SPA Holder, IRATA Level 1, Chairman of DMU climbing Club for 2 years.

Love climbing anywhere and happy to climb with anyone really.

I have done about 7 years of coaching, instructing and group leading indoors and out from little stuff to multipitches and alpine. I am mostly pretty busy, but open to requests for freelance work.

I live in El Chorro at The Olive Branch which is by far the best climber's accommodation I have ever been to, and full of nice people. Come and visit us for a little piece of paradise!

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El Chorro, Spain

Best Climbing Experience
Being way above gear and still feeling in control on testing moves on La Demande, Verdon. Also hitting the hold at the end of the crux on Ace Ventura, El Chorro on the morning we were due to leave after 25 tries!

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 2 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Sector Cocina Caliente, Los Olivitos

Interests Outside Climbing
Photography, films, music. Don't really have time for much else!

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registered 29/Oct/05
updated 11/Sep/14


Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E3
Sport - 7b
Indoor - 7b+

Worked Grades
Trad - E3
Sport - 8a
Indoor - 7c

Main Sport/Activity
Sport Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Crumbly rubbish

Best Magazine
Climber (UK)

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

Favourite Climbs
Ace Ventura
Pasarela de los Venenos
El Chorro
El Chorro
Zona Cero
Escalara Arabe
El Chorro
La Demande
Verdon Gorge
Hilti Sound System
Masson Lees Quarry
The Mall
Flying Buttress Direct
Stanage Popular
Nightmare Slab
Stanage Plantation
Hen Cloud
La Sieste au Soleil
Rocher Baron
A Tire d'Ailefroide
Pilier Rouge Hebdo
Tete D'Aval
El Chorro Gorge
Great Wall
Great Wanney
Bird's Nest Crack
Z Climb
Long Tall Sally
Burbage North
Embankment 3
Forest Rock
Smoke ont' Watter
Reptile Smile

Latest Climbs
Rabada-Navarro TD
Zulu Master 7a+
Al loro con el Xato 6c+
Judas 7b
Tarde pero perfecto 7a
Escacharra (Buena Sombra) 6b
Vaya pieza 6b
El Arco 6b
Last Minute (Kom Ombo) 7a
Arete des Cosmiques AD
Turpitude 7b
Symphonie du Graton 6c+
Six Symbol 7a+
Brise les Chaînes 7a
Les Mini Pousses 7b
... list all 474 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS 5%
BMC On-Peak Rock: Jamming tests 20%
Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles 4%
Stanage *** HVS's 8%
Kirkus Routes 17%
Eastern Grit Jamming 10%
Top 25 UKC Wishlist Rock Climbs 28%
Top 20 Gritstone UKC Wishlist Climbs 45%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500 9%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50 20%
... list all 11 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Rabada-Navarro TD
Ace ventura 8a
Hasse-Brandler VIII+
Astroman 5.11c
West Face 5.7
Salathe Wall 5.13c
Master's Edge E7 6b
Ranxerox 7a
London Wall E5 6a
Regular Northwest Face 5.9 c1
... list all 11 climbs