andy farnell

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Almost totally a boulderer with the occasional bit of Sport. Trad is a distant dream that may become a future reality...


Best Climbing Experience
Redpointing Grooved Arete after the siege to end all siege's.
First 8a (Todall Recall at Malham)-achieved a big goal with that one.
First E1 (Cameo in Wilton)- dropped my small wires 20 ft up so virtually soloed the crux.. boy was I scared that day.
First ascent of 'The Midas Touch' (E6 6c), Angelzarke,
(Doing Catalepsy (V7***) at Pex, ground-up, no top-rope inspection, gardening as I went.
Lots of great problems in Yorkshire/ with too many fantastic people to remember everyones names.
Falling from the crux of Slip'n'slide and surviving (with only 5 months on crutches....)
Going for an unexpected swim in Pembroke (very long story)
Redpointing Raindogs (F8a, Malham) 15 years after first trying it.
First 8a+ after experiencing the mythical 'sticky damp'

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Lancs and Yorkshire climbing, Sport climbing, bouldering, Pex Hill, people who spout about grades with no point of reference.

Recent Postings

Top Ascents this week on 08-Jan-17

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Interests Outside Climbing
Music (of the metal variety), Liverpool FC and my sons Caleb and Ethan

About My Photography
It's off the cuff and mostly Sport Climbing

Photo Gallery
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Anything Else We Should Know
I've served my Trad time (and have the injuries to prove it).

All religions are a waste of time. Do something constuctive instead.

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