Just entered the world of real work as an Engineer near York. Massively miss the adventurous years I had at Uni and the year of travelling/climbing that followed. Aspire to retire before 2015 to have another go and be more adventurous.

Love the grit when I've been climbing on it a lot. Despise it when im out of practice.

Discovered the beauty and adventure a Scottish summer during 2013's months of glory. I hope we get another one.

Have had two climbing trips to the US and Canada and loved the scene over there. Seemed more relaxed and less stigmatism over ethics, just have fun.

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Best Climbing Experience
Mont Blanc for my dads 50th birthday present was pretty special first on top cloud inversion .
Canada/North West USA climbing road trip summer 2011
Pembroke straight after sport climbing in Mallorca for 10 days, total grade booster.
Red Rocks at Christmas 2012
Alps Ice in Feb 2013

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registered 25/Mar/09
updated 14/Jan/14


Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E2
Sport - 6c+
Winter - IV
Ice - WI3+

Worked Grades
Indoor - 7b
Bouldering - f6C

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Where the sun shines

I Climb...
Several times a week
In the UK, Europe & USA

Favourite Climbs
Troutdale Pinnacle black crag
Hurcules Stennis
Penny Lane
Squamish Smoke Bluffs.
High Tor

Latest Climbs
Gully 2 I
Seamstress VS 4c
Medicine Show HVS 5b
Looning the Tube E1 5a
One Step in the Clouds VS 4c
Leg Slip E1 5b
Walker's Wall HVS 5a
Arsenic Slab S 4a
Cat's Whiskers VS 4c
Christmas Curry / Micah Eliminate HS 4a
Merlin Direct HVS 5a
Love Handle f6A
Parallel Cracks - Right Crack Only HVS 4c
Cubic f6A+
Sunbeam f4
... list all 1269 climbs

Ticklists BETA
The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven 14%
Ultimate E2 ticklist 11%
Stanage 3 Star HVS's - Eastern Grit 87%
Hard Rock 18%
Classic safe Lake District E2/E3 20%
Classic Peak Limestone Trad - VDiff to E2 53%
... list all 6 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Crook-Penning F6a
Bow Wall E2 5b
Suicide Wall E1 5c
Unicorn E1 5a
Stingray E2 5c
Centre Stage HVS 5a
Octopuss Weed 6c
Regent Street E2 5c
Elegy E2 5c
The Right Unconquerable HVS 5a
... list all 13 climbs