Ex-Typist. Ex-Compulsive attender of meetings. Holder of the holy grail that is known as the MIC -far more rigorous than the Guides carnet :-)
First route done was Route 1 on Burbage North, Spring 1966. Been climbing on and off ever since throughout the UK (even Lancashire - though I will regret that lapse for the rest of my life) and various obscure places abroad.
Just realised that I am 63 going on 64; so officially an extremely old git. Just have to rest on me laurels from now on (so updating logbook!)
Best Climbing Experience
The feel of the crystal under the middle finger of my left hand as I pulled into the crux move of Crazy Diamond with the whole crag to myself with an Autumn sun on my back and the mantra I can do this I can do this I can do this in my head.
Crawling over the top, completely pumped, on Wallbanger; just not my type of climb.
Keeping my head together on barmy Culm solos when the holds started to snap.
Finding the strangest gear on Solitude in Glencoe.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
How bolts are slowly destroying the universe by unbalancing the globe.
Anti-semitism and it's impact on the trad grading system of the UK.
Articles by Andy Say
Moderator for 56 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Marciaga, Robin Hood Rocks, Crosano, Pra Premier, L'Orto, Moosalm, Nassereith - Sparchet, Valample, Courbons, Lantana ... plus 46 more, Predore, Castro, San Siro, Piede dell'Elefante, Brochon Rive Gauche, Premia, Notre Dame du Pre / Rocher du Glaisy, Les Cabannes, Poingt Ravier, Cerdon, Falaise d'Hermillon, Masarach, Pallestre delle Guardie, Falesia Ronco, Rocher de Amoureux, Falaise Village de L'Esseillon, Oetz, Nassereith - Tieftal, Nassereith - Leite, La Cosina, Blazina Stena - Srbsko, La Roche Taillee, Falaise de Leschaux, Falaise de Beaufort - Frison-Roche, Massi di Gaggiolo, Tiske Skaly, Drevenik, Tomasovsky Vyhlad, Agnielles, Col de l'epine, Cirque du Verneau, Klettergarten Reiden, Great Castle Head, Falesia Family San Martino, Orgelfels, Satilleu (La Marche), Massi delle Traole, Gsperr, Klettergarten Franzensfeste - Hohe Festung, Locherboden, Trapezio, Burgstollknott, Aubais, Sainte Rosalie, Chateau Virant, Cabasse
Interests Outside Climbing
Ben and Tom - my sons and the loves of my life.
About My Photography
Point and shoot.
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I've voted for 187 photos, average vote 3.7.
(20% superb - 47% good - 16% average - 14% poor - 1% rubbish)
Anything Else We Should Know
What else is there to say! I grow a lot of my own vegetables?
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Trad - E4
Sport - 6b
Winter - VI
Ice - WI-3
Trad Rock Climbing
Where I'm going tomorrow
In the UK & Europe
All of them. The great the poor the famous the obscure. Apart from the ones in Lancashire (spits on floor) Quarries.
L'Escargot (Yellow 2) f2
Yellow 4 f2
Yellow 9 f2
L'Oublié (Yellow 13) f2
La JCB (Yellow 22) f2
La GB (Yellow 23) f2
Yellow 29 f2
Yellow 30 f2
Yellow 39 f2
La Pyramide (Yellow 40) f2
Yellow 41 f2
Rouquequette RH Buttress line 8 4a
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