French Erick

Born 1979.
French expat living in Scotland. I grew up in the Ubaye valley (southern Alps) and it all started there. I used to be a better rider (ski/ telemark/ snowboard) than a climber but I'm away from the slopes and I really enjoy my climbing now . I earn a living by trying to teach French to Scottish teenagers (who by and large are not interested...delayed gratification not being a teenager's forte.)

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Black Isle- Highlands

Best Climbing Experience
Any time with good mates on multi-pitch crags (summer/ winter)

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
the outdoors and snow.

Recent Postings

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 15 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Pierre Andre, L'Ailette, Vallon de La Porte de L'Enfer (Ubaye), Vallee de L'Ubaye (Maurin), Vallee de L'Ubaye (Bachelard/Cayolle), Vallee de L'Ubaye (Vallee de Maurin), Empeloutier (Ubaye), Sommet rouge (vallon des Houerts), Le Pain De Sucre, Péouvou de Serenne ... plus 5 more

Interests Outside Climbing
Books (and sadly enough dictionaries...).
My first love are tracks free powder fields with any guns on my feet.
Canoeing (no not blade action).
MTB- although I would not call myself a biker (I just tag along with them).
Most DIY; just because I grudge the money when it's possible to do as well myself.

About My Photography
I'm lazy but do enjoy a look at them though!

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Anything Else We Should Know
Seem to suffer from post natal disorder since January 2010 (lame excuse for being soft).

French Erick, 3 kb

User Profile

registered 24/Jan/05
updated 04/Sep/13

Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Winter - VIII
Sport - 7a+
Trad - E3
Bouldering - V5

Worked Grades
Sport - 7b+
Bouldering - V7

Main Sport/Activity
Winter Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Shelterstone-US needles-Meolans

I Climb...
Several times a week
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
The Steeple gorms
J crack Lumpy ridge
serenity crack/sons of yesterday
Plein soleil Ubaye
Plague of blazes glen nevis
Neuf doigts pour un reve Turbie
Purple blaze beinn an lochan
Central Grooves SCnL

Latest Climbs
The Fly 6a+
Moy Bueno 6b
The Old Man of Moy 6a+
Fighting off the Vultures 6a+
The Herring 6c+
Fighting off the Vultures 6a+
The Old Man of Moy 6a+
Moy Bueno 6b
Pulling on Pebbles 7a+
The End VS 5a, 4c
Barefoot/Beginning E2 5c
Crash Test Dummies E3 5c
The Chute VS 5a
Marjorie Razorblade E3 6a,5a
Moy Bueno 6b
... list all 817 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Cracks And Corners To Greatness 2%
Ultimate Scottish Rock 11%
Classic safe Lake District E2/E3 10%
Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes 10%
UK Extreme Corners 11%
Wide Cracks 3%
Tom Randall's Classic Hand cracks 4%
Cold Climbs 10%
Scottish Rock Climbs **** 22%
Extreme Rock 3%
... list all 17 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
The Rock Bottom Line 7b+
Fat Cat 5.11a
War and Peace VII 8
The Vicar VII 8
Preposterous Tales E2 5b
Generic Crack 5.9
Golva E2 5c
Superjam E5 6b
Battle of the Bulge 5.11c
Wheels of Fire E4 6a
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