Got into climbing as a teenager. Then had a gap of a number of years before getting back into it. Fat, weak and lazy.

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Best Climbing Experience
Walking through the ice tunnel of the Aguile de Midi and getting mobbed by Japanese tourists.
Being in the zone; where it all comes together and flows. Or just getting to the top.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
I know what I have to do, I just don't want to do it.

Recent Postings

UKC radio on 27-Mar-15
Home stereo on 26-Mar-15
hypnotism on 15-Mar-15
Which Isle? on 12-Mar-15
Wrangled a first date on 05-Mar-15
CV help on 26-Feb-15
Turf or seed? on 25-Feb-15

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Interests Outside Climbing
Wife and children. Running without injuring myself. Veggie food. Malt whisky. Gin and tonic.

About My Photography
Striving for mediocrity.

Photo Gallery
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I've voted for 8 photos, average vote 4.1.
(25% superb - 62% good - 12% average - 0% poor - 0% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
I'm not anti social, I just don't like people.

Goals for 2011
Lead E2 6a on grit
Do 10 or more V5 problems on rock.
Get 10 or more E points on lead.
Do 100+ routes.
Do 200+ boulder problems. Count 28

Goals for 2010
Lead E2 6a on grit. (Best in 2009 was E1 5b)
Lead the prow at Stockport wall @7b+ or other 7b+ route on plastic
On sight 7a+ on plastic (best in 2009 was 7a)
Do 10 or more V5 problems on rock. (Best in 2009 was 4) Count 2
Get 10 or more E points on lead. Count 1
Do 100+ routes. Count 26
Do 200+ boulder problems. Count 68
Go sport climbing again and do 7a outside.

Goals for 2009
*** Update the V6 I though I did in 2008, wasn't. I did it wrong and have deleted it from my log book. :-(

Lead E2 6a on grit. (Best in 2008 was E1 5b)
On sight 7a on plastic (Best in 2008 was 6c+) Done. 24-3-09
Do 10 or more V5 problems on rock. (Best in 2008 was 4 with perhaps a v6) Count:4
Get 10 or more E points on lead. (Best in 2008 was 2) Count:1

Goals for 2008
Lead E2 6a on grit. (Best in 2007 was HVS 5a)
**Update: 2-6-08 Now or Never E1 5b @Burbage North
On sight 7a on plastic (Best in 2007 was 6b+).
**Update: 12-8-08 6c+ @MCC (bit of a one move wonder though)
Do 10 or more V5 problems on rock. (Best in 2007 was one V5)
**Update: 24-6-08 Out of Sight V6 6b @Bridestones *on sight!!*
-- 22-7-08 V6 Controversy!! I did the line in rockfax the yorkshiregrit.com site has a different line. Need to go back and check it out. --
**Update: 6-3-08 B10 P2 V5 6b @Caley
**Update: 29-5-08 The Seventh Wave V5 6b @Widdop
**Update: 22-7-08 Beta Blocker V5 6b @Bridestones
**Update: 17-10-08 Charlotte Rampling v5 6b @Bridestones

Goals for 2007
Lead E2 6a on grit. (Best in 2006 was VS 5a)
**Update: 3-5-07 HVS 5a "kung fu" Wilton 2
Climb V5 on plastic.(Best in 2006 was V3)
Climb V4 on rock. (Best in 2006 was V2)
**Update: 21-8-07 V4 "Things to come" Bridestones
**Update: 4-10-07 V5 6b Boulder 6 Problem 2 Widdop

If I don't do it feel free to laugh at me.

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