Climbing is my life. Sport, trad, soloing, single and multipitch. Always single day routes and always looking for the next great line and the next grade.
Trad experience includes time in Yosemite, Dolomites, Alps, Anti-Atlas, Arapiles, Oz Grampians, Tasmania, Scotland and Wales.
Sport experience in loads of European places and at Mt Arapiles.
Tried Scottish winter climbing but wasn't enough of a massochist to enjoy it.
Can't get psyched for bouldering.
in my van
Best Climbing Experience
Many when I was younger. I had many family holidays to mountaineer (not hard technical climbing) in Austria when I was in primary and secondary school.
Mountain guides taking pictures of my 5 year old sister as she climbed onto the top of the Piz Buin (3312m) was pretty cool!
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Anything that gets people taking up arms and villifying each other!!
Interests Outside Climbing
[cough] online gaming [cough]
Being outdoors, whether its walking, climbing or just getting some air keeps me going.
I have done a lot of skiing and mountain biking in the past but don't really do much of either atm due to climbing addiction.
About My Photography
My aspiration is limited by ability :P
Click to list photo comments written by me. (6 comments)
I've voted for 13 photos, average vote 4.1.
(38% superb - 30% good - 30% average - 0% poor - 0% rubbish)
Anything Else We Should Know
I bought a couple of WC zeros that were on special offer for less than half price and trust them so little I don't even take them on most of my leads (hows that for a waste of money :oS).
Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years
Trad - E5
Winter - III
Indoor - 7a
Sport - 7a+
Indoor - 7b
Sport - 8a
Trad - E5
Trad Rock Climbing
All over the world
The Long Reach - Etive Slabs
Spantastic - Skye
Grey Panther - Kilt Rock - Skye
Superslide - Royal Arches area - Yosemite
Minus one direct - Ben Nevis
Mothers Pride - Suide borache - Skye
Steger - Winkler Tower - Valojet Towers
Steger - Rosengartenspitze
Super Ego variation E2 5c
Mortal Panic E5 6a
Revenge of an Angry Cosmos E3 6a
Veritas Splendour via Pure Splendour Start E1 5b
Fertility Left HS 4b
Bengal Lancer E2 5b
Tree Route E1 5b
Hairy Mary VS 4b
The Fringe E1 5b
Pick Pocket HVS 5a
Alter Ego E1 5b
Fertility Right S
Noble Savage E5 6b
Tonight at Noon E6 6b
Stiff Upper Lip E4 6a
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Burning Desire E5 6b
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