John Lewis

First climbed in my teens & twenties before giving it all up getting married and settling down. Just getting back into it now and really enjoying it. Real frustration is work getting in the way but as I travel a lot should be able to find enough opportunity to climb all over the UK, Things going well a year in, trips to Fontainbleau, Borrowdale, Brimham, Stanage and of course Southern Sandstone. Managed my first UK 6a Sport indoors (A target I set myself for before the big 40)just a month and a half late. Really looking forward to getting out more in 2008.

Better get another update in, 21 lb lighter, able to run a half marathon, thinking about training for a triathlon, climbing regularly to HVS, having moved north getting out loads more, happy again with life.

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Best Climbing Experience
First Lead Multipitch confident in the gear placed and the Belay point and therefore overcoming the fear of hights. The awsome place that is Fontainbleau, meeting other climbers, the most generious, helpfull and friendly group of people it is possible to meet.  Weekend in Portland fantastic weather, company, climbing, views etc. No I seem to love it all.

Oh and discovering someting about myself on a couple of recent climbs and the mental attitude necessary sometimes

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Interests Outside Climbing
Family life mainly. Now Running, Cycling and Swimming and working towards doing a tiathlon

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I have become obsessed by climbing

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+John Lewis, 46 kb

User Profile

registered 31/Oct/06
updated 23/Mar/11

Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E1
Sport - 6b+
Bouldering - V3
Winter - IV

Worked Grades
Trad - E2
Sport - 7a
Bouldering - V4

I Climb...
Several times a week
In the UK

Latest Climbs
Shandy VD
Rum and Pep HVD 4a
Bitter HS 4c
Left-Hand Flake Crack S 4a
Central Crack VS 5a
Flake Crack D
Route 0 D
Route 1 VD
Route 1.5 S 4b
Route 3 VD
Route 3.5 VD
Resurgence HVS 5b
Topsail VS 4c
Captain's Prerogative HS 4b
Captain's Bunk HS 4b
... list all 481 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Classic Rock 12%
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Climbs Wishlist
The Indian Face E9 6c
April Crack HS 4b
Technical Slab HS 4a
Bengal Buttress HVS 4c
Via Dolorosa VS 4c
Three Pebble Slab E1 5a
Chequers Buttress HVS 5a
Tody's Wall HVS 5a
Sea Mist HS 4a
Knight's Move HVS 5a
... list all 13 climbs