Based up North in Carlisle I have been climbing since my father first took me out to the Lakes when I was 12 and have enjoyed travelling and climbing all over Europe, America and Australia ever since. After serving my apprenticeship tradding in the Lakes I now concentrate almost exclusively on Sport climbing and really enjoy pushing myself to the max and can usually be found at Malham these days!

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Best Climbing Experience
Redpointing my first 8a Toadall Recall at Malham aged 40 opened my eyes as to what was possible and was responsible for starting my current obsession with Yorkshire Lime!Topping out after a full day on Pichenibule in the Verdon Gorge with my dad totally dehydrated and heading straight to the bar in La Palud! The Groove at Malham and Supercool at Gordale in 2009 were memorable.Redpointing Urgent Action in 2011 to complete The Yorkshire Triple Crown was pretty special.

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What's the weather like in Yorkshire!

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 2 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Ombleze, Big Shadow

Interests Outside Climbing
Addicted to Costa coffee and choc chip muffins!
Australian red wine
Indian food

About My Photography
Hundreds of slides from days gone by-must get a slide scanner!

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User Profile

registered 24/Sep/04
updated 05/May/14


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E5
Sport - 7c+

Worked Grades
Sport - 8a+
Trad - E6

Main Sport/Activity
Sport Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Malham and Ceuse

Favourite Wall
Kendal/Eden Rock

Best Magazine
Climb (UK)

I Climb...
Several times a week
All over the world

Favourite Climbs
The Groove - Malham
Supercool - Gordale
Urgent Action - Kilnsey
L'ob Session-Malham
The Bulge-Kilnsey
Biological Need-Kilnsey
The Ashes-Kilnsey
Cent Patates-Ceuse
Blocage Violent-Ceuse
Fated Path-Tunnel Wall
Steeple-Shelter Stone
The Clearances and Freak Out-Glencoe
East Buttress Middle Cathederal-Yosemite
Serenity Crack-Yosemite
Thin Ice-Needles
Crescent Arch-Tuolumne
Pichenibule-Verdon Gorge
Yellow Pearls-Pembroke
Headhunter & Stargate-Pembroke
Mirage-Goat Crag
Daylight Robbery-Recastle Crag
The Cumbrian-Esk Buttress
Fear and Fascination-Dove
Great Wall & The Axe-Cloggy
Lubyanka-Cyrn Lass

Latest Climbs
Dreamtime 7c+
Diminishing Returns 7c
Visitation 7b
Hardy Annual 7b
Michelangelo 6b
Bram Crag Wall 7a
Middle Earth 7b
Added Value 7a+
The Directissima 6c
Fils de Pan 7a
Catiere les Points 7b
Carla 7b
La Fauve 6c
Terre Courage 7b
... list all 920 climbs

Ticklists BETA
THE classic old skool 8a's 40%
Yorkshire Big Three 100%
... list all 2 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Koral Combat 7c
The Tribeswoman 7c+
Huecool 8b
Predator 8b
Climb of the Century 8b
Anaḅlica 8a
Lourdes 8a
Positron E5 6a
Citadel E5 6b
Right Wall E5 6a
... list all 12 climbs