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
Clarion Call 7a
La Marie Rose (Red 22) f6A
Le Grand Diedre f6A
Orange Circuit AD
Sharp Pockets f5+
High Traverse f5+
Another Game of Bowls Sir Walter? E1 5b
The Scoop HVS 5b
Dark Continent E1 5c
Easter Rib E1 5b
Bicycle Repair Man E1 5b
The Nails E1 5b
Welcome to Hard Times E2 5c
Captain Reliable E2 5c
Purple Haze E1 5b
... list all 907 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Big Rons 100 extremes in a day 17%
Stanage Routes Graded List 25%
Stanage 3 Star HVS's - Eastern Grit 67%
Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+ 33%
Stanage *** HVS's 69%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500 39%
Peak Sport 3 Star Routes 6c+-7c+ 13%
Ultimate E1 ticklist 10%
North Wales 100 Classic Climbs 5%
Eastern Grit Jamming 38%
... list all 48 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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