Phil West

Love climbing anything from bouldering to Multi-pitch mountain routes, but grit, sea cliffs and slate are favourites.

Now trying to balance parenthood, family life, the weather and climbing partners!

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Best Climbing Experience
Climbing in the dark on Lundy with seals for company.
Or falling off at Gogarth (I can still see the view between my legs of the gulls and the sea now).
Climbing 29 routes in one day at Birchen.
The first time I landed the jug at the top of Pebble Arete.
Climbing Sundowner and Kayak on the same day.
My feet slipping off as I grabbed the top of Long Tall Sally - and holding it.
3 tier climbing on the Idwal slabs and walls.
60 routes in a day @ Stanage.
Soloing a warm Wall End Slab at sunset in summer.
Climbing @ Froggatt in the middle of the night, in the rain after the pub with The Tan.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
The routes of the day down the pub afterwards with the cold glass soothing sore fingertips.

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Interests Outside Climbing
Playing guitar, running, photography, films, music, drinking pop.

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Anything Else We Should Know
Like climbing with different people and at different places.

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+Phil West, 93 kb

User Profile

registered 24/Apr/02
updated 16/Apr/14


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock

Favourite Wall
Rock Over Climbing

Best Magazine
Climb (UK)

I Climb...
Most weekends
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
Dream of White Horses - Gogarth
Sunset Slab - Froggatt
Bond Street - Millstone
The File - Higgar Tor
Main Wall - Cyrn Las
Fairy Nuff - Standing Stones
Diagonal & Direct Route - Dinas Mot
Knight's Move - Burbage N
Grey Slab - Glyder Fawr
Tophet Wall - Great Gable
Sex Dwarves - Millstone
Brown Slabs Arete - Shepherd's
Friction Addiction - Dovestones
Satan's Slip - Lundy
Albion - Lundy
Overhanging Bastion - Castle Rock
The small boulder beneath Tower Face
Wimberry Boulders
Bald Aretes and slabs at Cratcliffe and The Roaches.

Latest Climbs
Trivial Pursuit (Blunt Arete) VS 4c
Square Buttress Arete VS 4c
Toggle HS 4b
Button Wall VD
Cocktails VS 4c
Verandah Pillar HS 4b
Oblique Buttress VS 5b
CD 13 - Problem 2 VB 4a
CD 13 - Problem 4 VB 4b
Slab Right f4
Steps of Glory 5a
Cyber World Sl@te Heads 6a+
Mad Dog of the West VS 5a
Gordon 3
The polar express 5c
... list all 2072 climbs

Ticklists BETA
100 best limestone climbs in Britain 4%
Classic Rock 37%
100 Stanage stars 86%
Stanage 100 VD - VS 71%
Hard Rock 5%
... list all 5 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
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