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.

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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?

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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?


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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.

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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
Heather Wall VS 4c
Christmas Curry / Micah Eliminate HS 4a
One Step in the Clouds VS 4c
Fup 4+
Pineapple 5+
Duck 5+
Baba 4+
Coordina coordinator 4+
Camisasque 5
Fondo Sur 4+
La abuela y sus pelotas 4+
Lord of the Rings 4+
Curset 4
Dulfer S 4a
Porth-Clais Crack HS 4b
... list all 91 climbs

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