I'm a part-time consulting editor for UKClimbing.com, having been the full time Editor-in-Chief for several years previously.
My role sees me writing and commissioning some of the content on the site, editing and offering advice on some content and generally being involved in about half of the things you see popping up on UKClimbing.com.
As well as working for UKC, I'm a qualified Mountaineering Instructor and a Trainee Mountain Guide. You can book me for guiding and instruction/coaching through my personal website above.
I like all types of climbing, and enjoy trying out new things and new challenges. I also enjoy the places climbing takes me and I think that the people you can meet through climbing are what make it so special.
I've climbed all over the world, from bouldering to Himalayan climbing, and right now I guess my favourite styles are multi-pitch alpine sport climbing, and big adventurous mountain / alpine routes.
Best Climbing Experience
Overall some of my favourite experiences are: The North Ridge of the Piz Badile with my wife Emily, Rivière Pourpre in Morocco with Dave and Juha, climbing Western Gully in perfect conditions again with Juha, too many teenage gritstone epics to mention, climbing Magic Line in Bregalia with Aide many years ago, finally ticking Out of Africa in Madagascar with Fat Boy, a Scottish road trip with Ed, Climbing the North Face of the Eiger in Winter with Rob, a week of perfect Céuse sport climbing with Jude, making the first ascent of Spinal Crack in Wales with Steve and Ray, Onsighting Alien at Gogarth with Jim, climbing Fiesta at Riglos with Sarah - and many others. They're all brilliant in their own way!
Articles by Jack Geldard - Consulting Editor
Interests Outside Climbing
Brewing Beer, riding my bike, running (not too far), DIY, my dog Betty.
About My Photography
I like taking panoramic photos of mountains and cliffs. My favourite photos are those showing lines and atmosphere of routes, or the emotion of a climber.
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I've voted for 161 photos, average vote 4.6.
(76% superb - 11% good - 6% average - 4% poor - 0% rubbish)
Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years
Winter - VIII
Sport - 8a
Trad - E8
Alpine - ED5
Sport - 8c
Trad - E8
Bouldering - V11
All over the world
Lord of the Flies
Country Club Crack
North Face of the Eiger
Out of Africa
The Scenic Cruise
Vikings E4 6a
Warlord E4 6a
Oceanid E2 5b
Tudor Rose E2 5b
Le plantigrade magnésophage 5c
Fil à Plomb TD
Chèré Couloir D
Vent du Dragon TD
Skinhead Moonstomp E6 6b
Tonight at Noon E6 6b
The Gross Clinic E6 6a
Rust Never Sleeps E6 6a
Unleashing the Wild Physique E6 6b
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Extreme Rock 58%
100 or so good E6s - aye Caff 18%
10 Routes to Climb in Chamonix in Winter 60%
Rob Greenwood's Top 5 E5 Routes in the UK 40%
Top Five HVSs In The UK? 100%
Classic Peak Limestone Trad - VDiff to E2 7%
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