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 1 crag, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Barrel Zawn (aka Caerbwda Bay)

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
A Miller's Tale Start f6B+
Canoe E3 6a
El Vino Collapso E5 6b
The Nose f7A
Route 1 S 4b
Cranberry Crack VD
Route 1.5 VS 5b
Route 2 S 4a
Route 3 HVD 4a
The Chant HVS 5a
20 Foot Crack S 4b
The Curse VS 5b
Lost in France VS 5c
Hot Spur HS 4b
Banana Finger f6A
... list all 888 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+ 17%
Big Rons 100 extremes in a day 16%
Best slab climbs of the UK 17%
Peak Bouldering - Eastern Grit bold-star up-problems - 7A+Bs 3%
3 Star Portland 4%
Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs 22%
Peak Bouldering - bold-star Eastern-Grit sub 7s 26%
Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List 7%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500 38%
Peak Bouldering's 7a's 3%
... list all 45 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
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
Moon Walk E4 6a
Life Assurance E6 6b
Case Adjourned 7a
... list all 44 climbs

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