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.


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

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Where are we going climbing next?

Recent Postings

Suunto Watches on 27-Nov-15
Very twisted rope on 14-Nov-15
Kalymnos in March on 13-Nov-15

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Logbooks Volunteer
Photo moderator, checking new photo submissions.
Moderator for 59 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Sierra de Toix, Aventador, Ghost Kitchen, Cave, Galatiani, Black Forest, Noufaro, Arhi, Sea Breeze, Summertime, Kastelli, North Cape, Symplegades , Monastery, Saint Photis, Palace, Auzat, Pianokrakken, La Couleuvre (La Clape ), Prophet Elias, Austrians, Dolphin Bay, Ponte Brolla, Vathy, Arginonta, Irox, Sikati Cave, Dodoni, Arcegno, Kastri, Skalia, Urdstabben, Telendos South Face, Julian, Pescatore, Styx, Snow White, Les Caunes (La Clape), Les 4 Miss (La Clape), St. George, Miltiadis, Arginonta Skyline, La Crouzade (La Clape), Les Crêtes de Vires (La Clape), Les Toulousains, Torbeccio, Gerakios, Elephant Slide, Palionisos Bay, Goddard's Quarry, Verghellu, Pic Rouge de Belcaire, Kamari, Perissa, Archarneis, Pillars of the Wind, Katafiki Gorge, Punta di Tichjonu (Ghjuncheta), Falaise de Quès

Interests Outside Climbing
Being in the hills

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

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