shaun walby

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West Yorkshire

Best Climbing Experience
My introduction to climbing was also my first Alpine experience will stay with me forever...early start headlamps and crunching ice and snow under crampons, the glacier crossing then a fantastic ridge climb up to 3658 as the sun came up...Joy. Five return trips later still loving the Alps. Currently getting into uk winter routes in the lakes
Since then costa blanca trad limestone was great, more recently dicovering the delights of the sea cliffs Pembroke, Baggy and Lundy... fantastic.
Been first on the summit Dent Du Geant summer 06 was nice.
My staple diet is grit which i love and hate in equal measures...many many happy days climbing it.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Always on the look out for excellent routes ive not yet done.

Recent Postings

Beginners skiing week on 22-Dec-14
Sea shell on 20-Dec-14

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Interests Outside Climbing
Mountain Biking.
Scuba Diving

About My Photography
Becoming more involved with photography, after squeezing the best i could out of compacts (mainly due to climbing been the priority) ive recently upgraded to SLR and wished id done it 6 years ago. Currently in a steep learning curve partly at capture but mainly with processing...the arm wrestle continues.This site has some huge photographic talent and must represent the first port of call for mountain photography in the UK,its certainly a constant source of inspiration for me.

Stills for me are much more powerful than video ever can be.

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User Profile

registered 28/Jan/03
updated 13/May/13


Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E1
Sport - 6a
Alpine - AD
Indoor - 6b

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Tell you when iam 80

Favourite Wall
Leeds + Harrogate

I Climb...
Most weekends
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs

Petite Aiguille Verte (PD)
Gouter ridge Mont Blanc (PD)
Cosmiques arete - Aig du Midi (PD+)
Dent Du Geant - South-West face(AD)

Alpine Rock...Aig Rouges(Chamonix).

L'Index - Voie Perroux 5b
Chapelle de la Gliere - 5b
La Grande Floria - Robin wood 5c
Le Passet - Mille etune Pattes 5c
Voie Blance - Les Cheserys (D+)
Voie Bleue - Les Cheserys (D)
La voie normal - L'Aiguillette d' Argentiere 4b

Ptes de Mourti PD
Dent Des Rosses(PD)
Pigne da la le (PD)
Amone Slab E15b

Pencoed Pillar S(Cidir Idris).
Grooved arete HVDiff(Tryfan).
East wall girdle
Javeline Blade
Continuation crack & Grey arete(Idwal).
Lliwedd Avalanche/red wall/longlands.
western slabs VS (Dinas Mot)
Nea VS
Pinky VS

Troutdale pinnacle (S)
Tophet wall (HS)
Thomas (S)(wallowbarrow)
Malediction direct VS(wallowbarrow)
Digitation MVS (wallowbarrow)


Cold Turkey HVS 5a (Stanage)
Pedestal crack HVS 5a (froggatt)
Tody's wall HVS 5a (froggatt
Billiard Buttress HVS 5a (Stanage)
Knights Move HVS 5a (Burbage North)
Pebbledash HVS 5a (Roaches)
Laughing Gas HVS 4c (Rylstone)
Extraction HVS 5b (Rylstone)
Lyons corner House HVS 5a (Millstone)
Bond street HVS 5a (Millstone)
Old and Wrinkled HVS5a (Bamford)
Neb Buttress HVS5a (Bamford)
Green Acres E1 5a (Curbar)
The Hot line E1 5b (Rylstone)
Namenlos E1 5a (Stanage)
The crease E1 5a (Bamford)

Puig Campana Espolon central direct 5
Via Esther Echo valley 5
Valencianos Penon d'lfach 5+

Sea mist HS4a (Pembroke)
Blue sky VS4b (Pembroke)
Satans slip E1 5a (Lundy )
Albion VS4c (Lundy )
Stuka VS4b (Lundy)
Diamond solitiare VS4c (Lundy)
Rowlands magical mystery tour 5(Toix Spain)
Fan Fare HVS4c (Roscolyn)
The savage sun bird E2 5b second (Roscolyn)
Rap VS4c Castell Helen Gogarth
Atlantis E1 5c Castell Helen Gogarth

Latest Climbs
Centipede S 4a
Middlefell Buttress D
Sickle Buttress Direct VS 4c
Three Pebble Slab E1 5a
C.M.C. Slab HVS 5a
Performing Flea HVS 5a
Agony Crack HVS 5a
Four VS 4c
Upanover VS 5b
Thrombosis VS 4c
Two Tier Climb VS 5a
Topsail VS 4c
Ratline HVS 5b
Monument Gully Buttress HVS 5b
The Keel HVS 5b
... list all 516 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Classic Rock 28%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500 26%
Great VS Climbs in the Lake District 4%
100 More Classic British VS Climbs 12%
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Climbs Wishlist
North-East Face Classic Route TD
Papageno 6a+
Contamine Route E1 5c
North Ridge D
Cassin TD
South Ridge D
Voie Frison-Roche TD-
Frendo Spur D+
... list all 8 climbs