I started climbing at 24 just after TCA opened in Bristol and was instantly hooked. I'd already read the self-coached climber and watched Neil Gresham's master class DVD's before I'd ever gone climbing, so my technique improved quite quickly.
I like trying hard and hate failing so I went through the grades quite quickly until I started getting finger injuries (don't use the crimp grip unless you're desperate!), so nowadays I favour slower improvement and just enjoy being outside around like-minded people having fun. I'd say I like bouldering and routes (sport) fairly equally but I'd really like to do more trad and DWS in the summer.
I moved from Bristol to Sheffield in 2014 after a year road trip around Europe in a motorhome and am loving it here.
Best Climbing Experience
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Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Technique, Shoes, Injuries, Training.
Interests Outside Climbing
Snowboarding, travelling, learning new things.
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Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years
Sport - 6c+
Bouldering - f7B
Sport - 8a
Bouldering - f7C
Bouldering - V9
Several times a week
In the UK & Europe
House Burning Down
Onde de choc
The Wrist Business
THE classic old skool 8a's 20%
Cheddar Sevens 20%
Peak Bouldering - bold-star Eastern-Grit sub 7s 16%
Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+ 9%
Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+ 7%
Classic Hard Peak Limestone 6%
Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50 3%
Peak District Slabtastic 6%
Peak Sport 3 Star Routes 6c+-7c+ 4%
Peak Bouldering - Eastern Grit bold-star up-problems - 7A+Bs 19%
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A Day Called Zero 8a
Bursting the Wave 8a
The Hunter's Roof f8A
Rumble in the Jungle 8a+
The Golden Egg V10
Unendliche Geschichte Part 2 f8A
Lats, Babes and Bolts 7b+
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