Duncan Campbell

Originally from Devon, I moved to North Wales to 'study' at Bangor University, upon graduating I couldn't bear to leave so I moved to Llanberis. After a 3 month trip to America, I moved to Sheffield, though still head back to North Wales regularly and wonder why I moved... Sheffield is great and the stern grades have done wonders for my climbing!

I am really passionate about climbing despite being pretty average at it!

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Best Climbing Experience
A great many to choose from the last 6 years, but pretty much anytime I've gone out climbing with a good mate and done some brilliant climbing whilst having a good time.

Highlights are:

My first climbing trip to Mt Arapiles as a fledgeling climber. I really owe a lot to Dave Morse, who took me under his wing and taught me a lot.

Squamish trip with Heather - brilliant fun and did a load of great routes.

My graduation trip to Pabbay & Mingulay was the best trip I've been on though; perfect weather, perfect climbing and a good team.

August 2014 UK road trip with Guy VG - climbed a lot of routes that have been on my hitlist for a while and headed to some of the finest crags the country has to offer. All finished off with an amazing party - does it get much better?

Stand out routes would have to be:

The Axe, Shrike & Great Wall at Cloggy

Sugar Cane Country, Spring Squill & Voyage of Faith on Pabbay & Mingulay

Sirplum in Cheedale

Moonraker and Dreadnought at Berry Head

Comes the Dervish in the Slate Quarries

Head Hunter, Ghost Ship, Deep Space & The Fascist and Me at Pembroke

Hanging Out At Glastonbury, Blue Peter and The Moon at Gogarth

Fay at Sharpnose

DWSing Fathoms at Funky Ledge, Swanage - climbed by myself at the end of the day with a big sea below. Topped out with eyes on stalks.

The Big Greeny, White Wand and Phil's Wall on the Grit

There are many more that I'm sure I've forgotten...

Usually anytime I have been intimidated and got scared but pushed on, but also times when everything just clicked and it felt cruisey.

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How British trad climbing is hands-down the best climbing you will do on this planet.

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Very amateur, it tends to be just for my own personal memories, and even then I rarely get the camera out. Do like to try and take good scenic shots though, especially when they involve unusual light or vistas that only climbers get to see.

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