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.
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.
Click to list photo comments written by me. (4 comments)
I've voted for 40 photos, average vote 4.4.
(62% superb - 25% good - 7% average - 2% poor - 2% rubbish)
Anything Else We Should Know
What do you want to know?
Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years
Sport - 6b+
Trad - E1
Alpine - D+
Bouldering - f6B
Several times a week
In the UK & Europe
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.
Looning the Tube E1 5a
U.B.L HS 4b
Better Late Than Never E1 5a
Gardener's Pleasure S
Owl's Arête HS 4c
Nova HS 4b
Bilberry Crack (Bamford) VS 5a
Terrace Trog M
Scratch VS 4c
East Wall Girdle VS 4c
Fresh Air 6a
Hawk Eye 5c
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Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans 4%
... list all 2 ticklists
Zero Kelvin f7B+
Kelvin's Corner HS 4b
Mann Down V4 6a
Mann Up V4 6b
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