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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Location
Leith

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

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 11 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Dunkeld, Cave Crag, Kilt Rock, Staffin, Esk Buttress (Dow Crag), Great End Crag, Shelf Road, Staffin Slips, An Sgurr, Dog Crag, Giur-bheinn (Islay), Lochan Dubh Crag, Camas Mor

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

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 355 photos, average vote 4.0.
(31% superb - 45% good - 18% average - 1% poor - 3% rubbish)

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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

Age
57

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
Cloggy
Diorites

Favourite Wall
Foundry

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
Supercharger E2 5c
Venture Capital E1 5b
Wish You Were Here E2 5b
Fat Cats E2 5c
Chics For Free HVS 5b
Staffin Classic E2 5b
Diagonal HVS 5a
Brant Direct HVS 5a
The Corner HVS 5b
Vember E1 5b
Shrike E2 5c
Spectre HVS 5a
Deuxieme MVS 4b
Premiere VS 5a
Junior's Jinx E1 5b
... list all 2135 climbs

Ticklists BETA
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%
The Top 5 E4's in the UK? 20%
Skye Rock 16%
Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes 9%
Best slab climbs of the UK 20%
... list all 16 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Millionaire Touch E4 6b
Silly Arete E3 5c
The Wall of Horrors E3 6a
New Dimensions E4 6a
West Buttress Eliminate E3 5c
Zeus E2 5b
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea E3 5c
Chimes of Freedom E2 5b
Metal Guru E4 6a
Hot Blast E3 5c
... list all 1435 climbs


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