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.

Recent Postings

Strange weather on 01-Apr-15
April Fools on 01-Apr-15
148mph on M11 on 31-Mar-15
Meredith Kercher on 31-Mar-15
All mountain tyres on 30-Mar-15
Nike & Gatlin on 26-Mar-15
Cricket World Cup on 26-Mar-15

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UKC Volunteer
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, El Schenun, Monte Colt, Noriglio, Pesgunfi, Dimore Degli Dei & Metamorfosi, La Mesola, Sas Ciampac, Torre Toblino, Monte Paterno, Puget-Theniers, Grande Fistoire, Rainbow Warrior, Budino dei Giganti, Secteur Chlorophyle

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

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