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marky

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Based up North in Penrith I have been climbing since my father first took me out to the Lakes when I was 12 and have enjoyed travelling and climbing all over Europe, America and Australia ever since. After serving my apprenticeship tradding in the Lakes with my father we spent many years climbing the classics in the Lakes, Wales, Scotland, Pembroke, The South West and the Verdon Gorge. In the eary 2000's I got hooked on sport climbing and got slightly obsessed with the Big 3 in Yorkshire - culminating in climbing the Yorkshire Triple Crown of 8a+'s. I have now rekindled my love affair with Lakes trad climbing but also love sunny bolt clipping trips to Spain, Kalymnos, et al.
When not climbing I love getting out on the bike or fell running around home and the Lakes.

Location
Penrith

Best Climbing Experience
Redpointing my first 8a Toadall Recall at Malham aged 40 opened my eyes as to what was possible and was responsible for starting my obsession with Yorkshire Lime! Topping out after a full day on Pichenibule in the Verdon Gorge with my dad totally dehydrated and heading straight to the bar in La Palud! The Groove at Malham and Supercool at Gordale in 2009 were memorable. Redpointing Urgent Action in 2011 to complete The Yorkshire Triple Crown was pretty special. A perfect weekend on Arrran in June 2018 climbing Sou'wester Slabs at the beautiful Cir Mhor was amazing .

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
What's the weather like in Yorkshire!

Recent Postings

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Logbooks Volunteer
Moderator for 1 crag, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Threshwaite Cove Crag

Interests Outside Climbing
Photography
Gardening
Road cycling
Trail running

About My Photography
Hundreds of slides from days gone by-must get a slide scanner!

Photo Gallery

Marky getting into The Groove 8a+

Marky getting into The Groove 8a+
© marky

Marky on Urgent Action

Marky on Urgent Action
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Marky on Defcon 3 7c+ Gordale Scar

Marky on Defcon 3 7c+ Gordale Scar
© marky

Marky getting into The Groove 8a+

Marky getting into The Groove 8a+
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Primera Linea 7c+ Bruixes Terradets

Primera Linea 7c+ Bruixes Terradets
© marky

Misty morning at Casa Muira Terradets Spain

Misty morning at Casa Muira Terradets Spain
© marky

End of another perfect day in kalymnos

End of another perfect day in kalymnos
© marky

Fiesta crux pitch

Fiesta crux pitch
© Marky

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Who knows-maybe!


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