Don't get out as much as I like living far away fromt he Crags in the Surrey flatlands. Have no ambition to push the grades but enjoy climbing at a moderate level bimbling about on Vdiffs and Severes plus dragging friends up their first routes (and getting some of them hooked too)
Best Climbing Experience
Just getting out and doing something.....too many to remember.
Taking a beginner out on the friendly Windgather Rocks. Topping out of the Vent in Coire an Lochan into a perfect afternoon sun.
Roadside WI4 ice climbing in Rjukan
Family picknicks at Stone farm with noone else about on a beautiful summers afternoon.
Long days on Idwal slabs
The opportunistic rare event of there and back in a day winter climbing on YGarn, Snowdon or Hellvellyn...the list goes on.
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Interests Outside Climbing
Getting out of the house with the kids and the dog. The odd beer....much less now the family has arrived than the mad student days !!
....oh and skiing which I get to do even less than climbing !!
Triathlon, photography, cooking.
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Anything Else We Should Know
overweight and underpaid !!
working on being able to do at least one pull up !!
Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years
Trad - HS
Winter - III
Ice - WI-5
Alpine - AD
Trad - HVS
Several times a year
In the UK & Europe
Hidden Chimney (Mess of Pottage
Portfolio (Windgather Rocks)
Mississipi Crack (Windgather)
Lazarus Idwal Slabas
Arete des Cosmiques AD
Gran Paradiso 5c
Northeast Ridge PD
Mont Blanc du Tacul North Face PD
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