Offwidth climber, shape, views and humour. Often obsessive on lower grades, especially on grit: BMC guidebook worker and see also the lower-grade peak grit website I've co-authored below. Also an academic and was a student club equipment secretary for over a decade. I like my food and drink, especially in the later category Timothy Taylor's Landlord and Ardbeg.
Best Climbing Experience
Topping out on Ancient Art, Utah, at the exact turn of the Millenium UK time.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Grit; grades; sandbags; style & ethics; students & clubs; qualifications & training; winter climbing; lower grade climbing world-wide, especially: US, Spain and Scotland; esoterica (climbing or otherwise).
Currently at number 34 in the Top 40 Posters.
Interests Outside Climbing
Family; travel; literature and cinema; sport; food & drink; engineering, science & technology; UCU.
About My Photography
Most of my photos were posted to answer questions on routes from the forums. Hopefully some are OK but its not intended to be a showcase of my work.
Click to list photo comments written by me. (9 comments)
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Trad - E2
Sport - 6a
Winter - IV
Bouldering - V3
Several times a week
All over the world
Too many to mention.
Oi Grimer! E1 5b
Whose Line Is It Anyway? HVS 5a
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... not setup
Link Up V3 6a
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