Mike Owen

Started climbing in 1974 in North Wales. First redpoints of sport routes in 1987. Moved out to the south of France in 1999. I prefer going to new areas and having new challenges. My weakness is I get easily bored trying the same route for too long.

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Best Climbing Experience
4 month trip to the US in 1993. Gogarth obsession in 1989 and 1990. Malham and Gordale summer 1990. Almscliffe bouldering with the lads. Right Wall 1979; Lord 1983; The Bells and Hollow Man 1990; Mortal Kombat 2005; Kalymnos trip, including Fun de Chichunne (8a on-sight 2013).

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Destination reports and reading about what's happening regarding new routes and repeats back in the UK.

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 19 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Peillon, La Turbie, Gorges du Loup, Castillon, Greolieres, Gorges du Blavet, Bielsa, La Baleine, St Leger, St Martin Vesubie, Le Palais ... plus 9 more

Interests Outside Climbing
Walking with my dog Scamp.

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Anything Else We Should Know
I am still hopelessly (and very happily) addicted to climbing!

Mike Owen, 4 kb

User Profile

registered 03/Mar/09
updated 05/Jan/14


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E7
Sport - 8a

Worked Grades
Sport - 8b

Main Sport/Activity
Sport Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock

Favourite Wall
The Climbing Hangar, Liverpool

I Climb...
Several times a week
In the UK, Europe & USA

Favourite Climbs
The Hollow Man
Mortal Kombat
A Bout Du Souffle
La Queue Du Diplodoccus
Terre Du Feu.
So many to choose from it's impossible to decide really....

Latest Climbs
La foire aux croutes 8a
La Salamandre 7b+
L'Hormonal L1 7b
Ocrement Beau 7b+
Dresseurs de Loulous 7a
Poupoune 7c+
On dine bien 6a+
Charlebois, les enfants trinquent 6b+
6c+ left of On dine bien 6c+
La Coupe est Pleine 6b+
Anant Crosses 7c
Bugs Bunny 7a
El Daltabaix 7b
Gaia 7c+
Nuri 6c
... list all 3812 climbs

Ticklists BETA
North Wales Rock Graded List 48%
Classics in Les Alpes Maritimes 98%
Top 25 UKC Wishlist Rock Climbs 68%
Littlejohn South West Climbs 16%
Extreme Rock 60%
Extreme Rock "Wall" Routes 73%
The High Tor Top Ten 90%
Pembroke Rockfax Top 50 58%
Very good routes in the UK 57%
Great Wall Climbs of the UK 53%
... list all 18 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Todo un clįsico (L2) 7c
Los Franceses 7b+
La boca de la voz 8a
El gran dinosaurio blanco (L2 righthand) 7b+
Hipotermia 7c
Nibelungalos 7c
Los Caminantes (L2) 7c+
Pim Pam Pons (L2) 7c+
Koral Combat 7c
Moon Safari 7c+
... list all 67 climbs

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