Almost totally a boulderer with the occasional bit of Sport. Trad is a distant dream that may become a future reality...
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/N.wales/Lancs/Northumberland 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, people who spout about grades with no point of reference.
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
Click to list photo comments written by me. (67 comments)
I've voted for 196 photos, average vote 4.2.
(46% superb - 40% good - 6% average - 2% poor - 4% rubbish)
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.
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Trad - E5
Bouldering - f7A+
Sport - 7b+
Indoor - 7a+
Trad - E6
Sport - 8a+
Bouldering - f7C
Indoor - 7c+
Sport Rock Climbing
The Climbing Hangar
Several times a week
In the UK
Grooved Arete (Kilnsey)
Midas Touch (Anglezarke)
Pleasure Dome (Pembroke)
New Dawn (Malham)
Silly Arete (Mad dog)
Connect 4 (Malham)
Cold Steal (Kilnsey)
Cosine Alternative (Pex)
Problem 2 (without the use of your knee on the ledge)
Big Bay area
Vitruvian Man (Trowbarrow)
Tenacious T 7b
Vegas Nights 6c+
Jack the Smuggler 7a
Humpty Dumpty 6c+
Pie Man f7C
Vitruvian Man Right Hand f7C
Long Arm of the Law 7c
Saturn V f7B
Jungle Formula f6C
Methanoic Acid V7
Flag of Iron f6C
36 Sit Into Flag Of Iron. f7A
Lone Wolf Right Hand V7
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