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
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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.
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Currently at number 32 in the Top 40 Posters.
Articles by Chris the Tall
Moderator for 36 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Burbage North, Stanage End, Stanage High Neb, Stanage Plantation, Stanage Popular, Horseshoe Quarry, Aldery Cliff, Harpur Hill Quarry, Peille, Asteroidi, Val di Mello, Massone, Marciaga, Budinetto, Sasso Remenno, El Schenun, Monte Colt, Noriglio, Pesgunfi, Dimore Degli Dei & Metamorfosi, La Mesola, Sass da Ciampac, Orgiva, Niguelas, Torre Toblino, Monte Paterno, Puget-Theniers, Grande Fistoire, Rocca di Perti, Rainbow Warrior, Budino dei Giganti, secteur engilberge, Secteur Chlorophyle, Secteur de L'Eboulement, Bastionata di Boragni, Pian Marino, Capo Noli
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.
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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
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Trad - E3
Winter - III
Sport - 6c+
Trad - E4
Sport - 6c+
Trad Rock Climbing
Several times a week
In the UK & Europe
Diagonal (Dinas Mot)
Overhanging Bastion(Castle Rock)
Banana Finger (Burbage)
Rusty Wall - all routes (Stanage)
Black Slab (Stanage)
Torre Barrancio North Face (Cinque Torre)
Scratch Arete (Tremadog)
La Perla Nera (Monte Colt-Arco)
Fra Fra (Massone-Arco)
Trenker Crack (Sella Towers)
Pluto (Raven Crag - Langdale)
North West Arete / F Route (Gimmer)
Dreamboat Annie (Porth-Clais)
Army Dreamers (St Govans)
Great North Road (Millstone)
13eme travail d'Hercules (Kalymnos)
Sea Breeze (Kalymnos)
Self-Control(Val di Mello)
Kundalini(Val di Mello)
The Spectre (HallDale Qry)
Satan's Slip (Lundy)
Superdirect (Dinas Mot)
Debauchery (High Tor)
Particularly keen on the Dolomites
Kalymnos or any gristone slab requiring a long reach and a long neck
Posing till the End 5
I am a Poser and I Don't Care 5+
The Evolution of Micradia 5+
Another Roadside Attraction 6a
Route 1 S 4b
Route 1.5 VS 5b
Route 2 S 4a
Route 2.5 VS 5a
Route 3 HVD 4a
Cranberry Wall VD
Chant - Direct Start HVS 5c
20 Foot Crack S 4b
The Curse VS 5b
Triangle Buttress Arete VD
Triangle Buttress Direct HS 5a
... list all 3227 climbs
Stanage Routes Graded List 39%
Best slab climbs of the UK 23%
100 More Classic British VS Climbs 23%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 21%
Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett 26%
... list all 5 ticklists
Bella Lugosi is Dead E1 5b
Last Tango in Paris E1 5b
Mental Lentils HVS 5b
Tydomin HVS 4c
Red and Yellow and Pink and Green, Orange and Purple and Blue E1 5a
Crimtyphon E2 5b
Physical Fizz 6c
Scoop Wall E2 5c
Barrel Traverse 6c
... list all 46 climbs