Stefan Kruger

Originally from Sweden; living and climbing in the UK for the last two decades or so. Finished my PhD in computer science one year late in '98. Now working as a software developer in Bath to fund my climbing habit.

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Bristol, UK

Best Climbing Experience
So many to choose from! Pulling up on the summit of Stoer in blazing sunshine is up there. First lead on 'Right Angle' with a couple of playful seals watching me from the sea. Arriving at the top of Serenity Crack/Sons of Yesterday, totally spent after 9 rope lengths of crack. Finally sticking the finger lock on Goldenboy (V4) at the Buttermilks having the same day completed the Ironman Traverse. Finding jamming Zen on The File. Sending l'Angle Ben's at Isatis.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Grade disagreements. Ethics, esp. top-roping, should it be allowed or not?

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Interests Outside Climbing
Cycling, running, kung-fu movies. 30+ years' skiing experience. Just back from a three-months' climbing/skiing around Europe. Now sadly back in gainful employment to pay the bills.

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Anything Else We Should Know
Like the writings of Michael Ondaatje, Arturo Perez-Reverte, Umberto Eco, Milan Kundera, and modern science fiction from the likes of Iain M. Banks, William Gibson, Peter F. Hamilton, and older stuff from Heinlein, Dick, Clarke and Herbert. Film buff who believes that life's all great questions are answered in the movies.

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+Stefan (past the hard bit) on Flying Buttress Direct (HVS 5b), Stanage, 34 kb

User Profile

registered 25/Jun/01
updated 30/May/13


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E2
Bouldering - V5
Sport - 6c+

Worked Grades
Trad - E3
Sport - 7c
Bouldering - V8

Main Sport/Activity

Favourite Crag/Rock

Favourite Wall
TCA Bristol

Best Magazine
Alpinist (US)

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

Favourite Climbs
Obsession (7b+ Malham)
Right Angle (VS St Gurnard's Head)
Queersville (HVS Stanage)
Telli (E3 Stanage)
The Arrow (E1 St Govan's)
Finale Groove (HVS Swanage)
Ordinary Route (VS Old Man of Stoer)
Impossible Slab (E2 Stanage)
Embankment 3 (E1 Millstone)
The File (VS Higgar Tor)
Valkyrie (VS Roaches)

Latest Climbs
Hanging Flakes V4 6b
Sharp Arete V2 5c
The Sheep V5 6b
Banana Finger f6A
El Chocco 7c
The Root of Inequity 7a+
Pearl Harbour 7a
Crescent Arete f5+
Pebble Arete Left-hand f6A+
Not to be Taken Away f6C
Retour aux Sources / Etrave de Gauche f7A
Tentation f7A
Duel dans la Lune f6C
La Fosse aux Ours, White 32 (95.2) f7A
Red 47 (95.2) f5+
... list all 327 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Cheddar Sevens 95%
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Climbs Wishlist
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