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John_Hat

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Argh!! Erm... Enterprise & Data Architect, Project Manager, Accountant, martial artist (Aikido), and Author.

Over the last few years my climbing has been limited as I've been somewhat plagued by injury, which has restricted what I can achieve. I've now had two shoulder operations and a knee operation and looking forward to getting back into it.
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Location
Sutton Coldfield

Best Climbing Experience
Leading my first E1 - "Motorcade" E1 5a at Froggatt

First E2 on-sight Solo - Admittedly a "best experience" in retrospect - was scared witless at the time. Crux was the top move, which I didn't realise when I left the ground... did it though, topped out, then got a severe case of the shakes..

First time I did 100-in-a-day, 115 routes, 6/Aug/2011. Then 151-in-a-day, 13/Aug/2011. Both the 115 and the 151 at Birchen/Stanage. First time I did 200-in-a-day, 210 routes, 29/6/2013. Windgather-Bamford-Burbage-Birchen-Stanage.

A clean on-sight lead of Chalkstorm, **bounce**.

Climbing in Yosemite Valley. A lot of the climbing in Spain.

Recent Postings

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Interests Outside Climbing
Quite a bit. I'm currently writing my third book, learning wood carving, a bit of hobby welding, also attempting to re-learn how to play piano and violin after a twenty year break - hard work, but progressing....

I do a fair bit of running, generally one long run at 15-20k and a couple of 5ks a week, just really to get some aerobic exercise in now 50 years old is approaching!

Photo Gallery

Sunset - every evening the mist rolled inland to the mountains

Sunset - every evening the mist rolled inland to the mountains
© John_Hat

Emily on Glacier Point Apron

Emily on Glacier Point Apron
© John_Hat

A hot day in Spain

A hot day in Spain
© John_Hat

Martin soloing a random E1

Martin soloing a random E1
© John_Hat

Warming up at Caley

Warming up at Caley
© John_Hat

Mr Hat at top of Manure Pile Buttress

Mr Hat at top of Manure Pile Buttress
© John_Hat

The tricky/amusing bit of Piggot's Stride

The tricky/amusing bit of Piggot's Stride
© John_Hat

Lowering Off

Lowering Off
© John_Hat

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Anything Else We Should Know
Ignore the grades to the right, I am merely a reasonably solid VS leader who very, very occasionally has a good day. I also climb about six grades higher on slabs than on anything vertical.


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