Big Lee

Moving to Oslo in May.

I'm firmly focused on winter routes in winter and rock routes in summer. I climb a lot of chalk as well on the South coast and am an avid Alpinist.

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Best Climbing Experience
First ascents of Haigutum East and Ghorhil Sar in the Karakoram
Getting wedged on the second pitch of Crypt route in winter
Belaying on Ben Nevis's summit cairn at the top of Indicator Wall
Climbing NE Buttress under perfectly clear winter skies
Perfect conditions on Orion Face Direct
Soling Tower Ridge during winter
Climbing The Tube on the White Cliffs of Dover
Soloing Triftigrat on Briethorn
Climbing the 24 pitch Pilier Sud on Dent d'Orlu
Bagging my first E1

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Expedition & Alpine
Winter Climbing

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 179 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Helvetestinden, Symonds Yat, Tryfan (East Face), Milestone Buttress, Clogwyn Bochlwyd, Glyder Fach, Idwal Slabs (aka Cwm Idwal), Glyder Fawr crag, Gable Crag, Bidean nam Bian ... plus 169 more

Interests Outside Climbing
Scuba diving
Orthotics (my profession)

About My Photography
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User Profile

registered 29/Dec/05
updated 23/Apr/14


Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Winter - VI
Alpine - TD
Trad - E2
Sport - 6a+

Main Sport/Activity
Winter Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Ben Nevis

Favourite Wall
Urban Ascent, London

Best Magazine
Climb (UK)

I Climb...
Several times a week
All over the world

Favourite Climbs
Gabarrou-Albinoni TD
Frendo-Ravanel TD
Auricle VI 7
Chimney Route VI 6
Crest Route V 6
Deep Throat V 6
Crypt Route V 6
Orion Face Direct V 5
Compression Crack V 5
NE Buttress IV 4
White Shark IV 4
Tower Ridge (solo) IV 3
Dover Soul V (Dover)
The Tube IV (Dover)
Relax IV/V (Saltdean)
The Angels Girdle VS 4c
Exposure Explosion HVS 5a
Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head E2 5c
Sunny Corner HVS 5a
American Beauty HVS 5a
A Dream of White Horses HVS 5a
Valkyrie VS 4c
Le Pilier Sud 6a - Dent d'Orlu
Peppermint 6a - Sinsat
Saut d'Homme 6a - Verdon Gorge

Latest Climbs
Klute HVS 4c
Questor VS 4b
Fibre VS 4c
Sinew HVS 5a
The Meridian VS 4c
Sea Groove VS 4b
Front Line HVS 5a
Army Dreamers HVS 5a
Poltergeist HVS 5a
Sunny Corner HVS 5a
Sunset Boulevard HVS 5b
Eaves Dripper HVS 4c
Blue Sky VS 4b
Pink 'Un VS 5a
Mistaken Identity VS 4c
... list all 844 climbs

Ticklists BETA
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 18%
Orange Spot Lower Wye 45%
100 More Classic British VS Climbs 9%
Orange Spot Swanage 20%
Cold Climbs 11%
Best slab climbs of the UK 13%
Sub Extreme South West Sea Stacks 2%
HVS Adventures 16%
... list all 8 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Welcome to the Cruise HVS 5a
Pigs on the Wing HVS 5a
Supercouloir (Gervasutti Pillar start) ED1
Cold Couloir WI4+
Traverse of the Aiguilles TD
The Great Gully WI4
Scavenger HVS 5a
Riders on the storm HVS 5a
The Bullroar HVS 5a
Heart of Darkness HVS 4c
... list all 41 climbs

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