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.

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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, Pointe George Debray (Ubaye), Chapeau de gendarme, Petite Séolane (Ubaye), Péouvou de Maurin (Ubaye), Tête de Sanglier

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 2011 (lame excuse for being soft).

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User Profile

registered 24/Jan/05
updated 02/Oct/14

Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Winter - VIII
Sport - 7a+
Trad - E4
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
Patey's Route IV 5
Mainline Connection VI 6
Sgurr Fhuar-thuill - Sgurr na Fearstaig 1,015m
Bac an Eich 849m
Valkyrie HVS 5a
Three Pebble Slab E1 5a
Tody's Wall HVS 5a
Silver Crack HS 4c
Cave Crack E2 5c
Embankment 2 VS 4c
Embankment 3 E1 5b
The Mall VS 4c
Embankment 4 E1 5b
Piccadilly Circus E2 5c
Regent Street E2 5c
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Ticklists BETA
Corbetts 6%
Munros 37%
Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles 4%
Wide Cracks 4%
Cracks And Corners To Greatness 3%
50 cracks to Squamish 6%
Ultimate Scottish Rock 11%
Classic safe Lake District E2/E3 10%
Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes 10%
UK Extreme Corners 11%
... list all 19 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
In Swearch of Suds 5.10d
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
... list all 118 climbs