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

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

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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

Best Magazine
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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
Opus One VD
Shark Buttress 3
Chockstone Gully M
Flake Chimney VD 3c
Stoker's Wall Traverse VD 3c
It Is Now Direct VD 4b
Stoker's Wall Flake V0- 4a
Traverse 1 S 4a
Cioch Top Boulders A V0- 4b
Cioch Top Boulders C V0- 4b
Cioch Top Boulders E V0- 4a
Aside D 2
Pamela's Promenade VB 4a
Bab's Bumble VB 4a
Papgather arÍte V0-
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Ticklists BETA
Stanage Diffs 97%
All trad climbs at Birchen Edge 75%
Blodig's 4,000ers 30%
Alpine 4,000ers 26%
Favourite Snowdonia Scrambles 100%
Top ridge scrambles of Britain 93%
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500 53%
Britain's winter ridges 57%
100 More Classic British VS Climbs 30%
Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey 67%
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