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 18 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Cavallers, Troubat, Os de Balaguer, Alos de Balaguer, Collegats (La Pobla de Segur), Tartareu, Santa Ana, Abella de la Conca, Vilanova de Meià, Àger ... plus 8 more, Cierp Gaud, Saint Beat, Ore, Saint Pé d'Ardet, Neouvielle, Escales, Bagergue, Terradets: 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. (64 comments)
I've voted for 265 photos, average vote 3.8.
(21% superb - 36% good - 36% 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:
User Profileregistered 29/Aug/06
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)
Lordat Attack 6b
Lordat échauf 5c
Cric crack 6a+
Yo c'est mythique 6a+
Lordat à vue 6a+
Cuina Lleugera 6c+
Ara Toca Pilla 6c
Emeintal vertical 6b
Sika del Pryca 6c+
Johny Babuchas 6b
Frenesi al Tambo 6a+
Sika del Pryca 6c+
Blow job 5a
La Mostela 6b
... list all 960 climbs
... not setup
Caçadors de Parets 7a+
Pasta sin Agua 7a+
Mi muñeca preferida 7b
Cream E4 6a
The Axe E4 6a
Resurrection E4 6a
... list all 7 climbs