antique_al

Former Development Manager for a National (Welsh) Charity, now semi-retired! Living with partner, Donna (non climber) and loony cat. One time caver and outdoor activity instructor and graduate of Ilkley College.

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Location
South Wales

Best Climbing Experience
The time I spent at Ilkley (1985-90)climbing (at modest grades only!) with some great mates and particularly Pete Livesey, who was one of my tutors.
Best lead route probably Scavenger (VS 4c)at Three Cliffs Bay,Gower, but that was 25 years ago!

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
'Ethics' or lack of them as I mostly see it!

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Interests Outside Climbing
Cycling, Walking, reading (mostly science fiction/fantasy), local history, antiques and collectables, gardening, motor racing, rugby, cookery. Can't understand how I had time for working really.


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Anything Else We Should Know
Started back climbing (2009) after a 15 year layoff,and major heart surgery. Blame Boulders climbing wall opening, and my younger former colleagues, enthusiasm for getting me started again.
My climbing partner Liz took a serious fall at Wintours Leap last Summer (2011)and suffered serious brain injury. Now, thankfully almost fully recovered thanks to Wiltshire Air Ambulance, and the rescue teams from Severn Area Rescue Association and Lydney Fire Service, plus the skills of medics and rehab specialists at Frenchay and Rookwood Hospitals. I'm eternally grateful to all of them.

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User Profile

registered 16/Jan/09
updated 25/Jun/12

Age
62

Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - VS

Main Sport/Activity
Hill Walking

Favourite Crag/Rock
Keeps Changing!
Limestone

Favourite Wall
Boulders, Cardiff

I Climb...
Several times a year
In the UK

Favourite Climbs
Scavenger
Three Cliffs Bay Gower
Little Chamonix
Shepherds Crag
Borrowdale
East Ridge
Great Tor Gower
Pine Tree
Taffs Well Quarry

Latest Climbs
Brittle Biscuit 4+
Under a blood red sky 5+
Central Crack M
Central Crack VD
Twin Crack Right D
S.S.R D
Simon's Crack S
Barlamb Abuse D
Shteep VD
Gambolling Groove M
Ledge Climb VD
Left Corner VD
Injector Chimney D
The Slab M
Slingshot VD
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