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

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 4 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Dunkeld, Cave Crag, Kilt Rock, Staffin, Craig y Llyn, Shelf Road

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. (79 comments)
I've voted for 354 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 11/Jan/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
Unenforced Layoff 5
Another Green World 6a
Spirits Drifting 6a+
Grassy Knoll 6a
Dogmatic 6a+
Spent 6a
Mushroom Heads 5+
Becalmed 4+
Sombre Reptiles 5+
On the Up 5+
Mound over Matter 5+
The Magic Crack HVS 5a
Pete's Wall E2 5c
Double Overhang HVS 5a
Route 1 HVD
... list all 2097 climbs

Ticklists BETA
North Wales Rock Graded List 33%
Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes 9%
Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck 12%
Best slab climbs of the UK 20%
Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice 30%
Extreme Rock 26%
Gogarth Extreme Gems 22%
Great Scottish E2s 33%
Top Five Pass E4's 29%
Hard Rock 57%
... list all 11 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
The Stone Tree E2 5b
Lifeline VS 4c
Swastika E1 5c
The Gizzard HVS 5a
Razor Crack E1 5a
Tracheotomy E2 5c
Gillette Direct E2 5c
Glorfindel HVS 5a
Mithrandir HVS 5a
Aragorn E2 5c
... list all 1394 climbs

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