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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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 9 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, 2008 wall, winterbourne, 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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Monk, 2 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

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