ChrisBrooke

Mastering engineer in Suffolk. Mostly climb on gritstone, but like to venture further afield, all over the UK and abroad as much as I can. 2014 has been my best year of climbing, not by number of routes, but by quality. Have a baby on the way, so we'll see how 2015 works out...

Very occasionally sport climb. Once went bouldering.

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Best Climbing Experience
Well, after about 17 years it's getting harder to have those experiences which leave you psyched and smiling for days after. Perhaps, like a romance, the early days and 'firsts' are the most exciting period, but with maturity can come a depth of relationship (with climbing) that satisfies more profoundly. With that being said, for me it comes down to doing fun things in beautiful places with great friends. That could be challenging classic test-pieces, or relaxed days out.
In recent years I've particularly enjoyed my onsights of Wings of Unreason, Left Wall, and Suspense. In 2011 my battle and final victory with Quietus was pretty fun. My recent weekend hit on the Badile Cassin was my most enjoyable 'type 2 fun'. Ticking Rubicon quickly was satisfying, as a weak non-sport-climber.
Any time I get to climb with my wife is golden too.

Recent Postings

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Personal Webpage
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Interests Outside Climbing
Yoga.
Music - I write for tv, films, adverts etc
Photography

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Anything Else We Should Know
I've been to Africa for 5 months of the Hot Rock 07 trip. Started on new year's day. Would be back on the Big Red Truck tomorrow if I had the money.


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+ChrisBrooke, 211 kb

User Profile

registered 26/Oct/05
updated 19/Nov/14

Age
36

Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E4
Sport - 6b+
Indoor - 7b

Worked Grades
Sport - 7a+
Bouldering - f7A
Indoor - 7b+
Bouldering - V7

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Lawrencefield :)
Gritstone

Favourite Climbs
Left Wall
Wings of Unreason
Quietus
Suspense
Salbit Sudgrat
Badile Cassin

Latest Climbs
Cassin TD
Original Route HVS 5a
Debauchery E1 5b
Delicatessen E2 5c
Regent Street E2 5c
Dark Continent E1 5c
Mississippi Variant Direct E1 5b
The Link E1 5b
The Scoop HVS 5b
Wednesday Climb HVS 5b
Rubicon 7a
Dumbfounded 7b
Armageddon E2 5c
Scoop Wall E2 5c
Alcasan E2 5c
... list all 1249 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Ultimate E2 ticklist 5%
Ultimate E1 ticklist 12%
Ultimate HVS ticklist 20%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50 69%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500 48%
Top 25 UKC Wishlist Rock Climbs 68%
ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs 14%
Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List 31%
Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice 1%
ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50 13%
... list all 10 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Tim and Struppi 5c
Exposure Explosion HVS 5a
Eliminate 'A' VS 4c
Kafoozalem E3 6a
Don Quixote VI+
Leni 6a
DNA 7a
Boot Hill E3 5c
Requiem E3 6a
Saxon Direct HVS 5a
... list all 97 climbs