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Jack of all styles, master of none, a lover of sketchy gear, long runouts and fighting grade inflation, one petty argument at a time.

I also avoid the world of "real" work by studying glaciers, how they melt and the microbes that live on them.

Mid/North Wales

Best Climbing Experience
Finishing off Diagonal in the dark after a 7.30 (pm) start in early May. At least we planned for it!

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
What to climb next?
Winter conditions and associated ethics.
Why route X is a grade lower than you think it is.

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Articles by ianstevens

Logbooks Volunteer
Moderator for 5 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Clogwyn Du'r Arddu (Cloggy), Rhoscolyn, Craig y Castell (Tremadog), The Gwynant Crack, Craig y Llam

Interests Outside Climbing
Running, cycling and cricket. Political chit chat in which I will judge your character completely based on your views on how our society should operate. Sorry about that.

About My Photography
I often leave at home/in the car/at the bottom*, resulting in bad, blurry phone pictures. However I always have a good time when I actually take my proper camera and put the legwork in, and have previously managed to get pictures of winter climbing into the Guardian's weather articles. I don't put alot of pictures on here as the small image sizes tends to ruin the quality of nice shots.

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Photo Gallery
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I've voted for 328 photos, average vote 4.0.
(48% superb - 23% good - 13% average - 11% poor - 2% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
If you're not sure whether I'm being sarcastic or an arsehole, it's probably the former.

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