andy farnell

Almost totally a boulderer with the occasional bit of Sport. Trad is a distant dream that may become a future reality...

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Best Climbing Experience
Redpointing Grooved Arete after the siege to end all siege's.
First 8a (Todall Recall at Malham)-achieved a big goal with that one.
First E1 (Cameo in Wilton)- dropped my small wires 20 ft up so virtually soloed the crux.. boy was I scared that day.
First ascent of 'The Midas Touch' (E6 6c), Angelzarke, (Doing Catalepsy (V7***) at Pex, ground-up, no top-rope inspection, gardening as I went.
Lots of great problems in Yorkshire/ with too many fantastic people to remember everyones names.
Falling from the crux of Slip'n'slide and surviving (with only 5 months on crutches....)
Going for an unexpected swim in Pembroke (very long story)
Redpointing Raindogs (F8a, Malham) 15 years after first trying it.
First 8a+ after experiencing the mythical 'sticky damp'

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Lancs and Yorkshire climbing, Sport climbing, bouldering, Pex Hill

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Interests Outside Climbing
Music (of the metal variety), Liverpool FC and my sons Caleb and Ethan

About My Photography
It's off the cuff and mostly Sport Climbing

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Anything Else We Should Know
I've served my Trad time (and have the injuries to prove it).

All religions are a waste of time. Do something constuctive instead.

andy farnell, 3 kb

User Profile

registered 01/Aug/01
updated 14/Jan/14


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E5
Bouldering - f7A+
Sport - 7b+
Indoor - 7a+

Worked Grades
Trad - E6
Sport - 8a+
Bouldering - f7C
Indoor - 7c+

Main Sport/Activity
Sport Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock

Favourite Wall
The Climbing Hangar

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

Favourite Climbs
Grooved Arete (Kilnsey)
Midas Touch (Anglezarke)
Pleasure Dome (Pembroke)
New Dawn (Malham)
Silly Arete (Mad dog)
Connect 4 (Malham)
Cold Steal (Kilnsey)
Catalepsy (Pex)
Cosine Alternative (Pex)
Problem 2 (without the use of your knee on the ledge)
boulder 10
Caley Roadside.
Problem 14
Big Bay area
The Kebs.
Horror Arete
The Kebs
The Ashes
Raindogs (Malham)
L'Obsession (Malham)
Dominatrix (Kilnsey)
Conehead (Malham)
Vitruvian Man (Trowbarrow)

Latest Climbs
The Sound of One Hand Slapping 7c
E Honda V8
Blokesmoker V7
Whose Line is it Anyway? 7a+
Dyperspace 7c
When Saturday Comes 7c
Vitruvian Man f7C
Falcon f7A
By Hook or By Crook f6C+
Bad Lip f7A
Cloud Cuckoo Land f7A+
The Ultimate Gritstone Experience f6C
Gorilla Warfare f7A
Obscene Gesture 7c
Wild In Me 7c
... list all 393 climbs

Ticklists BETA
... not setup

Climbs Wishlist
The Yorkshire Ripper 8b
Drenka 8a+
Austrian Oak 8b
G.B.H. 8a+
Crash Damage f7B+
Clever Beaver SS V8+
Supercool 8a+
Zoolook 8a
Climb of the Century 8b
... list all 9 climbs

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