After a 7 year Southern exile, I've finally managed to move back to somewhere with rock!

I'm an all-rounder with a distinct leaning towards trad climbing.

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Best Climbing Experience
Any time you don't expect much from a day and it turns out superbly.
Soloing 40 routes in 3 hours on a sunny day at Birchens.
Snatching Left Twin on Aonach Mor before catching a flight home in the afternoon. A great day out.
Ice climbing Rjukan-style - yes, I've admitted to myself that I enjoy moving on ice, so want to climb ice all day rather than spend half of it slogging through snow to climb a route that may or may not be in condition when you get there.

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Personal experiences/epics, Gear and techniques

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 8 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Avon Gorge (Suspension Bridge Buttress), Avon Gorge (Sea Walls), Avon Gorge (New Quarry), Avon Gorge (Main Wall), Avon Gorge (Main Area), Avon Gorge (Amphitheatre), Newstones, Ring Road Boulder

Interests Outside Climbing
Hill walking and mountaineering. A bit of cycling. Anything active. Reading (the written word not the town). Music (listening to it, I lack the talent to play well.)

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I've voted for 418 photos, average vote 3.7.
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Monk, 27 kb

User Profile

registered 10/Nov/00
updated 24/May/13


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Bouldering - V6
Sport - 7a+
Trad - E3
Ice - WI4

Worked Grades
Bouldering - V8+
Sport - 6c+
Trad - VS
Indoor - 7c+

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock

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I Climb...
Most weekends
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
Long Tall Sally
Burbage North

Latest Climbs
Striptease VS 5a
Joe's ArÍte f6A
S & M f7A+
Praying Mantle HVS 5b
Ripple f6B
Gibby Haines f6B+
Leeds Crack D
Roof Direct f6C
The Staffordshire Flyer f6B
The Arete f6C
The Drowning Traverse V1 5b
Arete on Right V2 5b
Li'l Arete VB
S & M Left Hand f6C
Little Traverse f6A
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