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
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. (65 comments)
I've voted for 169 photos, average vote 4.2.
(42% superb - 43% good - 7% average - 1% 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.
User Profileregistered 01/Aug/01
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)
The Sound of One Hand Slapping 7c
E Honda V8
Whose Line is it Anyway? 7a+
When Saturday Comes 7c
Vitruvian Man f7C
By Hook or By Crook f6C+
Bad Lip V6 6b
Cloud Cuckoo Land V7 6c
The Ultimate Gritstone Experience V5 6b
Gorilla Warfare V6 6b
Obscene Gesture 7c
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Catalepsy V7 (6c)
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