I'm a climber the way Rincewind is a Wizard - Not particularly bold, nor skillful, nor strong - but I love it. I try never to turn down an opportunity to climb - I'm not particularly grade-motivated although I like to push myself, just not on every climb. I'd rather do an easy classic in good company than a testpiece with someone who's only concern is the numbers.

Recently had my mobility severely attenuated by an arthritic hip. As a result I've allowed myself to get pretty unfit. Most of the climbing I do these days, I do on my own :( We'll see how that goes......

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Preston, Lancs

Best Climbing Experience
Prusiking back to the belay with multiple fractures - my Joe Simpson moment - has paid for itself time and time again in pub conversations:)

Tower Ridge with Avalanche Nick- his first ever Scottish route - 11 hours of climbing, but there were queues......

The Mortician, Borrowdale. A route I'd wanted for about ten years, and didn't think I could climb even as I was racking up below pitch 2 - you never know unless you try.......

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Cooking, Chess, Reading

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OK when I can remember to take a camera

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User Profile

registered 19/May/08
updated 09/Jan/14


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Winter - IV
Trad - HVS
Winter - III
Trad - HVS

Worked Grades
Trad - E1
Indoor - 6b

Main Sport/Activity
Hill Walking

Favourite Crag/Rock
The one I'm on

I Climb...
Once a month
In the UK

Favourite Climbs
Troutdale Pinnacle - Obituary Grooves
Borrowdale - Jean Genie - Assegai
Trowbarrow - Samarkand

Latest Climbs
Cherry Bomb VS 4c
Red Wall Direct E1 5b
Whitewater Rafting VS 4b
Kipling Groove HVS 5a
Josephine Super Direct VS 4b
The Mortician HVS 5a
Crooked Crack VS 4c
Remembrance Corner VS 4c
First Finale E1 5b
Mad Karoo HVS 5a
Terror Cotta HVS 5a
Sunset Slab HVS 4b
Sour Milk Groove HVS 5a
Tower Ridge IV 3
Hollow Earth HVS 5a
... list all 30 climbs

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