An enthusiastic punter who's trying to climb some harder routes before the tendons twang and the arthritis sets in. And at some stage, between work, the family and those terribly lazy, quick sports sessions nearby, there's a huge list of trad classics waiting around the country.

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Best Climbing Experience
Best mountain experiences - Cioch Direct/Arrow Route/Integrity combo (before the rockfall); an unforgettable evening losing the way on Paterno after spending a day trying to find the start of the route.
Best sea-cliff experiences - Magical Mystery Tour DWS followed by Moonraker trad; Dreadnought second (albeit dogged on P1); More than a Match second; Fay second.
Best trad experiences - Devonshire Cream (headpoint, so bold E3-6a, but not worked to death), Cocytus (before the new bolts), Old Man of Hoy, Coronation Street, Sacrosnact, Limbo Dancer (solo and ground-up without mats years ago), Crinoid (I hate slabs - mind over matter!).
Best sport experiences - Empire (22 years of dreaming), Thread Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Little White Lie and the support, cajoling and frustration of various friends over the last few years who have inspired me to try, and succeed, on things I never dreamt I could do.

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registered 28/Jul/05
updated 10/Jul/13


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E2
Sport - 6c+

Worked Grades
Trad - E3
Sport - 7b
Bouldering - V4

Favourite Crag/Rock
Lowman on a summer's evening

Favourite Wall
The Quay, Exeter,The Wall, Cusco

I Climb...
Most weekends
In the UK

Favourite Climbs
Too many to list! But for smile on the face fun the following are right up there - Sacrosanct
Outward Bound
Combined Ops
Jean Jeannie
Flying Buttress (Cromlech) and More than a Match