Friendly, I hope so anyway. Lately I've been trying to work the minimum I can to support a lifestyle that allows me time to explore my limits, help others with theirs and generally to live a super privileged life. Less things, more time. 'Normal life' keeps trying to drag me back however!
I climb more than most but often very badly... it works for me.
Location Van dweller.
Best Climbing Experience Personally the very first one - being lowered into a glacier with ice axes and crampons in Canada ten years ago. No idea what I was doing, super nervous and certainly one of the highlights of my life. A Kokanee beer as we walked off topped the whole evening.
Often tho, the best part of day out is a friend succeeding on a project or onsight. People smiling at the crag is what it's all about.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic Don't get me started on people having a crap at the crag! Far from my favourite topic but having spent time picking up other people's used paper and sometimes their literal shit - I can sometimes get a little serious on the subject.
Interests Outside Climbing I road cycle a bit. Music is less important lately, gig-wise at least but when the knees are up for a wiggle - I'm a happy man.
Converted two vans in the last two years which has allowed me to potter about climbing at stunning places with amazing people.
Oh, and Goscanos is the best climber's bar in the world!
About My Photography Generally lazy with the odd lucky moment. Point and shoot baby.
Best Onsights Sport - 6b+ Trad - E1 Alpine - D+ Bouldering - f6B
Favourite Crag/Rock UNKNOWN
Favourite Wall Indoors sucks
I Climb... Several times a week In the UK & Europe
Favourite Climbs Soloing on Idwal Slabs - Albarracin - Siurana
Spent so much time climbing lately but picking a fave is impossible. Salbit Sudgrat? Maybe but in the valley below climbed a 6 pitch on a face called Ganschijen - 6b and so so good. A hidden gem.
Latest Climbs Opus 5a Aperitif 5c Looning the Tube E1 5a U.B.L HS 4b Better Late Than Never E1 5a Gardener's Pleasure HS 4b Owl's Arête VS 4b Nova HS 4b Bilberry Crack VS 5a Sunset S 4a Terrace Trog M Scratch VS 4c East Wall Girdle VS 4c Fresh Air 6a Hawk Eye 5c ... list all 89 climbs