Quite like climbing.
Best Climbing Experience
Pumping out and only just making it on Cemetery Gates as a teenager.
Scafell on sunny summer days.
Brown's Crack on Ramshaw, my first tough grit crack after a long lay-off.
Committing myself to the scary wall pitch on East Buttress of El Cap.
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Interests Outside Climbing
Reading, travel, photography, films.
About My Photography
Prefer portrait photography than fannying around trying to get good climbing shots.
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User Profileregistered 28/Dec/05
Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years
Trad - E2
Winter - V
Sport - 7a+
Trad - 5.10c
Sport - 7a
Trad - E3
Trad Rock Climbing
Curbar, Ramshaw, Joshua Tree
A necessary evil.
In the UK, Europe & USA
Bouldering at Almscliff
Earl Crag or the Bridestones.
Building up the scar tissue at Ramshaw.
Joshua Tree cragging.
50 cracks to Squamish 16%
Tom Randall's Classic Hand cracks 14%
Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs 6%
Wide Cracks 6%
Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out 29%
BMC staffordshire "crackers dozen" crack school 15%
Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles 15%
A Guide for Progress in Dorset 16%
London Wall Training List 13%
... list all 9 ticklists
Leap of Faith 6b
Imposition E1 5b
Bog Crack E1 5b
Joe's Hanging Crack E3 6a
Fay E4 5c
Cave Crack E2 5c
Emerald Crack E3 6a
Sentinel Crack E2 5c
Blues Riff 5.11b
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