Best Climbing Experience
Frendo Spur in a single 9 hour push.
Managing not to die on the descent of the Aiguille Noire de Peuterey.
Every move of Sticil Face, soaking up the incredible Shelterstone atmosphere.
Getting buzzed by an Apache helicopter on the crux of Gargoyle Wall on a bluebird day on the Ben.
Agag's Groove in winter - an inspirational route that I couldn't quite believe I'd managed to do. Shame we epic'd on the descent. Getting back to my London apartment at 5:30 Monday morning, grabbing a shower and heading straight to work was one of the grimmer parts of my climbing career.
Watching the sun melt into the Atlantic from the top of Presten after having climbed the immaculate Himmelen Kan Vente, hands and toes burning from many, many metres of perfect granite.
Collapsing back at the tent for a cool beer after finally realising the long term ambition of enchaining all of the Ben Nevis ridges in winter in a day.
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Greater ranges craziness, alpinism, winter etc.
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Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years
Ice - WI-6
Trad - E3
Winter - VII
Alpine - ED1
Several times a week
All over the world
Agrippa E1 5a
Mental Lentils HVS 5b
Javelin HVS 5a
Leg Slip E1 5b
The Fang HVS 5a
Barbarian E1 5b
Dives/Better Things VS 4b
Cemetery Gates E1 5b
Old Holborn E1 5b
Lavaredo VS 5a
Great Feat/Mean Feat E1 5b
Atlantis/True Moments/Freebird E2 5b
The Hyll Drem Girdle HVS 5a
Zeus E2 5b
Spider Wall E1 5a
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Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice 7%
Extreme Alpine Rock 6%
ROCKFAX Chamonix: Top 50 24%
Batoux's 100 finest routes in the Mont Blanc massif 24%
Cold Climbs 16%
Ben Nevis Ridges 100%
Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif 14%
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Renaudie Direct (Central Spur) V
Signalkuppe (Centenary Route) ED1
Andreani-Nessi Route ED1
Via delle Guide V+
Helmet Boiler E5 5c
Knowing Her E2 5b
Breakaway XS 5b
Dibona Upper Wall IV+
Direktna Smer (Direct Route) V+
Original Route VS 5a
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