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Best Climbing Experience
Topping out twice on Glyder Fawr in one day with Ed - firstly by soloing the Ordinary Route / Cniefon Arete combo before lunch in the rain, then by doing Tennis Shoe Direct / Javelin Blade / Grey Arete in the afternoon when the sun came out
Soloing on sight Saliva, Queersville, Leaning Buttress Direct, Hell Crack, Step Ladder Crack and the Direct, Louisina Rib, Via Media, Heather Wall and Manchester Buttress one silly competitive afternoon with Andy
Wobbling up the short steep side of the Inn Pinn with Woody with big boots, slings, a borrowed rope and a fair amount of inexperienced terror on the first proper trip to the mountains for both of us
Diedros Magicos with Will on our third attempt, having been turned back by snow on previous trips. My last big route with him, and what a belter it was too.
Magical Mystery Tour with about 20 friends the day after my wedding as my first (and so far only) DWS
Engineers' Slabs in the evening sunshine with Chris, still making it back to Wasdale Head for last orders
Endless evening dashes to the grit with Hugh, egging him on to solo HVSs after his missus has ordered him not to climb harder than Severe because it would be irresponsible now he has three kids
Leading the top pitch of Ichabod with water pouring down it after Mark had assured me it would be dry. The first pitch (his) was, but the top was soaking and quite a battle
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Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Trad - E4
Sport - 6b+
Chair Ladder and Scafell East
In the UK
Arete Direct (Simon's Seat)
Congo Corner Direct
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