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 5 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Gorges du Loup, La Baleine, St Leger, Le Palais, St Cezaire, Rumenes Chorreras

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!

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Mike Owen, 37 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
Merry Xmas 6c
The Stone Dog 6a+
Face Route 6b+
Devil Sticks 7a+
Wall of Attrition 6c+
The Pheonix 7b+
The Comedians 6a+
Cave Man 6b+
Yangshuo Hotel 7b
Starship Enterprise 6a+
First Contact 7c+
Close Encounters 6c+
Man or Astroman 7a+
Angry Bird 7b
Beautiful Day 6a
... list all 4003 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
Il Patrone Nero 8a
Sueur D'Hommes 8a+
Zero Chichon 7c
Debout les Morts 8a
Evil Lurks Behind Every Man's Heart 8a
Randi 8b
Trainspotting 8a
Atlas Shrieked 8a
Cous cous 8c
Dimensión diamante 8a+
... list all 36 climbs