
I love heavy metal music, interested in tattooing, and obviously my job as a driving instructor. I was the youngest person to enroll to the driving instructor college in Southampton, and passed the final qualifying exam first time.

I used to kayak and canoe, until a shoulder injury stopped that a few years ago.

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User Profile

registered 13/May/12
updated 31/Oct/12

Age
25

Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Sport - 6a+
Trad - E2
Trad - HS

Worked Grades
Sport - 6b

Main Sport/Activity
Sport Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Rhyolite

I Climb...
Most weekends
In the UK

Favourite Climbs
So many routes.... I really don't get on with bouldering. Bouldering
polish and choss I just can't get on with. Even though I'm new to DWS
I've really enjoyed getting a few ticks over the summer.

Latest Climbs
The Socialist S 4a
Summer Daze HS 4b
Rob's Crack VS 4c
Colonel's Arete VD
Mucky Gully D
Bosigran Ridge a.k.a Commando Ridge VD
Etna 3
Voices in the Bower 3
Time Out of Mind 5a
Voices in the Mind 5c
Bristly Ridge II 2/3
Inception 5c
Valerie's Patio 3
Bread Knife 3+
Tom's Patience 4a
... list all 293 climbs

Ticklists BETA
... not setup

Climbs Wishlist
Cuillin Ridge Traverse VD
Atherton Brothers S 4a
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