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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Location
Sheffield

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.

Syrett's Roof & The Big Greeny at Almscliff

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.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
How British trad climbing is hands-down the best climbing you will do on this planet.

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Fell-running, Travelling, Conservation, Being happy...

About My Photography
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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registered 19/Sep/07
updated 20/Oct/14

Age
24

Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E5
Sport - 7a+
Bouldering - V5

Worked Grades
Sport - 7b+
Bouldering - f7B

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
too many to even answer...

Favourite Wall
Indy

Best Magazine
Climb (UK)

I Climb...
Several times a week
All over the world

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Neil's Thorny Arete f5+
Burnt Heather f6B
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