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Best Climbing Experience

Getting back on rock (3 months after dislocating my ankle (fracturing my leg and foot in 3 places) in a fall) and climbing, being unbelievably scared but still managing to finish the route...it was only a diff and I peppered it with gear!!! Climbing and living on and exploring a glacier for 6 days in Arctic Norway and walking point every day, especially through the crevase fields. Cneifon arete on a beautiful day in May... My first outdoor route (little chamonix). The VD on ampitheatre Wall (Carneddau) and doing the last pitch in the dark. Dropping into the wrong gully coming off Tryfan, and ending up ab'ing out. Climbing at Wintours leep... Doing St Sunday crag (Pinnacle Ridge) on the mountain film festival weekend 08, beautiful route until the snow/sleet/hail driven by the wind decended as we topped out... I think my best experiences aren't necessarily because they were hard routes, but because the people I was with. I even class some of my major epics as best climbing experiences; I've learnt important things from each one and I seem to look back on them with some halarity. Recently...teaching my (non climbing) friends how to belay, rig top ropes, abseil and lead...loving it!

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Name Grade Style Partner(s) Notes Feedback Date Crag name
Stuic Buttress (Winter) I ** Solo gav 3 Jan, 2015 Lochnagar
Link Cove Gill (summer) Grade-3 *** - gav 2 Jan, 2014 Link Cove Becks
Concave Wall S 4a * 2nd dknibb 26 Aug, 2013 Denham Quarry
The Funny Farm HS 4b * Lead gav 26 Aug, 2013 Denham Quarry
Trinity Slabs VD ** AltLd dknibb 24 Aug, 2013 Wallowbarrow Crag
Via Delle Trincee/La Mesola VF4B *** - Ellie Aimes 23 Aug, 2011 La Mesola
Piz da Lech (VF) VF3B *** - Ellie Aimes 19 Aug, 2011 Vallon
'C' Ordinary Route (Summer) VD *** AltLd O/S Mark 16 Apr, 2011 Dow Crag
Donkey's Ears S 4a ** AltLd O/S Ellie Aimes 15 Apr, 2011 Shepherd’s Crag
Ant Highway VS 4b * AltLd Ellie Aimes 15 Apr, 2011 Shepherd’s Crag
Lazarus S 4a *** AltLd RP Matt 2 Oct, 2010 Idwal Slabs (aka Cwm Idwal)
The Ordinary Route D ** Lead O/S Matt 2 Oct, 2010 Idwal Slabs (aka Cwm Idwal)
Still Orange S 4a * 2nd Ellie Aimes 25 Sep, 2010 Burbage North
Green Crack VD * Lead O/S Ellie Aimes 25 Sep, 2010 Burbage North
Bilberry Crack VD * Lead O/S Ellie Aimes 25 Sep, 2010 Burbage North
Ash Tree Crack VD * Lead O/S Ellie Aimes 25 Sep, 2010 Burbage North
Savernake S 4a * 2nd Mark 5 Sep, 2010 Raven Crag (Langdale)
The Original Route S 4a *** AltLd Mark 5 Sep, 2010 Raven Crag (Langdale)
Oak Tree Wall S 4a ** 2nd Mark 4 Sep, 2010 Raven Crag (Langdale)
Hollybush Crack VD *** 2nd O/S Cam 16 May, 2010 Stanage Popular
Christmas Crack HS 4a *** 2nd O/S   16 May, 2010 Stanage Popular
Forked Gully Left-hand I * Lead gav 13 Feb, 2010 Bidean nam Bian - Stob Coire...
Boomerang Gully Left-hand Finish II * AltLd Gav, Mark 13 Feb, 2010 Bidean nam Bian - Stob Coire...
Sub-Cneifion Rib VD *** AltLd dnf Mark 10 Sep, 2009 Sub Cneifion Rib
Little Chamonix VD *** Lead O/S Ellie Aimes ? Jun, 2009 Shepherd’s Crag
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