masa-alpin

I started climbing in Japan, then moved to the UK and `found' trad climbing. I fell in love with it immediately. My utmost passion has been and is always mountaineering. Trad is the closest one can get to it. Any one fancy doing wild mountaineering with me?

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Location
Leicester

Best Climbing Experience
UK-winter: Tower Ridge (Ben), UK-summer: Link Cove Gill (Patterdale)
UK-rock: Valkyrie (Roaches Lower Tier)
EU-summer: Arête Küffner (Mont Maudit in French Alps), EU-winter: Les Formes de Chaos (Ceillac)
World-winter: Traverse from Akamine to Nyoho (Nikko, Japan)

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Interests Outside Climbing
Martialarts (Jiu Jitsu and Aikido), Astronomy

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User Profile

registered 02/Jun/06
updated 17/Sep/13

Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Winter - VI
Trad - E3
Ice - WI5
Alpine - TD+

Main Sport/Activity
Mountaineering

Favourite Crag/Rock
Ben Nevis

Favourite Wall
Tower (in Leicester)

Best Magazine
Climb (UK)

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

Latest Climbs
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First Blood M9+
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Left Over Goods M9
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Cave Direct VS 4b
Diagonal Direct E1 5c
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Double Overhang HVS 5a
Central Crack (Variation Finish) HS 4c
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King Bee VS 5a
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Ticklists BETA
Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes 1%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 12%
Eastern Grit Jamming 42%
Classic Rock 16%
Top ridge scrambles of Britain 5%
North Wales 100 Classic Climbs 12%
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Stanage for Crack Apprentices 11%
Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles 23%
Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif 7%
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Climbs Wishlist
The Night Watch VS 4b
Mitre Ridge (winter) V 6
Right Eliminate E3 5c
Gigglin' Crack E6 6c
Teck Crack HVS 5b
Superjam E5 6b
East Face Route (Original Route) E1 5b
Supercouloir (Original Route) ED2
The Trident HVS 5a
Freddie's Finale E1 5b
... list all 25 climbs