Rob Exile Ward

I've nearly always been self employed, usually with computers. I've tried to break away but ... it's what I know. Family commitments have usually curtailed serious climbing ambitions but I still get away, I'm still doing it.

Email User

Location
South Wales

Best Climbing Experience
Cemetery Gates at 17, with four pieces of gear. Every route I've ever done in the Alps. Backpacking with my kids. Trips to the Highlands, especially solo on a bike. Routes with my kids. The next climbing trip...

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Why climbing is only on-site trad, everthing else is something else; why formal instruction is usually counter-productive; and why aren't most students better climbers than we were?

Recent Postings

Ched Evans on 22-Oct-14
What Is Life? on 21-Oct-14
Invoice on 21-Oct-14
Over rated route? on 18-Oct-14
Cracks in houses on 17-Oct-14

List all my recent posts.

Interests Outside Climbing
Family; sailing in the Bristol Channel; skiing and (one day again) ski touring; Mountain biking; folk music (sad but true); politics. Work sometimes.

About My Photography
Was there ever a better camera than the Konica C35?, or better film than 100 ASA Kodachrome?

Photo Gallery
Click to view Rob Exile Ward's gallery. (64 photos)
Click to search for photos of climbers called Rob Exile Ward.

Click to list photo comments written by me. (59 comments)
I've voted for 20 photos, average vote 4.3.
(40% superb - 55% good - 0% average - 5% poor - 0% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
My first piece of gear was a hemp waist band and steel screwgate. I'm an unreconstructed Marxist who enjoys mixing it in the private sector.

Most people are not as clever as they think they are. This is particularly true of computer people.

no mugshot supplied!

User Profile

registered 07/Jul/03
updated 22/Aug/13

Age
59

Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E2
Winter - III
Ice - WI2

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Gogarth
Gritstone

Favourite Wall
Boulders

I Climb...
Once a month
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
Christmas Curry; La Lune
La rond etc (the Plan); Mont Blanc; anything on Stanage
Hetchell
Brimham...

Latest Climbs
Wall End climb VD
Heather Wall VS 4c
Christmas Curry / Micah Eliminate HS 4a
One Step in the Clouds VS 4c
Fup 4c
Pineapple 5c
Duck 5c
Baba 4c
Coordina coordinator 4c
Camisasque 5a
La abuela y sus pelotas 4c
Fondo Sur 4c
Lord of the Rings 4c
Curset 4a
Dulfer S 4a
... list all 92 climbs

Ticklists BETA
... not setup

Climbs Wishlist
... not setup