Living in London with my wife Helen and daughters Anya and Zoe.

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Best Climbing Experience
Bank Holiday in the Peaks where I lead almost nothing but HVS. Notable highlights were Great North Road, Toady's Wall and Valkyrie. Then I just got over excited and had a go at 3 Pebble Slab .. but had to be rescued. So near and yet so far.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
anything interesting.

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Interests Outside Climbing
Being a dad. Gardening. Cycling. BBC iPlayer. The 2 hours after the kids are asleep and before I have to go to bed.

About My Photography
Take as many shots as possible - law of averages means there's always a couple of good ones worth saving.

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Anything Else We Should Know
You can be a father and still go climbing. You just need an understanding wife a large family tent and an Estate car.

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User Profile

registered 06/Jun/02
updated 31/Aug/11


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E1
Sport - 6a+
Indoor - 6c
Sport - 6b

Worked Grades
Trad - E1
Sport - 6b
Indoor - 6c+
Sport - 6b

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock

Favourite Wall
Westway, Castle

I Climb...
Several times a year
In the UK

Favourite Climbs
Great North Road
Great Western
Army Dreamers
Lost Horizons

Latest Climbs
... hidden

Ticklists BETA
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500 14%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 10%
Top 23 UKC Climbed Climbs 48%
100 More Classic British VS Climbs 8%
ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50 5%
Top 20 Gritstone UKC Wishlist Climbs 25%
... list all 6 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Pisa VS 4c
Phoenix Climb VS 4c
Paul's Wall HVS 5a
Dragonfly HVS 5a
Dazed and Confused HVS 5a
Notung E1 5a/5b
Guytha HVS 5a, 5a
Evensong E1 5a
Olaf HVS 5a
Tigers Don't Cry HVS 5a
... list all 93 climbs

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