Middle-aged late starter. I love leading Mods and Diffs and the occasional VDiff, and seconding up to HS on a good day. I enjoy long days outdoors, mountains best of all. I make very good cake. I am married with two teenage children. Lizzie Cooke (on FB as Lizzie Coppin).
Best Climbing Experience
Tower Ridge, September 2015
Commando Ridge, July 2015
Coire an t'Sneachda, March 2015.
Crib Goch, September 2014.
Seconding Christmas Curry at Tremadog. Looked at pictures afterwards and thought, wow, did I do that?
Cneifion Arete, July 2014 - a glorious day seized at a difficult time.
Leading Snoozin' Suzie, June 2014
Plas-y-Brenin course, June 2014, did good things for my confidence.
My first visit to Stanage, 7/3/2014
Climbing with my daughter at Three Cliffs Bay, August 2013
Seconding Amphitheatre Buttress, Craig yr Ysfa, 25/5/13, in warm sunshine.
Seconding Grooved Arete on Tryfan East Face, 5/5/12.
My first outdoor lead at Little Tryfan (Chimney Crack), October 2011.
Seconding Snoozin' Susie, 2011.
Interests Outside Climbing
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Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years
Trad - VD
Rootin Toot VD
Cascade HS 4b
Crack and Slab VD
Farewell HS 4b
Cristel Wall VD
Ten Minute Arete VD
Little Steve's Mersey Tunnel Affair S 4a
The Con S 4b
Minute Waltz VD
Queen of the New Year 3
Whispering Gallery 3
Snoozin' Suzie VD
The Big 60 5a
Old Men Last Longer 5c
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Fairy Cave Quarry Top 20 10%
Every Climb at Windgather 28%
UK's best Diffs and V.diffs 27%
BMC Windgather beginners routes 75%
Welsh 3,000ers 33%
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Outside Edge Route VD
Mariette Route VD
Knight's Climb D
Alison Rib D
Symphony Crack D
The Dubhs Ridge M
Flying Buttress VD
Spiral Stairs D
Bosigran Ridge a.k.a Commando Ridge VD
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