I've been climbing since I was 16 or 17 and have climbed in the North West of England, North Wales, Pembroke, the Lake District, Dorset and Yorkshire, with a few trips to France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Germany thrown in for good measure. I am married with three children, so my climbing has been curtailed a little bit over the last ten years, but I still try to get to the wall and (mostly) sport climb (when the weather allows). I enjoy bouldering as well and try to get out on the grit when I can.
Best Climbing Experience
White Slab on Cloggy -that lasso move! [only worked it out with advice from the late John Tout RIP]; Gritsone climbing in Derbyshire- Moyer's Buttress at Gardom's (best route I've done on the Eastern Edges); Vector at Tremadog in North Wales; Grimsel Pass (Switzerland) granite slab climbing with Steve Roberts is particularly memorable!; Redpointing Obsession at Malham.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Why is that when you cross the border from Lancashire into Yorkshire the crags turn from grim and dirty quarries into brilliant majestic crags?
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Interests Outside Climbing
Fell walking in the Lakes and the occasional triathlon.
About My Photography
An area of weakness, I am ashamed to say. I keep promising myself that I will take some good pictures this year!
Anything Else We Should Know
Beer is good!