I've been climbing for 46 years and started in Northumberland which I still rate as the best.Nowadays I prefer getting abroad for sun and sport routes but I still enjoy bouldering and any climbing when I can get to new venues. I'm a keen photographer and love snapping as well as climbing when on the rock.
Location Ashbourne Derbyshire
Best Climbing Experience Too many great ones to say really.Mountaineering wise climbing the Matterhorn donkeys years ago.Ticking lots of Hard and Extreme rock routes and the most memorable sports climb ever,Trella, before some idiot pulled the stal off!Climbing is three things to me ,where you are,what your doing and who you're with.Get all three right and that's the best.
Best Onsights Sport - 7a+ Winter - V Trad - E5 Bouldering - V5
Worked Grades Sport - 7b+
Main Sport/Activity Sport Rock Climbing
Favourite Crag/Rock Bowden Doors Sandstone (hard)
Favourite Wall The Climbing Unit Derby
I Climb... Several times a week In the UK, Europe & USA
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