Getting into trad climbing, winter skills, hill walking, alpine climbing and to do it with a mind to learning it properly so one day I can instruct. Currently based on the West Coast of the South Island.
Qualified as ML: 07/12/2016
Location West Coast, New Zealand
Best Climbing Experience Finale Groove - abbed down, wandered over to the soaring corner line, gulped - then jumped on the lead. The protection was superb, the moves were secure and there was loads of places to rest. "Focus on performance, not the goal" every time I looked down at the void between my legs - and then had myself pulling over the final few blocks as the realization that I'd finished it slowly set in. Belaying in the sun with an endless vista of blue waves and golden rock, all the while being accosted by caterpillars was the perfect end to my first climb at Boulder Ruckle.
Best Onsights Trad - 5.10c Trad - E1 Sport - 5.11b Ice - WI-3+
Worked Grades Trad - 5.11a Bouldering - V4 Sport - 5.10c
Favourite Wall The Hive
I Climb... Several times a week All over the world
Latest Climbs The End of Motion 18 Eehaw 14 Max 16 Weka Watch 15 View to Sea 15 Hansel 16 Weka Watch 15 Street Hassle 14 Orange county 8 Black Chimney 11 4th Form Alley 10 Gretel 13 Weathermen 5.9 Back to the Garden 5.9 Happy Day 5.10a ... list all 757 climbs
Ticklists 2012 Squamish select top 100 20% Stanage; Diffs on the cliffs 40% Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide) 14% Eastern Grit Jamming 20% Top 23 UKC Climbed Climbs 78% Squamish's Top 100 Problems + Bonus 1% Ultimate E1 ticklist 1% The 100 Best UK VS routes? 12% Orange Spot Swanage 23% WideBoyz Crack School 6% ... list all 14 ticklists
Climbs Wishlist Apron Strings 5.10c Golden Labs 5.9 Manana 5.10b SM's Delight 5.10b A Pitchin' Time 5.10b Pipeline 5.10d Clandestine Affair 5.9 Elvis' Pharmacist 5.10c Bob Dylan 5.10b Gord's Block 5.10d ... list all 185 climbs