I started climbing in the 70's, then after about 10 years did very little for many years as job and family took over. Got back in to it when my son took an interest.
It will always be primarily an outside activity for me, and about the locations it takes me to. I prefer long mountain routes over shorter crags. I do climb indoors too but it is just to keep my hand in, and hopefully to improve a bit but it is not primarily about the grades for me, its the enjoyment, the friends and the locations.
I have put in my log book the climbs I can remember, but there are many missing. I'll keep it up to date from now on though.
Location Nr Hay on Wye
Best Climbing Experience Too many to list, some great days in locations in Lake District, N Wales, Scotland, Canada, Norway and the Alps.
Doing Mont Blanc with my son was pretty good!
Best Onsights Trad - E1 Alpine - PD Indoor - 6b Sport - 6a
Worked Grades Bouldering - V2
I Climb... In the UK & Europe
Latest Climbs Garreg Lwyd 616m Garreg Las 635m Pen y Gadair Fawr 800m Carn Dearg 1,221m Carn Mor Dearg Arete I Gallt yr Ogof 763m Y Foel Goch 805m Emma's Temptation HVD 4c The Funnel D Emma's Dilemma S 4a Twin Cracks VD Route 1.5 S 4b Zelda HS 4b Lemming Way S Sandbagged VS 4c ... list all 435 climbs
Ticklists Welsh Mountains (2000ft+) 27% Hewitts 10% The Welsh 100 43% Wintours Leap easy multipitch 67% Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey 2% UK's best Diffs and V.diffs 17% Favourite Snowdonia Scrambles 67% Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton 18% A grand easy welsh day out 18% Snowdonia - long routes and classic climbs 35% ... list all 13 ticklists