Back into climbing after quarter of a century away. Started in the 80s in my teens, gave it all up by the time I turned 20. Used to run a rope-access company. Now in a middle place in life, and enjoying that game of roulette with the aging/injury process. Peak, Cotswolds, N Wales.
Best Climbing Experience Grooved Arete in winter conditions with no winter gear; Mam Tor Gully after two weeks of rain; Font in summer '88; camping and climbing at the top of Glen Torridon in February.
And recently, Gogarth for the first time, although it frightened me to bits, and of course all the delights of the Burbage Valley.
Favourite Climbs The Spider
Heart of the Sun
and Salisbury Spire.
Latest Climbs Oh Man, I Gotta Have a Wildebeast E1 4c A Seagull Called my Name HS 4b Pleasant Surprise HS 4b Birthday Passage VS 4c Wazzock HS 4b Roof Route VS 4c David HVS 4c Fox House Flake VS 4b Knight's Move HVS 5a Brooks' Layback HS 4b Thrall's Thrutch S 4a Long Tall Sally E1 5b Lean Man's Climb VS 5a Birch Tree Wall VS 4c Lone Tree Groove VS 5a ... list all 373 climbs
Ticklists Top 23 UKC Climbed Climbs 48% Hard Rock 5% The 100 Best UK VS routes? 9% 'Soft' Peak HVSs. 21% Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List 6% ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500 19% Eastern Grit Jamming 38% Stanage 100 VD - VS 21% ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50 27% Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List 16% ... list all 12 ticklists
Climbs Wishlist Zippatrocity f7B+ Agrippa E1 5a Once Upon a Time f7C Goliath E4 6a ... list all 4 climbs