A Crook

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Best Climbing Experience
Too many to mention; A fast and light ascent of Mt Aspiring SW ridge, NZ. 17hr epic day ending in being able to see both coasts of NZ, wow. Taking a big whipper on the crux of gogarth scarry but fun. Cautley Spout done after work like climbing a melting snow ball in a waterfall tremendous. The Devil's Appendix (nuff said.) Driving to scotland kipping in the car, doing a hard route, getting a wee bit stocious, drive home next day. classic

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Yorkshire 5c (a grade that covers everything) In other words you can do it or you can't the grade means nothing. Its a Pex grade (add one to to yorkshire 5c)

These boots are too tight. Conditions are just too wrong. Barksdale where's my shoe

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 4 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Pex Hill Quarry, Vallee De Crevoux, Mulihamar, Vivallagerishamrar

Interests Outside Climbing
Taking pictures of anything that amuses me, trying to travel on every different form of transport there is, Shouting at the telly, The old cliche; films, Video games, Wiess Beer.

About My Photography
Generally done with a beat up old Nikon EM
or with a new Olympus mju 720 WP which had now broken yes folks a bash proof camera that got a tap and broke!! Now I use one of those Panasonics with Linux lens which has also broken and it back to the Olympus Tough 820.

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Anything Else We Should Know
I don't like mushrooms, small yappie dogs, the skin of peaches/kiwi fruit, scallies, slurping tea, 4WD,

I do like beer, cheese, farting loudly, all types of sausages and pies. Oh and Trad climbing is just - Climbing. I still am confused where this Trad thing came from. Oh well perhaps I am getting old.

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User Profile

registered 27/Sep/04
updated 22/May/13


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Winter - VII
Trad - E3
Sport - 6c
Mixed - M5

Worked Grades
Trad - E6
Sport - 7a+
Mixed - M7+

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Gogarth, Pex, Helsby

Favourite Wall
Don't care its all plastic

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

Favourite Climbs
Devil's Appendix
Dream of white horses(gogarth)
Shivers Arete (wilton)
Debauchery (High Tor)
Bowfell Buttress (winter)
Caultley Spout (winter)
True Moments (gogarth)
Brush Off (Helsby)
Eliminate 1 (Helsby)
Harvey Wallbanger (Pex)
The Old Man of Hoy

Latest Climbs
South-West Ridge IV 5
U.F.O. E2 5b
Emulator E1 5b
Be Clever E1 5c
The Gadfly VS 4c
Lundy Road E2 5b
Solitaire VS 4b
Ocean Passage VS 4c
Clockwork Orange E3 5c
Honeycomb Wall VS 4c
Oyster Slab Route III VS 5b
Daniel E2 5c
Flake Crack HVS 5a
Eliminate 1 E1 5b
Trojan Crack S 4a
... list all 1790 climbs

Ticklists BETA
North Wales Rock Graded List 15%
Hard Rock 20%
Helsby E4s 30%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500 30%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 18%
Marilyns 2%
Munros 7%
Batoux's 100 finest routes in the Mont Blanc massif 3%
Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif 3%
Cheshire Bouldering Gentle 46%
... list all 46 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
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