Chris the Tall

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Married, climbing for over 30 years, mostly on peak grit, mostly in the VS-E2 range.
Tall, a bit too heavy and completely lacking in upper body strength.
Can occasionally be found soloing the classics on Stanage and Burbage, but have recently gone the way of many middle-aged men and got a bit too keen on cycling.
Formerly 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.

Recent Postings

Admiral Kuznetsov on 21-Oct-16
recommend me an mtb on 19-Oct-16
Cat & Fiddle on 17-Oct-16
Ched Evans retrial on 17-Oct-16
Sky goes upmarket on 17-Oct-16
The 950 year reich on 14-Oct-16
Unique insitu pro on 14-Oct-16

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Logbooks 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.

Photo Gallery
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Chosen as the Featured Gallery on 18-Mar-10.
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I've voted for 918 photos, average vote 4.0.
(27% superb - 48% good - 16% 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

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