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 have moved to Sheffield for the winter at least, though still pine for my beloved North Wales. Having worked in a supermarket for last 8 months, I am now part-time Assistant Editor at UKC.
I am really passionate about climbing despite being pretty average at it!
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Best Climbing Experience
Living at Mt Arapiles in early 2009. Really learnt my trad trade there, thanks to Dave for taking me under his wing. Tried and did some awesome routes...
Climbing Mousetrap as my second Gogarth route and early E2 was pretty amazing, never been so scared in my life!
The December 2010 Porth Ysgo hits were pretty special, beautiful days, awesome people, and some of my hardest sends to date!
Cragging in North Wales with all my Uni mates!
Anytime in Pembroke, especially down in the Leap, does it get any better?
Squamish, June 2011, with my good friend Heather (Florence the Machine); learnt to crack climb, didn't do anything super hard, but got 100 pitches done in just under a month with a fair bit of rain... saw a bear!!
Getting the big flatty on Capital Punishment and clipping the thread... then climbing the brilliant wall above!
Clipping the belay on Heading the Shot, overlooking Moel Eilio, Bangor and onto Anglesey, having just put in a big effort on the flash.
The final, steep, juggy romp at the top of Blue Peter, with a bomber wire below, and the route in the bag I was free to simply enjoy the situation.
Pabbay and Mingulay 2012, a great group of people, perfect weather, amazing climbing and just an absolutely brilliant place to be. Sugar Cane Country, Spit in Paradise, Voyage of Faith, Spring Squill, are just a few of the amazing routes I climbed out there.
All those whippers!
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Interests Outside Climbing
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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Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years
Trad - E4
Sport - 7a+
Bouldering - V5
Sport - 7b+
Bouldering - f7B
Trad Rock Climbing
too many to even answer...
Several times a week
All over the world
Prelude to Space HVS 4c
Wild Thing HVS 5c
Buy Buy f6C
The Unreachable Star E3 6a
Smoke ont' Water Start f6A+
Baron's Wall HVS 5b
Baron's Direct f6A
Dressed ArÍte f6A
Dressed ArÍte Right-Hand f4+
Chippy V2 6a
Talon Man f6B
Seams Simple Enough f6B
Syrett's Roof f6C+
Matterhorn Ridge RHS f4+
Morrell's Wall f6A
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