I've been climbing on and off since i was about 16.
I discovered Yorkshire grit in 2000 and haven't looked back since!
Tried night climbing last year so if anybody interested in Caley, Almscliff and Ilkley let me know!
Started training indoors in October 2006 and have seen my grades jump from VS to Extremes (admittedly low) and my bouldering from V0 to V6.. so i have changed my attitude to indoor climbing to being a very worthwhile past-time. Climbing well and harder is way more enjoyable and opens up so many more possibilities. Bouldering is the Key!
S America (Bolivia) trip on hold for now until i can afford flights.
Back from a trip summer 2007 to Nissedal (ace), Romsdal (wet) and Lofoten (2nd visit and still ace) if you need any info.
Best Climbing Experience
Topping out at 11:30 after an evening ascent of stetind south pillar to the most amazing sunset i have ever seen and then descending as the clouds rolled over the south face in an eery pink alpenglow. wonderful!
West Pillar of presten, absolutely top quality climbing all the way, worth the long drive in itself.
Table Roc Ridge great exposure and lovely mantle onto the table!
Quite enjoyed trying to do all the routes on Penyghent in a day and failing miserably when i found out it was full of Yorkshire sand-bags. thwarted by Brass monkey, its now gone so i can never succeed :(
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Yorkshire Gritstone climbing is the best!
Gear (cimbing gear that is :-)
Trips -( where to go i mean)
Interests Outside Climbing
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Anything Else We Should Know
Hoping to kick the backbone out of the low extremes once and for all in the coming year. ** Hoping to maintain this now, working my way up the grades - currently pottering between HVS and E2 with one or two E3's under my belt where they are just head problems.
I like bold climbing :o)
User Profileregistered 27/Oct/00
Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years
Trad - E3
Winter - IV
Sport - 7a
Bouldering - V4
Ice - WI5+
Bouldering - V7
Sport - 7a
Bouldering - f7A+
Several times a week
All over the world
Favourite Route in Yorkshire: Great Western 5* finish was one of the finest climbs i've had the pleasure of
Faourite boulder problem: hmmm. Morell's wall
Favourite route ever: west pillar of presten
Favourite route on the soft Peak stuff:
High Neb.. i'm ashamed to say its probably my favourite VS ever!
Froggat is pretty cool as it has lots of nice bold slabs
Favourite solo: Caley - Pedestal wall
Favourite Scottish climbing: The Ben: maybe Tower ridge as it was my 1st route on the Ben
Hardest route: E3 6a Acme wall but haven't claimed E3 as it was with a mat and spotters so probably V3.. will have to wait for the proper E3 tick.
Je Suis Elephante MVS 4b
Last Exit HVS 5a
Petite Etoile HVS 5b
Austin's Pullover VS 5a
The Mantelshelf VS 5a
Jitterbug HVS 5b
Visage MVS 4c
Twilight HS 4b
Motion Pictures E1 5b
Touch the Fire E2 5c
The Laughing Cavaliers HVS 5a
No Musketeers HVS 5a
Lundy Calling E4 5c
Zig Zag VD
Bulging Wall VD
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ARD Yorkshire Grit 58%
The Complete Dolphin Collection 32%
The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven 54%
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Longy's Traverse V6 6b
Red Baron Roof V11 7a
Phil's Wall V7 6b
Lady Penelope V8 6c
Parker SDS V8+ 6c
Parker V6 6b
Millstone Grit V8 6c
Low Roof Traverse f7B
The Green Traverse V6 6b
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