Climbing irregularly indoors since 2005 but since the end of 2007 have climbed outdoors once or twice most weeks. Was leading regularly up to HS/easy-VS but took a nasty fall April 2009 and have missed most of the season. Back seconding up to VS but my lead-head seems to have deserted me for the time being.
2010 : Wrist seems to be back up to strength and started leading again, repeating previous climbs in the lower grades and working back up to Severe/HS, VS maybe some time off yet.
2010 : New baby arrives and no time for climbing :(
2011 : A good year, 220+ routes done, climbing bum for 4 months

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Best Climbing Experience
Just being out and with friends, completely losing track of time and climbing until the light is fading into darkness

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 7 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Meall nan Tarmachan (Cam Chreag), Meall nan Tarmachan (Creagan Lochan), Dob's Linn, Creag na Caillich, Beinn Heasgarnich, Ben Lawers - Creag an Fhithich, Currie Wa's

Interests Outside Climbing
Mountain biking

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User Profile

registered 07/Mar/08
updated 24/Dec/11

Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Trad - VS
Winter - II
Indoor - 6b
Sport - 6a

Worked Grades
Trad - VS
Winter - II
Indoor - 6b

Main Sport/Activity
Hill Walking

Favourite Crag/Rock

Favourite Wall

I Climb...
Several times a week
In the UK

Favourite Climbs
Auchinstarry - Walk on the wild side HVS 5a ***

Latest Climbs
Christmas Tree Arete (Direct Finish) VS 4c
Mo S 4a
Meeny VD
Flake Crack S 4b
Slab and Wall VS 4c
Christmas Tree Arete (Direct Finish) VS 4c
Mo S 4a
Eeny VD
Slab and Wall VS 4c
Ben Vrackie 841m
Fish Head Arete VD
Gunga Din S
Escalator VD
Benny's Black Streak 5c
Benny and The Banshee's 4a
... list all 530 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes 1%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 2%
Classic Rock 1%
... list all 3 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Phaff S
Magic Dragon HS
Punster's Crack S
The Escalator (Winter) II/III
Strife S 4a
The Plonka S
The Groove HS
Slinky Lizard HS 4b
Sweethope Crack HS 4b
Main Wall MS
... list all 51 climbs