Dave Wearing

Keen mountaineer.Do a bit of everything.Walking,scrambling,rock climbing, the odd gully when there is some snow.Still quite fit, with no commitments, which means I can get out most weekends. Member of Lancashire Caving and Climbing Club. Always keen to meet new people for mountain days out.

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South Lakes.

Best Climbing Experience
First route, Milestone Direct on Tryfan, seconded tied on with a bowline round waist and in work boots aged fifteen. Hooked! Then alternate leads on Great Slab, Curving Crack, Narrow Slab and Longlands on Cloggy in one weekend aged seventeen.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
History of Mountaineering.

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Interests Outside Climbing
History, especially military and mountaineering, current affairs, history of art,economics, photography, music, as in Dixieland Jazz, Jump and Swing. Play swing guitar, clarinet, alto sax and double bass.

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Anything Else We Should Know
Been hillwalking 48yrs, climbing 43yrs on and off, long past pushing grades, never really did climb that hard anyway.I am much more interested in a pleasant day out in good company. Have introduced numerous novices, I feel you have to put a bit back in, after all I have always been grateful to those who introduced me. I currently lead Diff to Severe. My ideal day out would include a couple of long ish routes on a mountain crag followed by a walk back over a couple of tops.eg The Napes followed by Gable summit and Kirkfell then a whizz down Black Sail to the pub.

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registered 03/Dec/04
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Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - HVS
Winter - III

Main Sport/Activity
Hill Walking

Favourite Crag/Rock
Dow Crag Coniston

Favourite Wall
Absolutely none.

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

Favourite Climbs
Needle Arete
Great Gable.
Little Chamonix
Shepherds Crag.
Arrow Route
Sron na Ciche.
Digitation and Paradise
Idwal Slabs.
Grooved Arete

Giants Crawl
Hopkinson's Crack and Arete
Chimney and Crack
Dow Crag.
Righthand Pedestal
Castle Rock.
Pigne d' Arolla.
Weissmies traverse.
Cosmiques Arete.
Eagle Front.Cuillin Ridge.

Latest Climbs
Scoat Fell 841m
Steeple 819m
Red Pike (Wasdale) 826m
Broad Crag 934m
Scafell Pike 978m
Great Gable 899m
The Old Man of Coniston 803m
Brim Fell 796m
Swirl How 802m
Pavey Ark 700m
Harrison Stickle 736m
Pike of Stickle 709m
Helvellyn 950m
Helvellyn - Lower Man 925m
Raise 883m
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