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. (70 comments)
I've voted for 282 photos, average vote 3.8.
(22% superb - 36% 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:
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)
Cristie Sandwich F6c+
Mas Birras 6b
Desface Emocional 6b+
Tocats del Bolet L2 6b
La Pena de la Ferrata L2 F6b
Chapa Jom 6a+
Les gribouilles 6b
Titi et robinet 6b
Protection robinet 5c
... list all 1083 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