peebles boy

Journeyman Mountaineer rather than out and out climber, I prefer winter to summer, used to do a lot of rock stuff but got hooked by the variable conditions and adventures you can have in winter!!

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Location
Peebles and Oban

Best Climbing Experience
Went to the alps and done some stuff once, that was quite good fun. Done Piggotts Route on Triple Buttress, Beinn Eighe, first climb in about a year, quite liked it. Spent a good few days chilling at Pexhill Quarry with beers and barbecues and good friends. Bouldering at Burbage always made me smile. Developing a little crag in the far north west was fun, if a little agricultural at times... Jack the Ripper on Stac Pollaidh; simply awesome route. Tried my hand at that mixed climbing business couple of winters ago, great fun!!! Ledge Route in great conditions was fantastic. Sron na Lairig (Glencoe) is a favourite.
Ehm, dunno, can you have a single favourite experience????

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
The weather. Conditions. Epics/character building experiences.

Recent Postings

bunion pain. on 23-Nov-14

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 2 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Firthhope Falls, Garelet Hill

Interests Outside Climbing
Biking, canoeing, drinking til the pub shuts then finding a party, doing sod all every now and then.

About My Photography
I like taking pictures wherever I go. Biking ain't great for that tho, you just want to keep yahooing, which is why I like walking/climbing etc - you get to slow the world down for a bit.

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Anything Else We Should Know
I've got nice eyes. And a trusty white transit van for adventures that I semi-converted with blood, sweat and not a few tears...


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User Profile

registered 02/Mar/07
updated 18/Jan/14

Age
34

Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E1
Indoor - 6c+
Winter - III

Worked Grades
Trad - E2
Sport - 7a+
Indoor - 7a

Main Sport/Activity
Cycling/Mountain Biking

Favourite Crag/Rock
Hutton Roof
Gritstone

Favourite Wall
Andys Kitstore Muscle wall

I Climb...
Most weekends
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
Something that makes me think about what shapes I need to throw with my body. Something within my ability...just. Something dry and not too warm not too cold. Something without midges or spiders or silverfish. Something with a nice square cut finish instead of a chossy pile of rock/soil/heather/gorse/sand/all of the above. Something not too high that it will scare me but high enough to warrant a rope.

Latest Climbs
Goat Track Gully II
Left Hand Icefall III
Sron na Lairig II
Fiacaill Ridge I/II
Via Corda Alpina 3+
Voie Caline 3+
The Weep II/III
Tinkerbell III 4
Boomerang Gully II
Forked Gully Left Hand I/II
Goat Track Gully II
North Gully I/II
Sron na Lairig II
Sron na Lairig II
Number Four Gully I
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Ticklists BETA
Britain's winter ridges 20%
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Climbs Wishlist
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