I've been climbing on and off for more than forty years,never at a particularly high standard,I have climbed in Corsica,Malta ,Scotland and the Alps but mostly on Mendip limestone Avon, Cheddar etc.I am spending a lot more time climbing now than I ever thought I would in my sixties.I dont think I`ll ever stop enjoying exploring old Mendip Quarries. I am married with two children.I climb at about Severe to VS standard.
Best Climbing Experience
1986 Findlay`s Gulch in Glencoe, just seemed to sum up everything I`d ever read or heard about Scottish winter climbing including "Hot Aches" finishing in the dark and a warm welcome in the Claccaigh.2013 completing the first ascent of Cardigano! at Sandford Quarry(Somerset) with Warmauri,proper Mendip climbing,new route loose rock, bloody cold but brilliant!
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Self Belaying.Franco Cookson's Exploits.Mendip Esoterica.
Moderator for 15 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Bathampton Rocks, Callow Rocks, Ebbor Gorge,Somerset, Black Rock Quarry (Cheddar), Morillon, Nancy Camel's Hump., Gilson's Slab, Downhead Quarry., Mont Rond, Dulcote Quarry ... plus 5 more, Compton Hill Cliff, Great Elm Slab, Knightcott Rocks, Hell Fire Pass, The Golden Cap
Interests Outside Climbing
Kayaking, Diving, Caving.Skiing.my VW T4 van and Trigpointing.
About My Photography
"Must try harder".
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Anything Else We Should Know
Mostly Harmless. My Sister in Law lives in Chambesy,Geneva,very convenient.I hold a full driving licence and have transport.
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
A wet pile of choss on Mendip
Several times a week
In the UK & Europe
at Sandford Quarry. Consolation=cheddar
Jasper.Turn of the Screw.=Avon. Central Trinity Gully(winter).Commando Ridge
.Cardigano! Sandford Quarry.
Mendip for Moderates. 100%
The Esoterica of the Mystical Bristol and Mendips Challenge 27%
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Merman's Meander M
Central Route (Red Slab) S
Grand Arete 4a
First Anniversary M
Pemba Chimney VD
King Of Sandford Hill HVS 5a
The Original Route D
Symphony Crack D
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