Got my serious trad head on about 5 years ago, and am making my way slowly through the extreme grades!!! I'm generally the 1 with funky pants on at the crag and bright clothes!!!

However, I started as a young 1 (maybe under 10?) when my dad dragged me up stuff!!!

I'm a member of the Lancashire Mountaineering Club as well, and up keep there website on a regular basis for my sins!!!

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Best Climbing Experience
Tough one, I've had quite a few. I remember climbing in America when I was quite young about 13/14, we did a route called Elephant's Trunk, but the whole situation of wild camping and not being in contact with any where else was brillant. You had to take a 30 minute speed boat, then a hike for about 1 hr to this lake. It was beautiful, peaceful and quiet... However, each trip or venture to a new place can have similar effects...

Lofoten is a must go as well, such a beautiful place to climb - add the climbing around Tromso too...

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Climbing??!! I think I'm more of a doer then a talker...

Although training and how to poo big walling are quite popular...

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Interests Outside Climbing
Computers, running, walking, mountain biking, ice climbing...

About My Photography
Take pictures for the memories.

Photo Gallery
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Am a person? Oh sometimes I talk random bollox...

Trad is my chosen path!

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registered 06/Apr/05
updated 23/Oct/09


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E5
Sport - 7b
Ice - WI5+

Worked Grades
Sport - 7c

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Lancashire quarries & seaside 1s

Favourite Wall
BUK & Warrington

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

Favourite Climbs
Red Wall
The Strand
Solens Sonner
Moon Dance
Cracked Actor
Left Wall
Mythical Monster
Gillete Direct
Guy Anne...
White Slabs Bunt
Isle Of White
Loopy (just because it took so many whippers!?!)...
The list goes on...

Latest Climbs
King of Kings E6 6b
Poetry Pink E5 6a
Clean Sweep E5 6a
Strawberry Kiss E7 6b
Rock Around the Clock E3 6a
Cruel Sister E3 5c
Chocolate Girl E7 6c
Dominatrix 7c
Los Endos HVS 5a
Z Crack VS 5a
Overlapper HVS 5b
Route Two VS 5a
The Don E2 6a
Visitation 7b
The Pross E1 5b
... list all 732 climbs

Ticklists BETA
... not setup

Climbs Wishlist
Raging Bull E6 6b
Heart of Gold E5 6a
The Camel E4 6a
Winking Crack E3 5c
Strike E3 6a
The Cow E5 6a
Heart of Gold Direct E6 6a
GBH E3 6a
Exorcist E2 5b
Wet Denim Daydream A3
... list all 54 climbs