First gear was a hemp waistlength, cable laid rope (120 ft), a couple of tape runners, a Moac (still got that!) and Red Flash gym shoes. Graduated to a pair of EBs when I could lead S.
Damn, I was skinny in those days!
Generally prefer multi-pitch trad, never quite understood bouldering, mainly because I always climb at the same (modest) grade regardless of the situation. So 3 feet of exposure == 300 feet of exposure.
Most of my recent experience has been in N. Carolina (12 hour one-way drive) and I completely missed the bonanza in new routes when I used to live there (late 70s).
Now in Florida, for my sins.

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Best Climbing Experience
Anything in the Alps (the good food, cheap wine and uphill transports are a help here!), anything on cloggy, anything in the cascades, depending on the mozzies

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Skiing, Biochemistry

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registered 19/Jul/05
updated 04/Dec/14


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock

Best Magazine
Alpinist (US)

I Climb...
In the UK, Europe & USA

Favourite Climbs
Grooved Arete
White Slab (Cloggy)
Great/Bow combination (Cloggy)
Tower Ridge (Ben)
Beckey Route (Liberty Bell)
Mer de Glace face
Grepon (Cham)
Integrale of Glyder Fawr starting on the Idwal slabs and finishing on gray slab
And so on....

Latest Climbs
Ankles Away 5.9
Frosted Flake 5.9
L'Index SE Ridge AD
The Great Arch 5.4
Skip to My Lou 5.6
The Ordinary Route (Needle Rock) D
Albion VS 4c
Diamond Solitaire VS 4c
Eclipse VS 4b
The Devil's Slide HS 4a
Integrity HS 4b
Battery Rib VD
Horseman's Route HS 4b
Cable Way S 4a
The Nose 5.8 4c
... list all 170 climbs

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