Iain Thow

Walking Guide in summer, mostly in NW Highlands,mainly for www.nwfrontiers.com
Outdoor shop staff in winter, in Castleton, Peak District www.safariquip.co.uk

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Derbyshire/NW Highlands

Best Climbing Experience
How to pick one? Centurion, Hammer, Integrity, Direct(Mot), Little Brown Jug,
a week on Lundy, 100 routes in a day on Stanage, Reiff & Scugdale, Cuillin Ridge, Matterhorn, Nadelgrat, Aletschhorn, Grivola, Cook, Tasman, winter in Morocco,
Winter Pyrenees, scrambling in the Tatra

Recent Postings

Mount Elbrus on 08-Dec-14
best peak guide? on 24-Nov-14

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Interests Outside Climbing
Reading (fairly varied), football (just watching these days), music (listening, gigs & playing guitar), wildlife

Photo Gallery
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Anything Else We Should Know
Suffering from the after effects of Lyme Disease since 2007
Wrote the SMC guide to scrambling in NW Scotland & Outer Hebrides, "Highland Scrambles North"

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User Profile

registered 02/Dec/08
updated 04/Dec/13


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E1
Winter - III

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock

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Climber (UK)

I Climb...
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
Impossible to pick. Anything off the list above
plus a load of gritstone goodies - Heaven Crack
Valkyrie (Roaches)
Mississippi Buttress Direct
all spring to mind.

Latest Climbs
Right Wall V0 5a
The Arete V0- 4c
Jamming Crack V0- 4c
Blind Flake V0- 4b
Left Wall V0 4c
Hand Crack V0 5a
Finger Jam Corner V0 5a
Eliminate Wall V0- 5a
The Wall V1 5c
Pennine Arete D
Cwmglas Bach Spur 2
Problem 3 f3
Problem 4 f3
Problem 11 f3
Problem 12 f3
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Ticklists BETA
Scrambles in the Dark Peak (summer) 100%
Chatsworth to Bamford 97%
Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton 98%
Stanage Starred VDiffs 100%
Snowdonia - long routes and classic climbs 96%
Top ridge scrambles of Britain 95%
Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey 69%
Stanage Diffs 97%
All trad climbs at Birchen Edge 75%
Alpine 4,000ers 26%
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