Michael Hood

Known to the old (and I mean at least 25 years ago) Leicester crowd as "Pud".

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Location
Manchester

Recent Postings

It won't come off!! on 15-Oct-14
Ultra near Manchester on 15-Oct-14
Grade Inflation on 12-Oct-14
on peak rock on 06-Oct-14

List all my recent posts.

Interests Outside Climbing
Running; not as often or as fast as I used to. Orienteering; good fun when it's too cold to climb (going soft), but my other half thinks "dibbing" is really sad.

Click to list photo comments written by me. (3 comments)
I've voted for 3 photos, average vote 4.7.
(66% superb - 33% good - 0% average - 0% poor - 0% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
Not climbing as much as I used to but still aspire to get back to harder climbing especially as I now have to play "competitive Dad". Still need to lose that extra stone (and a half). Damn, it's gone up to needing to lose that extra two stones (and a half).

Wishlist is my "bogey routes" list - all those that I've failed on or need to climb in better style plus a few real "wishlist" climbs.

Logbook is only for E routes that I've led/soloed but i) only for the first time I've led/soloed them - i.e. not subsequent ascents, and ii) only if they were graded that at around the time I first led/soloed them (regardless of what they are graded now) - i.e. there are plenty I've done that are now graded E1 or more but aren't included. Can't be bothered to put on the other 3500 routes.

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User Profile

registered 01/May/03
updated 04/Jun/12

Age
53

Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E2

Worked Grades
Trad - E3

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Stanage - all the unpopular bits

Favourite Wall
Broughton Power

I Climb...
Most weekends
In the UK

Latest Climbs
Seranata E2 5c
Circus of Heaven E1 5c
Derek, The Flightless Hedgehog HVS 5a
Easter Rib E1 5b
Fiddler on the Roof E1 5c
Stainthorpe's Wall E1 5b
Stewker E1 5c
gollinglith E1 5b
North Route HVS 5b
Gundabad E1 5b
Smaug The Dragon E1 5c
The Baldest HVS 5a
The Heart Of The Sunrise E1 5c
Kelly's Direct E1 5b
Wombat E2 5b
... list all 105 climbs

Ticklists BETA
... not setup

Climbs Wishlist
Slab Climb S 4a
Undercut Double Crack HS 4b
Diagonal VS 4b
You've Addit 6a
Horrock's Route VS 4b
Manzoku E1 5b
Doctor's Saunter VS 4c
Terrace Wall VS 5a
Evensong E1 5a
Saul's Arete VS 4b
... list all 179 climbs