Ian Jones

Started climbing on Merseyside sandstone and Snowdonia. Spent years resident in Sheffield which is a pig sty. Very bored with The Peak District. Love Scottish climbing.
Like to quaff real ales, scoff good grub and listen to proper music (DOORS, Deep Purple, Joy Division, Zappa, Stones, Skynyrd, Stone Temple Pilots, Audioslave...you get the idea..)
Liverpool fan, been to Fortress Anfield stacks of times.
Have been very lazy for years but now revitalized and psyched for real rock. 2010 is my first winter season. Possibly the worst boulderer in Scotland. Utterly useless at that thuggish sports climbing thing.

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Best Climbing Experience
Early on-sight ascents of Gogarth E5's in the 1980's.
Climbing with Mr Moffat

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Top roping is it ethical, naughty etc? (NO!)

Recent Postings

Grade Inflation on 09-Oct-14

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 18 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Dunkeld, Cave Crag, Green Crag, Dale Head Crag, Kilt Rock, Staffin, Esk Buttress (Dow Crag), Great End Crag, The Bastille, Shelf Road, Staffin Slips, Lefthand Canyon, CO ... plus 8 more

Interests Outside Climbing
Liverpool FC
Real ales
History/current affairs
Hard rock music/funk/soul

About My Photography
Just got a gucci digital. can you tell me where I put the film? Never been one for photos much but now I got the digital.....

Click to list photo comments written by me. (80 comments)
I've voted for 367 photos, average vote 4.0.
(31% superb - 44% good - 17% average - 1% poor - 4% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
British igneous rocks are the best. Euro lime is dead boring.
Still don't get that mountaineering lark...

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User Profile

registered 26/Apr/07
updated 19/Aug/14


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E5
Winter - VI
Trad - 5.12a
Sport - 7b

Worked Grades
Trad - E6
Trad - E6
Trad - 5.12b
Sport - 7c

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock

Favourite Wall

Best Magazine
Rock & Ice (US)

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

Favourite Climbs
Pistolero - Cloggy
Medi - Cloggy
Great Wall - Cloggy
Great Wall - Forwen
Cream - Treemudrock
Moon - Gogarth
Totalitarian - Raven Thirlmere
Mortlock's Arete - Chee Tor
Vulture - Treemudrock
Resurrection - Cromlech
Nexus - Mot
Plague of Blazes - Glen Nevis
Syringe - Gogarth Main Cliff
Bloody Sunday - The Leap

Latest Climbs
Yo Yo E1 5b
Substitute E1 5b
The Fulcrum VS 4c
Central Buttress E1 5b
Hearth Direct E1 5b
Guinness E1 5b
Vindaloo E1 5b
Banzai Pipeline E1 5c
Supercharger E2 5c
Venture Capital E1 5b
Fat Cats E2 5c
Chics For Free HVS 5b
Wish You Were Here E2 5b
Staffin Classic E2 5b
Diagonal HVS 5a
... list all 2164 climbs

Ticklists BETA
The Road to Shibboleth 24%
Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice 31%
Hard Rock 61%
Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes 9%
Peak Rock/10/White Life 48%
Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck 12%
North Wales Rock Graded List 33%
Extreme Rock 27%
Tom Ripley's Top 5 E1 Climbs 100%
The Top 5 E2's in the UK? 40%
... list all 17 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Ring of Fire Right-Hand E3 6a
Minus One Direct E1 5b
Working Class Hero E1
The Monument E3 5c
Marathon E1 5b
Gunslinger E3 5c
Coronation Street E1 5b
The Groove E1 5a
Extol E2 5b
East Face Route (Original Route) E1 5b
... list all 1452 climbs