Will Hunt

Leeds University Union Mountaineering Club Gear Sec 08-09

LUUMC President 10-11

In trad, I'm now less bothered by grades than I used to be and am perfectly content cruising around between VS and E1 so long as the climbing and company are good. Would be happy to push a bit harder for particularly inspiring positions and locations.

Think a lot of people climbing in the UK are too keen to pigeonhole themselves as "trad climbers" or "sport climbers" or "boulderers". These Isles are blessed with glorious annual seasons and what better way to take advantage of them by varying your climbing through the year using the short, cold days of Winter to push personal limits bouldering and then spending the long summer days on the high mountain crags basking in sunshine and good company.
"Going to the right place, at the right time, with the right people is all that really matters. What one does is purely incidental." Kirkus hitting the nail square on the head.

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Best Climbing Experience
Sitting atop Napes Needle shrouded in mist.
Doing Valkyrie at The Roaches is up there as well.
A day at Stanage including leading The Right Unconquerable.
2008 trip to Skye. Beautiful weather and climbing.
Reaching the break on Archangel.
Climbing on Arran
The Cuillin Ridge Traverse in a day. Reaching the ridgeline at the top of Choir' a' Ghrunnda and seeing the sky lit up in orange fire as the sun rose was about as memorable as it comes.
Doing Zeppelin in El Chorro

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User Profile

registered 15/Oct/05
updated 31/Dec/13

Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E4
Bouldering - f7A
Sport - 7a+

Worked Grades
Bouldering - f7C
Sport - 7a+

Favourite Crag/Rock
Lord's Seat, Almscliff, Pex Hill

Favourite Wall
The Depot

I Climb...
Several times a week
In the UK

Favourite Climbs
The Right Unconquerable
Looning the Tube
Black Magic
Valkyrie (Roaches)
Z Climb Eliminate
The Overhanging Groove
Sou'Wester Slabs
Cioch Direct
Overhanging Bastion
Spartan Slabs
Cuillin Ridge Traverse
Tequila Sunrise
Pebble Wall
Demon Wall Roof

Latest Climbs
Mountaineer f4
South Face f5
Ramp f4+
Shallow Flakes f5+
Traddo f3
Ben's Boff f4
Arch Druid f6C+
Northern Rail f7A
Siren Song f4+
The Wishing Chair VS 4c
Wind Rider VS 4c
The Dusty Windowsills f6B+
Northern Rail f7A
Millstone Grip V5 6b
Donna V2 5c
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Ticklists BETA
Cliff bouldering hero 59%
The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven 33%
Hard Rock 11%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 23%
Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice 3%
The Complete Dolphin Collection 36%
ARD Yorkshire Grit 66%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500 17%
Classic Rock 33%
Lost on The Moors in Yorkshire 9%
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Climbs Wishlist
La Demande 6a
The Magic Crack HVS 5a
Sydpilaren n6-
Diamond Solitaire VS 4c
Snakes And Ladders (and Tunnels) HVS
Snake Dike 5.7
Regular Northwest Face 5.9 c1
Lurking Fear A1
Lost Arrow Spire Direct A2
Royal Arches 5.7
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