Phil Murray

Love climbing trips. especially in sunny places like the south of france and Spain and KALYMNOS!! the cheap beer & wine helps too! also like weekend breaks away in the sun camping, climbing to exhaustion, drinking & sleeping! Now into Alpinism as well - not hard tho.

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Bristol, UK

Best Climbing Experience
Discovering the joys of redpointing in 2011! Flowstone Shuffle 6b+ onsight, A55 N Wales 2010. Penon de Ifach April 2010, Direct de UBSA (NOT Diedre note!), led all pitches clean, Climbed Penyon in 1995 and again, 2006, both times dogged but still awesome.

Warmup day at Font d'Axia, Costa Blanca, Feb 2005, the crag to ourselves & with brand new RockFax guide, perfect weather. Heaven!

Cheddar Gorge, June 2006, 9 pitches in one afternoon including equalling my hardest flash twice! (since superceded - in Sept 2006 -two flashes at a harder grade).

Shorn Cliff, July 2006. 7 pitches, including two E1 leads. Best trad day ever (took me a week to recover!)

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Where to go cragging! When to go! The weather! The sensible use of bolt & other fixed protection. Passionate about cragging trips. Not taking it too seriously and having a laugh even when on the sharp end. It's about having fun.

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Interests Outside Climbing
Travelling, music (playing guitar / piano), hill walking, orienteering, drinking, eating.

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Anything Else We Should Know
I had ME or post viral/chronic syndrome 1997- 2004 and have recovered & can climb properly again! I'm not the only climber to have had this. It's not "all in the mind" and is a nasty physical affliction that also ruined my career & social life (both are also recovered). I never lost any finger strength, though ... I'm now climbing harder than I was before I fell ill, age 45; I was 33 when i fell ill. This is good!

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User Profile

registered 03/Oct/04
updated 30/Aug/13


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E1
Indoor - 6b+
Sport - 6b+
Bouldering - V1

Worked Grades
Trad - E2
Indoor - 6c
Sport - 7a
Bouldering - V2

Main Sport/Activity
Sport Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Shorn Cliff, Wye Valley

Favourite Wall
Undercover Rock

Best Magazine
Climb (UK)

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

Favourite Climbs
Chepito 7a Brean Down
Flowstone Shuffle 6b+ A55 Sport climbs
Motion Pictures E1 5b
Laughing Cavaliers HVS 5a
Shorn Cliff
L'empire du Soleil
Orgon (5c)
Conifer Crack
Arapiles (VDiff)
Bursting the Rennaissance Bubble (HVS 5b)
Shorn Cliff
Go with the Flow
6a Portland
Spasspartour 6a+
Spartacus - Kalymnos

Latest Climbs
Still Stuck on You HVS 5a
Finishing Touch 6b
Wot! No Eric 5c
Same Old Story 6a
Chepstow Killer Appliances 6a+
Flowstone Wall 5c
One Tooth Short of a Smile 6a+
Suspension Bridge Arete HVS 5a
Suspense HVS 5a
Ludwigshöhe 4,341m
South-South-West Flank (Normal Route) F
Syph S
Cadillac VS 4c
Phoenix HVS 5a
... list all 651 climbs

Ticklists BETA
... not setup

Climbs Wishlist
Chateau Fitzwarren E1 5b
Pippin VS 5a
... list all 2 climbs