Getting older, leaner and maybe even fitter.
Looking for occasional or regular climbing partners to get out in the Pyrenees / Lerida zone.
Our LivingBarn accomodation is now in the UKC classifieds - web - lb.izaut-rustica.com
Pyrenean foothills, SW France
Best Climbing Experience
Before leaving the UK in 2002, I favored cragging in N Wales pushing the grades on Dinas Gromlech; Cenotaph Corner, Left Wall and finally Memory Lane. Apart from which, a few other scattered E3s. I still miss that region but I'm finding local favorites here: the granite of Dent d'Orlu, Cavallers, and Neouvielle.
Best experiences are usually the most recent - keep your escapism current!
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Climbing harder; what's the point? there's always another grade above and the human condition is never to be satisfied. But yes, I'd like to onsight 7a more frequently :-)
Moderator for 20 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Cavallers, Troubat, Os de Balaguer, Perles, Alos de Balaguer, Collegats (La Pobla de Segur), Tartareu, Santa Ana, Coll de Nargó, Abella de la Conca ... plus 10 more, Vilanova de Meià, Àger, Cierp Gaud, Saint Beat, Ore, Saint Pé d'Ardet, Neouvielle, Escales, Bagergue, Clot de Miqui
Interests Outside Climbing
Running, bird-watching, timber-frame construction, trees, veg gardening.
About My Photography
Capturing some action aids reflection and builds inspiration, while fingers recover for the next debacle.
Trekking photos on Flickr: The HRP - Pyrenees and Zanskar
Click to list photo comments written by me. (72 comments)
I've voted for 284 photos, average vote 3.8.
(22% superb - 37% good - 35% average - 4% poor - 0% rubbish)
Anything Else We Should Know
Interested in tufa training? Checkout my innovative home climbing wall which adds a new dimension to home training; the 'wufa wall' was inspired by tufa climbing. Pictures in my UKC gallery.
Author of HRP2002: Trekking the Pyrenees by the HRP: http://www.hrp-essential.com
We (with wife Karen) are acting wwoof hosts; wwoofers can climb in free time.
Further details & photos of multi-pitch climbs (Pyrenees/Leida) here:
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Trad - E3
Sport - 7a+
Winter - V
Sport Rock Climbing
Once a month
In the UK & Europe
Les Malheurs de Pikachu (Neouvielle)
Seuil critique 6b
Chacra de morue 5b
Alex en Vrille 6a+
La 5c des Blaireaux 6b
Stallone Cobra L1 6a
Salam Alekum 6c
Directa Americana 6b
Felicidad para el Muneco 6c+
El Rap del Nino 6b
... list all 1126 climbs
... not setup
Cašadors de Parets 7a+
Cream E4 6a
The Axe E4 6a
Resurrection E4 6a
... list all 4 climbs