Grumpy old man. Less grumpy, and mellowing as the years go by.

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Best Climbing Experience
Possibly at my local crag when as my 2nd topped out on the last route of the day my missus turned up with our kids, food, and some cold lager.
Climbing new routes, especially on the E coast of Caithness with Raymond and Rob.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
I enjoy firing drive-by posts.

Recent Postings

Torridon Gate on 16-Dec-14
Proper smilies🎅 on 15-Dec-14
#sydneyseige on 15-Dec-14

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Currently at number 28 in the Top 40 Posters.

UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 4 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Cambusbarron West Quarry (aka Fourth Quarry), Fontforth, Forss., Carron Glen - Kamikaze Squirrel Crag

Interests Outside Climbing
Family, flora and fauna, eating and drinking.

About My Photography
Point, attempt application of the 2/3's rule, shoot.

Photo Gallery
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I've voted for 2,954 photos, average vote 3.7.
(26% superb - 35% good - 19% average - 13% poor - 4% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
Aye OK, what do you want to know?

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User Profile

registered 21/Jun/03
updated 09/Nov/14


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Winter - I/II
Sport - 6a
Trad - E2
Bouldering - f6A

Worked Grades
Winter - II
Sport - 6b+
Trad - E3
Bouldering - f6B+

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Sandstone (hard)

Favourite Wall
Don't have one.

I Climb...
Several times a year
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
Le Bal des Oiseaux Fantomes
Shallow Chimney
Mule Train

Latest Climbs
Seventy Foot Wall HVS 5b
Razor Flake HVS 5a
Sun's Up f6A+ 6a/b
Sunday Sundae VB 5b
Wyno VB 5b
10-bob Swally VB 5a
Northern Light f6A 5c
Forss Fed f6A 5c
Girlpower f5+ 5c
Girlpower SS f6A 6a
A Donkeys Tail f3 4b
Airth To Mars (2-Handed) f6A
Airth To Mars f5+ 5b
Stuck in A Gerard Kelly Loop f6B 5c
Mother Airth f6A
... list all 73 climbs

Ticklists BETA
... not setup

Climbs Wishlist
Crypt Robber E2 5c
Nandralone E8 6c
Big Country Dreams E4 6a
... list all 3 climbs