Chris Craggs

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I started climbing in 1965, moved to Sheffield to climb, took up teaching to climb more, and recently retired to climb even more. I wrote on a regularly basis for Climber, and then produced a few guides to climbing abroad. Twelve years back (time flies) I worked with Alan James on Peak Grit East, Western Grit and Northern Limestone - that shook the establishment. The Costa Blanca guide was well received, and then Eastern Grit was the first of the rewrites - with each edition we set a new standard!
Earlier in 2008 Northern England came into being, and right behind that (only 8 weeks later) appeared the superb Lofoten guide - which manage to scoop First Prize the Banff guidebook competition - so we are doing something right! Early 2012 saw Peak District Limestone hit the shops, it is going like hot-cakes. A Costa Blanca rewrite and a new Ariege guide also came out in the same year as Peak Limestone.
Now it is time for the third iteration of Eastern Gritstone - currently looking massive and magnificent - this really will be a winner.

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Location
Sheffield

Best Climbing Experience
50 Grit 'Extremes" in a day.
Shibboleth
Great Wall (chalk free!)
Le Mafia
Pichnebuhl
Dream/Liberator
Dreadnaught
Deja Vu
Motorhead
Halfdome NW Face
Priest West Pillar - Lofoten
Mot Sola - Nissedal
1000 ticks on Stanage

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Moderator for 53 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Sierra de Toix, Aventador, The Ghost Kitchen, Cave, Galatiani, Black Forest, Noufaro, Arhi, Sea Breeze, Summertime ... plus 43 more

Interests Outside Climbing
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Being in the hills

About My Photography
Keen photographer, fanatical guidebook writer, still pretty keen on climbing too!

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