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

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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 :-)

Recent Postings

The Chicken Forecast on 27-Oct-14
Hitchhiking after 50 on 22-Oct-14

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Personal Webpage

UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 17 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Cavallers, Troubat, Os de Balaguer, Alos de Balaguer, Collegats (La Pobla de Segur), Santa Ana, Abella de la Conca, Vilanova de Meià, Àger, Cierp Gaud ... plus 7 more

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.

Climbing & trekking (Zanskar) photos on Flickr:


Photo Gallery
Click to view LeeWood's gallery. (131 photos)
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Click to list photo comments written by me. (63 comments)
I've voted for 257 photos, average vote 3.7.
(19% superb - 37% good - 38% 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:


+LeeWood, 63 kb

User Profile

registered 29/Aug/06
updated 15/Jul/14

Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E3
Sport - 7a+
Winter - V

Main Sport/Activity
Sport Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Cavallers, Ager_Grillons

I Climb...
Most weekends
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
Multipitch: Les Malheurs de Pikachu (Neouvielle)

Latest Climbs
Out of the Blue 6b
Pollo Mental 6a
El Kim 5c
Pelagats 7a
Meteorito RH 6b
Fira de Primavera 6b
Dit i Fret 6c
Caramelles de Caramelles L1+L2 6c
4 Acres y una Mula 5c
Divendres 5c
Old Skool 5c
Pre-Skool 5a
Lady Boy 5c
Raiverd 6b
Xikin Mama 6a
... list all 800 climbs

... not setup

Climbs Wishlist
Cašadors de Parets 7a+
Pasta sin Agua 7a+
Mi mu˝eca preferida 7b
Ferminator 7a+
Cream E4 6a
The Axe E4 6a
Resurrection E4 6a
... list all 7 climbs