chris j

Professional non-sufferer of fools. A spade is a spade, woe betide anyone who calls it a shovel...

Inveterate bowline user.

Late convert to sport climbing, engrossed in an intermittent siege of the leering brutal crack of the Lynch at Ansteys (climbing around the crack more with every attempt...). Afficionado of bouldering in damp polished limestone caves (Pixies Hole, the Parisella's of Devon..). But the best days are on the north coast, tradding on the walls of Sharpnose while being warmed in the autumn sun. :-)

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Best Climbing Experience
Greenland, summer 2003, virgin mountain range and 5 weeks to play! Waking up every morning there to the best view in the world... except the couple of days we woke up & it was dark cos the tent was buried under fresh snow! :o)

or abbing into Huntsman's Leap for the first time, the butterflies in the stomach about whether we'd be able to climb out or end up jumaring back up the ab rope...

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Training, training, training...

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Interests Outside Climbing
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I'm often free mid-week so if you're in Devon looking for a partner drop me a mail through ukc (just don't mention daddyhole, meadfoot or that polished little place near the Dewerstone (sheep's tor?) as possible days out...)

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registered 10/Dec/01
updated 07/Sep/13


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E4
Sport - 6b+

Worked Grades
Sport - 7b
Bouldering - V6

Favourite Crag/Rock
Chudleigh, so underrated!

I Climb...
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
The list is endless - just a few high points:

Smith & Jones Arete - Mt Walker
Greenland (PD-ish)

Indy 500 - Lundy
Black Death - Chudleigh - steep intimidating well protected the best route at Chudleigh?
Moonraker - Berry Head - great adventure
Empire of the Sun - Ansteys - feel your arms burn...
Superdirect - Dinas Mot - right on my limit when I lead it - mind-bending
Shape Up - Huntsmans Leap - first route in the Leap another intense lead at the time

Latest Climbs
The Lynch 7b+
Certain Surprise E3 5c
Video Kills E3 5c
Corsican Days E3 5c
Might and Main 6c
Thread Flintstone 7a+
Boogie on Down 6c+
New Horizons E3 5c
New Horizons II E2 5c
Protean Protein 6c
Coral Sea 6c
Chepito 7a
Pearl Harbour 7a
Boogie on Down 6c+
Barney Rubble 7a+
... list all 248 climbs

Ticklists BETA
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Climbs Wishlist
Just Revenge 7c+
The Butcher E2 5c
Break On Through E4 6a
Fay E4 5c
Wraith E5 6b
Darkinbad the Brightdayler E5 6a
The Lynch 7b+
White Life E5 6b
The Rasp E2 5b
Star Gate E3 5c
... list all 15 climbs