Enjoyed climbing for the last 20 odd years, moved to Sheffield 7 years ago to climb and drink more, work gets in the way but I always have a plan. Biggest ambition in climbing is not to have 1989 as my best climbing year. Ever the optimist "the best is yet to come"

Ambition update. Think I can now call 2010 my best year so far, plan 2011: Complete masters degree by July the 31st then get really strong. New ambition not to have 2010 as my best year!!

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Best Climbing Experience
Training and getting better, feeling light, Deep water soloing 7A all alone, going out at 6:30 finding the rock wet so having a cup of tea with a friend while watching the sun come up.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Why is there not good way on UKC to record deep water solos?

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 2 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Barrel Zawn (aka Caerbwda Bay), Stanage Pole

Interests Outside Climbing
Dropped other interests to get better at climbing!

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User Profile

registered 21/Dec/04
updated 08/Mar/11


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E4
Winter - IV
Sport - 6c+

Worked Grades
Trad - E5
Winter - IV
Sport - 7a+

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock

Favourite Wall
Climbing works

I Climb...
Most days
In the UK

Favourite Climbs
The long reach: Glen Etive
Superdirect: Dinas Mot
Elergy: the Roaches

Was a total slab fag (and proud!)

Giant farts: Barrel Zawn
Rubicon: Rubicon
Countdown: Two Tier

Must climb harder

Latest Climbs
Plop Start Right V0- 4b
Wafery Flake V3 6a
Sitdown Groove V1 5c
Sitdown Bulge f6B
Beach Crack V1 5b
Topless Crack V2 6a
Plop HVS 5a
Conan the Librarian V4 6b
Aurora VS 4c
Leg break / Meshach / Blinkers Hybrid E1 5b
Venom E3 6a
Vector E2 5c
Track Crack V0+ 5a
Right Fin HVS 5a
Nicotine Stain E1 6b
... list all 967 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Peak Bouldering - bold-star Eastern-Grit sub 7s 30%
Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List 16%
Hard Rock 18%
Ultimate E2 ticklist 8%
North Wales 100 Classic Climbs 5%
ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales 20%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500 40%
Pete's 150 Peak Extremes 22%
Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs 22%
Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+ 34%
... list all 50 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Silly Arete E3 5c
Vector E2 5c
Archangel E3 5b
Poetry Pink E5 6a
Darius E2 5c
Cuillin Ridge Traverse VD
Right Wall E5 6a
Left Wall E2 5c
Billy Whizz E2 5c
London Wall E5 6a
... list all 47 climbs