The day before Bank Holiday Monday May 2010 was the last day I climbed. It turns out I have burnt out the tendons in muscles that wrap the shoulders. I'm just about to go into my 8th month without climbing and still can't do anything with my shoulders. So I'm looking at never climbing again...... but my hands still perspire and the old buzz comes back when I see a picture or watch a pro climbing the latest push. So maybe give it another year and I will be back as a nobody punter again.
In other news...... It's best not to take me seriously. I learn the hard way!
Best Climbing Experience
Trips out to Southern Sandstone early on in my climbing 'career'.
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.
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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.
User Profileregistered 14/Jul/06
Been Climbing For
1 to 3 years
Trad - HVS
Sport - 6a+
Bouldering - V3
Trad - VS
Bouldering - V3
Sport - 6b
Several times a week
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.
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
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