30ish yo French (but not too arrogant, I promise) from the western Pyrénées where a family of mountaineers taught me the beauties of "Pyrénéisme". Have a good knowledge of the valleys of Béarn and try to get back there as often as I can.

I have lived in Germany and Austria 5 years, before settling near the Peak District a few years ago, and fell in love with the region.

After a childhood rich in climbing, I have started climbing again one year ago and am quite committed now.

Climbing indoor once a week + outdoors when I find the time and partner (not as much as I would like, then).

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Best Climbing Experience
Climbing the limestone slabs of the Chemin de la Mâture under a gentle sun and among the lazy green lizards
Lunches on summits above the clouds
Coming down from the Lac de Lhurs under a storm and finding my aunt was preparing lambchops and chips at 5 in the afternoon for our return

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 3 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Arguibelle, Arudy, Chemin de la Mâture

Interests Outside Climbing
Photography (landscape, architecture)
Travel (Treks in Europe, Mongolia, China, Japan, Egypt, Mexico...)
Hillwalking (Pyrénées mainly, and now Peak District)

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User Profile

registered 31/Oct/12
updated 15/Apr/14


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - HVS
Sport - 6b
Bouldering - V5
Alpine - AD

Worked Grades
Indoor - 7b+
Ice - WI3+

Favourite Crag/Rock

Favourite Wall
AWCC Stockport

Best Magazine
Climb (UK)

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

Latest Climbs
Chrome Hill 424m
Small Crack VD
Yong HVD 4a
Raven Rock Gully D
Valkyrie VS 4c
Y Garn 947m
Ash Pit Slab Direct f4 4a
Hopper f4 4c
ash pit traverse low f6B 5c
Ash Pit Slab f3 vd
Stanage Pole 438m
Kinder Low 633m
Pen-y-ghent 694m
Bamford Wall S 4a
Oracle VS 4b
... list all 44 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Peak District 400s 22%
Welsh 3,000ers 13%
BMC Windgather beginners routes 13%
Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List 1%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500 1%
... list all 9 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Mam Tor Gully I/II
... list all 1 climb

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