After Ironman I'm back climbing and remembering all the reasons why I love this sport. And why climbing really is a mind game :-/

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Best Climbing Experience
Topping out, everytime. That feeling of getting away with it, again.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Aid and ethics; trad ethics; winter beta; overseas venues what-i-have-been-to; training and what-not-to-do.

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 3 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Greetland Quarry, Mam Tor, Bamford Quarry

Interests Outside Climbing
Paragliding, though I'm not really current on airmanship. Triathlon. Fell running. Being out in the open air...

About My Photography
Most shots taken with a compact digital. Minor editing in GiMP. See more on my website.

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Anything Else We Should Know
"We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training." - Tao Te Ching

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SteveM, 12 kb

User Profile

registered 04/Jan/05
updated 23/Apr/13


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E3
Aid - A2
Winter - V

Worked Grades
Sport - 6c
Indoor - 7a+
Bouldering - V5
Bouldering - f6B

Favourite Crag/Rock
Froggatt Edge

Favourite Wall
Climbing Works

Best Magazine
Alpinist (US)

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

Latest Climbs
Fag Slab Variant VS 4c
Fag End S 4a
Parallel Cracks - Left Crack Only HVS 4c
Right-Hand Crack VS 4b
Nailbite VD
Shadowlands MS
Curving Cracks VS 5a
Gibbon's Wall VS 4c
Letter Box Crack HS 4b
Peg Wall V4 6b
Peg Crack HVS 5a
Fairy Steps (direct start) MS
Fairy Steps HVD
Tufted Crack E2 5c
Flake Crack HS 4a
... list all 4041 climbs

Ticklists BETA
The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven 16%
Stanage Routes BMC Graded List 47%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500 63%
Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List 20%
100 More Classic British VS Climbs 13%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 21%
Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs 64%
Classic Rock 37%
Caley bouldering hero 25%
Best slab climbs of the UK 10%
... list all 20 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Red Square E2 5b
No Q VS 5a
Long Times HVS 5a
The Plum E1 5b
The Arrow E1 5b
Cemetery Gates E1 5b
Chequers Buttress HVS 5a
Scar E2 5c
London Wall E5 6a
Cenotaph Corner E1 5c
... list all 14 climbs