Nick Smith - UKC

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When I'm not out running, I run my own web design & photography business, Climbers.net, which provides web design for some of the best climbing sites around. I've done all the design & technical work on UKC/UKH since 1999.

I've had really bad finger injuries since 2005, so these days I'm lucky if I can climb some juggy VDiffs a few times a year :( I've been getting into mountaineering & ice climbing, as well as trail & ultra running, which has been quite a change from obsessing over a few metres of gritstone!

I've completed several great ultras during 2011, and the goal for 2012 is a Bob Graham Round attempt :)

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Location
Sheffield, England.

Best Climbing Experience
So many to choose from! A trip to Wimberry on a hot summer's day, where we ticked our way through all the classic VS-E1 routes there, staggering back down in the dark, completely knackered. Leading The Rasp at Higgar Tor: steep and juggy. Mmmmm :) Belaying my best mate at Curbar as she onsighted her first ever E4. Out of my mind on adrenaline as I screamed my way up Fleur de Rhum (Fontainebleau) in the freezing cold. Soloing my first Winter grade I with blue skies, fresh snow and a deserted Peak District.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Why I climb grit in the Summer. Training. Injuries. Eating disorders. Oh, and does my bum look big in these shorts? ;-)

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Interests Outside Climbing
Trail running
Ultra running

About My Photography
You can browse higher quality versions of all my images on my climbing photography website http://Climbers.net/
All the photographs are available to buy as large-format prints, ready to hang on the wall.


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Sponsored by Pizza Express/Minstrals chocolates. I wish

5 hrs into the 'Long Tour of Bradwell' trail ultra... still a long way to go!, 4 kb

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registered 10/Jun/01
updated 02/Apr/12

Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - S
Alpine - AD
Ice - WI3
Winter - III

Main Sport/Activity
Fell Running

Favourite Crag/Rock
Stanage Edge
Gritstone

Best Magazine
Trail Runner (USA)

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

Favourite Climbs
Trella - Kalymnos
Army Dreamers - Pembroke
The Butcher - Pembroke
Wee Doris - Stoney
Red route @ Edge ;)
La Cosa - Sardinia
Fleur de Rhum - Font
Purple route @ Foundry ;)
DNA - Kalymnos
The Rasp
Tower Face Direct
The Tippler
Wuthering
Five Finger Exercise
Brightside
Bachelor's Left-hand
Heart of Darkness - Pembroke
The Trident - Wimberry

Latest Climbs
Ledge Route II
Boomerang Gully II
Bidean nam Bian 1,150m
Bidean nam Bian - Stob Coire nan Lochan 1,115m
Bee VD
Physiology VD
Anatomy VD
Broad Stand D
Eric's Eliminate S 4a
Boyd's Crack VD
Tango Crack VD
Sgurr a'Mhaim 1,099m
Sgurr a'Mhaim - Stob Choire a'Mhail 990m
Sgurr a'Mhaim - Sgor an Iubhair 1,001m
Am Bodach 1,034m
... list all 3980 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Munros 4%
Britain's winter ridges 7%
Puttrell's Progress 47%
Classic Rock 29%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500 81%
Cold Climbs 2%
Scotland's 4000ers 11%
Stanage: My Favourite Five 100%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50 90%
Wainwrights 1%
... list all 14 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Fingers Ridge IV 4
Fiacaill Ridge I/II
Staghorn Gully III
Centre Post III
Crowden Clough Winter II
The Resurrection III
Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) 1,085m
Beinn a'Bheithir - Sgorr Bhan 947m
Wildboar Clough (winter) II/III
Main Fall III
... list all 102 climbs


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