Living in Japan, climbing a little here and there but very much missing my days on Southern Sandstone with good friends.

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Best Climbing Experience
Trips out to Southern Sandstone.

Mistaking a f6b route for a f5 and taking two goes to lead it and snatch my first f6b in October 07.

My three epics all with my good friend Sir Rich Mc Rich. The first being a bad day in Wales near the Idwal Slabs, the second was a multi pitch in Orihuela and the third being a classic and successful ascent of the Penon (last pitch in the dark without headtorches). Result - Tommy and Sir Rich 1, Penon 0.

Soloing a Southern Sandstone 5b route on one of my last days outside. It wasn't very high and I'd top roped it. So I knew I could do it. But that first taste of solo.

My climbing accident. Epic E1 fail. Left Unconquerable 1, Tommy 0. We learn from our mistakes. Massive respect to the Mountain Rescue Team and the many people that got me out of there that day.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Southern Sandstone and chimneys.

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Interests Outside Climbing
Yes I am interested in Outside Climbing.

I also like Art, Music and Chi Kung (like Tai Chi).

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Anything Else We Should Know
We are all dying.

“Essentially,” Dave MacLeod says, “you have to fight a battle with yourself, and find the boldness within to be able to do it.”

'Our's is just to decide what to do with the time given us.' Gandalf.

'Sharks don't take things personally Mr. Brody.' Jaws 2.

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+tommyzero, 43 kb

User Profile

registered 14/Jul/06
updated 04/Dec/14


Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Trad - HVS
Sport - 6a+
Bouldering - V3

Worked Grades
Trad - VS
Bouldering - V3
Sport - 6b

Favourite Crag/Rock
High Rocks
Sandstone (soft)

Favourite Wall
The Castle

I Climb...
Several times a week

Favourite Climbs
Concorde at Eridge Green
Anaconda Chimney and Boa-constrictor Chimney at High rocks. Wizards Progress at Harrisons. I climbed so many great boulder problems in Hong Kong (Middle Earth
and a V4 that I couldn't stick! or remember the name of and The Groove) that there are too many to name.

Latest Climbs
Slab Direct none 5b
Spider Wall none 5b
Grant's Crack none 5a
Crack and Cave none 4a
Diedro UBSA 5c
Short and Sweet 5c
Chain Lane 6a
Green Route II 5a
Uganda Wall none 5c
Evening Arete none 5a
Hear No Evil none 5a
Capstan Wall none 4a
Concorde none 5b
romulus none 5b
Hadrian's Wall none 5b
... list all 65 climbs

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Climbs Wishlist
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