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 a few years ago.

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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

Recent Postings

FS: Books on 24-Nov-14

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 5 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Arguibelle, Arudy, Chemin de la Mâture, Pène d'Udapet, Ansabère

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 01/Oct/14


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

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

Worked Grades
Trad - E3
Ice - WI3+
Indoor - 7a

Favourite Crag/Rock

Favourite Wall
AWCC Stockport

Best Magazine
Climber (UK)

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

Latest Climbs
Eyam Moor (Sir William Hill) 429m
V Ear V2 5c
Pole-axed S 4a
The Rack D
Curbar Cracks D
Beech Gully M
Soft Ribs V0- 4c
Poop Crack VB 4a
Route 3 HVD 4a
Arete Du Flamme De Pierre AD
La croisière des Schtroumpfs TD
Ribbed Corner M
The Iron Hand S 4a
Sprat V0+ 5a
Slabby Seam V0 4a
... list all 96 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Peak District 400s 28%
Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List 1%
Welsh 3,000ers 33%
Eastern Grit Jamming 2%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500 3%
Old County Tops 5%
ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List 2%
BMC Windgather beginners routes 25%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50 2%
UK Classic Corners 4%
... list all 14 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Petite Pic-Grand Pic AD
High Buttress Arete D
Via Dolorosa VS 4c
Mohammed the Mad Monk of Moorside Home for Mental Misfits VS 4c
Valkyrie VS 4c
Croton Oil HVS 5a
The File VS 4c
The Right Unconquerable HVS 5a
The Left Unconquerable E1 5b
Valkyrie HVS 5a
... list all 14 climbs