I'm an aircraft engineer living in Wales, (but from England). Love climbing and mountaineering.



Best Climbing Experience
Traveling all over the world, climbing with friends. Yosemite, Wadi Rum, Kalymnos, Thailand, Canada and Lofotern are the highlights, and some great days in Scotland and Wales.

Recent Postings

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 10 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Kingussie Crag, Wee's Present Wall, Beach Crag, Covesea, Musa's Slab, Monte Rosa, Sabbourah, Gruinard Crag, Creag Beinn Nam Ban, Wat Pa Suwannahong

Interests Outside Climbing
Motorcycling, skiing, and lots of traveling having fun with mates old and new.

About My Photography
Point and click and hope for the best.

Chosen as the Featured Gallery on 13-May-09.
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I've voted for 438 photos, average vote 3.7.
(18% superb - 38% good - 36% average - 5% poor - 1% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
I'm 6 foot 7 tall. Hence the nickname "Hightower".


User Profile

registered 03/Jan/05
updated 20/Dec/11


Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E2
Sport - 6b+
Winter - V
Indoor - 6c

Worked Grades
Sport - 7a+
Indoor - 7a

Main Sport/Activity

Favourite Crag/Rock
Wadi Rum
Sandstone (soft)

Favourite Wall

Best Magazine
Climb (UK)

I Climb...
Several times a week
All over the world

Favourite Climbs
Cathedral Peak (5.6)- Yosemite
Orion Face Direct (V
5)-Ben Nevis
Centurion (HVS 5a)-Ben Nevis
Tower Ridge (III)-Ben Nevis
Taz (F6c) Kalymnos
Merlins wand (F6a+)-Wadi Rum
Pillar of wisdom (F6a
AD)-Wadi Rum
Totenhansel (F6c+) Kalymnos
Vestpillern (n6) Lofotern
Lal Bab (7a+) Ton Sai...(DNF)

Latest Climbs
Contestant VD
Rack and pin 5+
Hyperfly 6b
Striptease VS 5a
The Rib (Guerrera) 6a+
Sorbet de limón 4+
La Gaita 4+
La princesa Carol 5+
Stonker 6b
Quatro elephants 5
Sesso, drogas y flamenco 7a+
Agip 6a+
Nanuz 6a+
Irmchen 6b 6a+
Que leche que tengo (pitch 1) 6b
... list all 1553 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Classic Rock 52%
North Wales Rock Graded List 19%
Hard Rock 16%
Cold Climbs 9%
... list all 5 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Astral Stroll E1 5b
The Grooves E1 5b
The Rasp E2 5b
November E3 5c
Snakes And Ladders (and Tunnels) HVS
Northeast Ridge (Bugaboo Spire) 5.8
Sunblessed 5.10b
Shrike E2 5c
The Devil's Appendix VI 6
Aegialis 7c
... list all 57 climbs

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