tom_Ball

My first climb was over 20 years ago, although for the first 6 years I only really dillydallied around whenever I had the opportunity to climb with my parents. It wasn’t till I was 14 that it started to become an important part of my life. At this point I knew little about what direction I wanted to take my life, but I did feel it is important to have fun and remain happy. This lack off direction followed me though to university and I always used climbing to fill in the blanks.
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While at Plymouth Uni I was involved with the club, I obtained my SPA, attended BMC sessions for muli-pitching for groups and good kit care, acted as the clubs equipment office, helped run introduction to climbing sessions and more. I continued this enthusiasm to the local wall where I obtained my Climbing Wall Qualification, helped in it’s day to day running and set routes. I spent my free time frequenting cliffs across the south west with many of my favourite memories being of perfect still evening at the Dewerstone and stormy weekends on the Cornish granite.

It was till after Uni and my return toBristolthat I started to improve and with this improvement came the desire to improve more. I have achieved the quick gains you can obtain early on in any sport but not gaining new ground is increasingly challenging, and therefore I find every success even more rewarding.

And so the game continues…..

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registered 02/Feb/05
updated 02/Apr/13

Age
30

Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

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Sport - 7c
Trad - E4
Bouldering - f6C+
Winter - II

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Sport - 8a+
Trad - E4
Bouldering - f7B

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Bariloche - Frey
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UCR

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