I started climbing with the student club at UEA in Norwich in 2013 and since then have managed to get a fair bit done despite living in proper flat country. I quite like the idea of using this section to keep track of what I've done and the things I want to achieve each year, so here goes...
2017 has been my busiest (and best) climbing year so far: breaking that 7a barrier, finally getting to grips with trad, and travelling around a bit with the best climbing partner anyone could ask for. Highlights included Kalymnos for sport, Cornwall and Pembroke for trad, and Burbage for a magnificent solo day out. Lows have been the greasy crack on Sennen's Demo Route (cried), getting lost en route to the summit after topping out Agag's Groove (cried again) and men at various indoor walls giving me advice I never asked for (quietly seethed).
I've got a few goals for the coming year: get over my fear of falling, lead a couple of HVS routes, get more comfortable at 7a/7a+, find a harder sport route to project. A longer term goal: don't cry when mildly scared on trad - it isn't helpful.
Worked Grades Sport - 7a+ Bouldering - f7A Trad - E2
Favourite Crag/Rock Bowden Doors
I Climb... Most days In the UK
Favourite Climbs Armorican - Craig Caerfai
The Peapod - Curbar
High Pitched Scream - Weem
Western Front Direct - Navigation Quarry
Little Brown Jug - Bosigran
Shakin' Like a Leaf - Cheddar Gorge
Goose in Lucy - Foxhole
Castle Crack - Bowden Doors
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Ticklists ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500 26% Top 50 Peak Cracks 26% Rockfax Eastern Grit (2015) Top 50 41% Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide) 44% Rockfax South Wales Top 50 22% The 100 Best UK VS routes? 8% Stanage 3 Star HVS's - Eastern Grit 40% Classic Rock 12% Cheddar Road To 7a Ruins 7% ... list all 11 ticklists
Climbs Wishlist Hawk's Nest Crack VS 4c Chequers Buttress HVS 5a Herford's Girdle Traverse VS 4b Sneaking Sally Through The Alley VS 4c Narrow Buttress VS 4c Wall End Slab VS 5a Millsom's Minion E1 5b Lynx HS 4b Golden Yardstick VS 5a Cataclysm HVS 5a ... list all 61 climbs