Gritstone is bloody rubbish and I hate it.

Limestone is bloody brilliant and I love it.

Anyone who says different is just wrong. End of chat.

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Eccleston, Chorley.

Best Climbing Experience
Evening's spent fending off midges in the quarries are the sort of experience that just can't be bettered.

Having said that, those occasions where everything just 'clicks' run it pretty close.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Climbing is definitely harder for the tall. But that's not a discussion, it's a fact.

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 4 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Lester Mill Quarry, Wilton 2, Wilton 3, Stronstrey Bank Quarry

Interests Outside Climbing
Interest in football has long since waned. Other than that... Women, Food, Cycling, Beer - In that order.

About My Photography
Point. Click.

Photo Gallery
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I've voted for 171 photos, average vote 4.0.
(44% superb - 27% good - 14% average - 11% poor - 1% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
If you want to address me more formally you may refer to me as Graham Calderbank.

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User Profile

registered 30/Jun/06
updated 11/Aug/13


Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E2
Winter - II
Sport - 6b
Bouldering - V2

Worked Grades
Sport - 6b
Bouldering - f6C
Bouldering - V4

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Any Quarry in Lancashire
Grit (quarried)

Best Magazine
Summit (BMC)

I Climb...
Several times a week
In the UK

Favourite Climbs
Digitron @ Craig Arthur
Central Crack/Shiver's Arete @ Wilton 3
Lakeland Cragsman @ Sergeant Crag
Gallop Step @ Clogwyn y Bustach
The Grey Buttress @ Great Blake Rigg
Haste Not @ White Ghyll
Route 1 @ Wimberry

Latest Climbs
Armorican HVS 5a
Sinecure E1 5b
Metamorphosis HS 4b
Lucky Strike E1 5b
Riders on the storm HVS 5a
Burn Up HVS 5a
Girona VS 5a
The Black Thief VS 4b
The Fence VS 4c
Baskerville VS 4c
The Chopper HVS 5a
Ophidia VS 4c
Odin VS 4c
Waiting in the Wings SDS V5
Hazel Groove HS 4b
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Ticklists BETA
Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice 8%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 20%
100 best limestone climbs in Britain 6%
Classic Wilton Workout 54%
Great VS Climbs in the Lake District 25%
Classic Rock 33%
50 Best HS Routes in the UK. 30%
Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain 19%
Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors) 2%
Hard Rock 8%
... list all 21 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
The Grand Wall 5.11a
Emperor E1 5b
Butterfly Crack S
Vitamin Sea 6b+
Blue Avenue 6b
The Pirates of Pen Trwyn 6c+
String of Pearls 6b+
Testament 6c+
Contusion 6c
Axle Attack 7a+
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