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purple sue

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For a large portion of my life my obsession was skateboarding, until I wore out my knees, now it's climbing and wearing out my tendons. Now working as a Technology Technician in a school; this has nothing to do with IT, and a lot to do with fixing things and helping kids make stuff in wood/metal/plastic. Have a proliferation for all things purple - hence the user name. I'm interested in diversifying my climbing experiences more to include new destinations and climbing styles. Love trad and sport climbing equally and travelling.

Location
Weston Super Mare. N. Somerset

Best Climbing Experience
Topping out on a trad route (especially at the top of your grade) that you have lead perfectly and everything has come together.
Clipping the final quickdraws on your hardest redpoint project.

Best near epic: Arriving at the top of the Ruckle, in the dark, in winter, having prussiked out from the bottom after having to abort a route. My partner was still dripping sea water after an involuntary swim..

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
The next climbing trip.

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Articles by purple sue

Logbooks Volunteer
Moderator for 1 crag, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Knightstone Boulder Wall

Interests Outside Climbing
Board Sports:(skateboarding, snowboarding, kiteboarding). Running and Yoga as supplementary activities to climbing. Now finished my van conversion at last. Wahay!

About My Photography
Here's a sample of some of my climbing experiences. Hopefully I'll get to visit some much more diverse places in future...

Photo Gallery

Andy Hemsted- Desperate stakes at Avon!

Andy Hemsted- Desperate stakes at Avon!
© Pete Saunders

Pete Finklaire? - Twilight ascent of 'Needle Direct', Screda Point, VS 4b

Pete Finklaire? - Twilight ascent of 'Needle Direct', Screda Point, VS 4b
© purple sue

Whoa Maan! Hanging belay on 'Dreadnought' Berry Head

Whoa Maan! Hanging belay on 'Dreadnought' Berry Head
© purple sue

Outrageous Exposure on Skeleton Ridge

Outrageous Exposure on Skeleton Ridge
© purple sue

Purple sue on 'The Conger'

Purple sue on 'The Conger'
© Mark Glennie/purple sue

'No, it's OK, you can go and get the Ice Creams'!  ...A permanent fixture at Avon.

'No, it's OK, you can go and get the Ice Creams'! ...A permanent fixture at Avon.
© kafoozalem

Phil, on the final unprotected move on 'Black Slab', Burbage North.

Phil, on the final unprotected move on 'Black Slab', Burbage North.
© purple sue

Hoping there's a hold...'The Sentinel' E2 Burbage North.

Hoping there's a hold...'The Sentinel' E2 Burbage North.
© kafoozalem

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Chosen as the Featured Gallery on 18-Jun-10.
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Anything Else We Should Know
Climbing is a drug and I'm glad to be addicted....


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