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
Yorkshire Pudding 6b
El Ramallito 6c
Cantalobos 7b
Los Franceses 7b+
Cap i Cua (P2) 7c
Animaculos de la placa 7b
Cap I Cua (P1) 7a
Sendero sinuoso 7a+
Camino de Leche 7a+
Super furry animal 7a
Pim Pam Pons (L1) 7a+
Richer line 7a
Sendero luminoso L1 7a+
Pim Pam Pons (L2) 7c+
Camino de Leche 7a+
... list all 3973 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
Walking on the Moon 8a
Red Dragon 8a+
Terminal Trajectory 7b+
Moon Walker 7c
Lunar Tick 8a
Over The Moon 7b+
... list all 44 climbs