Chris the Tall
Married, climbing for over 20 years, mostly on peak grit, mostly in the VS-E2 range.
Tall, a bit too heavy and completely lacking in upper body strength.
Can frequently be found soloing the classics on Stanage and Burbage.
Peak area rep on the BMC National Council
Not from San Francisco
Best Climbing Experience
Had some brilliant trips to the Dolomites, Kalymnos and Val Di Mello in recent years. Still buzzing from a route called Self-contol in Mello - perfect slab climbing in an awesome location
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Climbing in sunny places abroad.
Hearing about routes which require a long reach.
Articles by Chris the Tall
- Malta Rock Climbing – The Comprehensive Guide Jul/2008
- ROCKFAX Peak NE & SE Pokketz Aug/2007
- Dolomites FAQ Jan/2005
Moderator for 24 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Burbage North, Horseshoe Quarry, Aldery Cliff, Harpur Hill Quarry, Peille, Asteroidi, Val di Mello, Massone, Marciaga, Budinetto, Sasso Remenno ... plus 14 more
Interests Outside Climbing
Skiing, Mountain Biking, bulls**tting about politics, volleyball, walking, tennis.
Likely to disrupt conversations with irrelevant trivia or a Half Man Half Biscuit lyric
About My Photography
I just point and shot, though not necessarily in that order. Been using a Canon Ixus for the last few years, and just bought a new one, though don't expect any dramatic improvements.
Click to list photo comments written by me. (54 comments)
I've voted for 920 photos, average vote 4.0.
(27% superb - 49% good - 17% average - 4% poor - 1% rubbish)
Anything Else We Should Know
Have recently reached No 9 in the UK charts, as a credited backing vocalist for John Otway, along with 900 other people