michael lawrence

Been climbing since April '05 and enjoy all disciplines of climbing but mainly trad in style. Have done trad, sport, Alpine, Himalayan, ice and Scottish winter climbing since I started.

Work, family and living in Essex makes me time poor and inappropriately located so I read a lot of guidebooks!!

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Location
Hutton, Essex

Best Climbing Experience
Hard to say; had so many great experiences (and some not so good ones!) that I really couldn't choose. Uusually the best ones are more than just about the route - maybe it was with a certain partner, a particular place, first whatever-grade, I just can't pick one "best."

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Top roping threads. Its like watching Eastenders; you know it will be the same plot line as all previous editions, it will contribute nothing positive to your life but you have to watch just in case there's a bust up!

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Interests Outside Climbing
Rugby, but just watching nowadays. Love to ski and working hard at getting better at it. Good food and drink. Rather be outside than in but that's a bit tricky in my job.

About My Photography
When I could be bothered to take a camera the shots aren't that great but when I don't take one I usually miss a perfect sunset.

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Anything Else We Should Know
Never dropped a climbing partner whilst belaying.
Never taken a "proper"l leader fall..
Never, ever will eat semolina.
Finally, never say never.

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User Profile

registered 03/Jun/05
updated 08/Dec/13

Age
41

Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Winter - V
Sport - 6b
Trad - HVS
Ice - WI5

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Stanage - yawn, yawn.
Granite

Favourite Wall
Castle, London

Best Magazine
Climb (UK)

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

Favourite Climbs
Tower Ridge on the Ben.
Bishop's Route
Stanage - such a great
easy
enjoyable route.
Crowberry Ridge
The Buchaille - first ever rock climb and it was a perfect day.


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