Duncan Campbell - UKC
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.
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.
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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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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