MikeLell

I got into climbing through an alpine course I did in Huaraz while travelling in South America. Also love winter climbing and multi-pitch mountain trad routes and scrambling. Have done two trips to the Cordillera Blanca and looking forward to my fifth trip to the Alps in July. Have now done and handful of D/D+ routes and looking to get some more of these under my belt before thinking about a TD North face route.

Looking to go climb outside after work this summer at Symonds Yat or Lower Wye Valley, so if interested in this sometime drop me a message.

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Location
Newcastle upon Tyne

Best Climbing Experience
Simul-soloing the Welzenbach Route on Lyskamm North-East Face in August 2011. Seeing Alpamayo up close from the col camp, although not climbing it due to partner being unwell. Soloing Grooved Arete on Tryfan. Leaving Kandersteg campsite by headtorch circa 3am to climb the Fruendenhorn in a day. Solo crossing of the Eastern Berner Oberland from Grindelwald to Grimsel Pass via the Schreckhorn Hut, Strahleggpass and the Aar Bivouac. Countless other great moments in the Swiss Alps, Cordillera Blanca and Snowdonia

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Alpine and winter climbing
Outdoor gear

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 6 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Jungfrau, Maparaju, Gletscherhorn, Abeni Fluhe, Grosshorn, Ochs (Klein Fiescherhorn)

Interests Outside Climbing
Kayaking, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding.


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Avoids using huts and cable cars where possible.

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User Profile

registered 10/Dec/06
updated 03/Apr/14

Age
28

Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Alpine - D+
Trad - E1
Indoor - 6c+
Winter - IV

Worked Grades
Trad - E1

Main Sport/Activity
Mountaineering

Favourite Crag/Rock
Clogwyn y Garnedd
Ice

Favourite Wall
The Warehouse, Gloucester

I Climb...
Most weekends
All over the world

Favourite Climbs
Chopicalqui (SW ridge)
Breithorn Triftjigrat
Clogwyn y Pearson Arete
Pyramid Gully (Black Ladders)

Latest Climbs
Cape Horn VS 4c
Hispaniola HVS 5a
Pieces of Eight HVS 5b
Plymouth Hoe S 4a
Garden Hoe VS 4b
Tourist Route M
The Golden Hind VS 5a
Mangler HVS 5b
Wall Route Three S 4b
Kennel Wall MS 3c
Truss Buttress VD
Arete and Groove VD
Raven's Nest VD
Jacob's Ladder VD
Main Wall MS
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Ticklists BETA
Classic County 49%
Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs 6%
A grand easy welsh day out 53%
Alpine 4,000ers 10%
Welsh 3,000ers 87%
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Climbs Wishlist
The Crescent S 4b
Concave Wall HVS 5b
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Kamikaze Sex Pilot E2 5c
Saxon E2 5c
Mohammed the Mad Monk of Moorside Home for Mental Misfits VS 4c
Bull's Crack HVS 5a ***
Crewcut VS 4c
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