beardy mike

I'm a freelance product designer for the Outdoor Industry and owner of Casa Alfredino, a climber and skiers lodge in the Dolomites. Not much good at climbing, but I enjoy it as much as I can. Frequently opinionated and frequently wrong.

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Norton St. Philip, Somerset

Best Climbing Experience
Topping out on the Frendo Spur and the Drain in Val Gardena. Doing the Vinatzer on Civazes, the Dimai Eotvos on Tofana di Rozes and Cima del Cavalcorto... any route I've done in the Dolomites basically!

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
All sorts. Not interested in TPS, E0, Bouldering or grade discussions.

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 2 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Sperone degli Gnomi, Val di Mello, Spondo del Ferro

Interests Outside Climbing
Engineering and designing better products for us to use. Playing guitar. Terrorising my missus. Terrorising my son. Terrorising my dog.

About My Photography
I try - what can I say... Most of my photos I've put up because they are good memories, not technically that good.

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Anything Else We Should Know
Don't take what I say too seriously, I'm probably winding you up...

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User Profile

registered 02/Jun/05
updated 27/Nov/14

Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E2
Ice - WI5
Sport - 6c
Ice - WI4

Worked Grades
Trad - E2
Bouldering - f6B

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Chair Ladder or Gogarth

Best Magazine
Climbing (US)

I Climb...
Once a month
All over the world

Favourite Climbs
Frendo Spur (Cham)
Doorpost (Bosi)
Little Brown Jug
The Flake (J Tree)
Nutcracker (Yosemite)
Coronation St (Cheddar)
Malbogies (Avon)
Climbers Club Direct (Dewerstone)

Latest Climbs
Comici - South Arete V-
Castles Made of Sand 6c
Space Tourist 6b+
Stone Cold Fever 6b+
Dinner Date E1 5b
Mille et une pattes 6a
Tower Ridge D
Troutdale Pinnacle S
Bracket and Slab Climb S
Pinnacle Rib Route D
Direct Route VD
Grooved ArÍte HVD 4a
Crackstone Rib S 4a
The Wrinkle VD
Flying Buttress HVD
... list all 443 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Cheddar Intermediate 44%
Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes 57%
Classic Rock 30%
Avon Gorge non-Extremes 100%
Hard Rock 11%
Top ridge scrambles of Britain 36%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 16%
... list all 7 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Wurlitzer E1 5c
Zig Zag VS 4c
Suicide Wall E1 5c
Thin Wall Special E1 5b
Ochre One Point Five E1 5b
Embankment 3 E1 5b
Great North Road HVS 5a
Regent Street E2 5c
Bow Wall E2 5b
The Nose 5.14a
... list all 18 climbs