Started climbing with Southampton University Mountaineering Club in 2008 and have never looked back. Has definitely become an addiction and can't imagine what I used to do before I discovered the sport.
For me climbing is all about adventure, especially on sea cliffs and in the mountains. I prefer Trad and DWS, but love all climbing really.
Bit of a "ticker" and I love a good line. Sitting down with a guidebook and a pen looking at what routes there are to do next is one of life's little enjoyments.
Best Climbing Experience
Multi pitching in the Lakes and Snowdonia
Onsighting Goose Creature, still no idea how I did the crux.
DWS along the Dorset coastline.
The exposure of A Dream of White Horses
The view at the top of Tremadog after doing so many classics there.
Sport climbing weeks in Costa Blanca, El Chorro and Mallorca
Failing to cleanly climb all of Moonraker, means I have to go back.
Climbing Sacre Coeur just before my calves gave out.
A fortnight on and around the Isle of Skye. Highlights were a day on the Cioch and the Cuillin Ridge.
Moderator for 32 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Craig Llong, Ham Hill Quarry, Clogwyn y Grochan, Hound Tor, Far Hill Crag, Gaitscale Buttress, Gill Crag, Craig Braich Ty Du (Arm of the Black House), The Napes, Goats Crag ... plus 22 more, Craig Yr Ogof (Cwm Silyn), Aber-Mawr Area (Carreg-Golchfa, Morfa Slabs), Olta, Calvia, Sergeant Crag Slabs, El Polvorin, Hidden Quarry, Craig Yr Wrysgan, Square Bay, St Non's Pinnacle, Nantlle, Djupfjord, Poll Carn (Wolf Rock), Clovelly, Chacraraju Glacier, Gemiler Island, Cornish Zawn, Kebnekaise, Son Servera, Coastguard Edge, Penrhyn Halen, Maiden Castle
Interests Outside Climbing
About My Photography
Mostly point and shoot. Have a GoPro which I use a bit, but know its not some peoples cup of tea.
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I've voted for 23 photos, average vote 4.7.
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Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years
Trad - E3
Sport - 6b+
Bouldering - V4
Alpine - PD
St Davids, Baggy Point, Dinorwic
In the UK & Europe
Slug Club Special
Looning the Tube
The Laws Traverse
A Dream of White Horses
Well Done Poppet 5a
Eating Bush 5a
Princess Bolting 3+
Sunny Delight 3
The Lizard of Oz 6a+
Die Screaming with Sharp Things in your Head 5a
Death Star Canteen 5c
Crazy Old Hippies 4c
Dungecroft Delight 5a
The Alpha and The Omega 3+
Head in a Bush 3+
The Angel from my Nightmare 3
4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 4c
Rhys Gets Another Monkey Bite 5a
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North Wales 100 Classic Climbs 11%
West Country Climbs 15%
Classic Rock 40%
Climbs To Do On Lundy 10%
The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist 20%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 24%
Best slab climbs of the UK 20%
CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain 7%
50 Best HS Routes in the UK. 30%
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Comes the Dervish E3 5c
Ardverikie Wall HS 4b
Mickledore Grooves VS 4c
Moss Ghyll Grooves MVS 4c
Aphasia E2 5b
Botterill's Slab VS 4c
Agag's Groove VD
The Dubhs Ridge M
Integrity VS 4c
Cracked Actor E2 5b
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