Enjoyed climbing for the last 20 odd years, moved to Sheffield 7 years ago to climb and drink more, work gets in the way but I always have a plan. Biggest ambition in climbing is not to have 1989 as my best climbing year. Ever the optimist "the best is yet to come"
Ambition update. Think I can now call 2010 my best year so far, plan 2011: Complete masters degree by July the 31st then get really strong. New ambition not to have 2010 as my best year!!
Best Climbing Experience Training and getting better, feeling light, Deep water soloing 7A all alone, going out at 6:30 finding the rock wet so having a cup of tea with a friend while watching the sun come up.
Best Onsights Trad - E4 Winter - V Sport - 7a Bouldering - f6B
Worked Grades Trad - E5 Winter - V Sport - 7b Bouldering - f7A
Main Sport/Activity Trad Rock Climbing
Favourite Crag/Rock Stanage Gritstone
Favourite Wall Climbing works
I Climb... Several times a week In the UK
Favourite Climbs The long reach: Glen Etive
Superdirect: Dinas Mot
Elergy: the Roaches
Giant farts: Barrel Zawn
Countdown: Two Tier
Must climb harder
Latest Climbs Superveloce 6c+ Spirit of Ecstasy 6b Stoked for the Send 6b+ Psyched for the Stoke 6b Superveloce 6c+ Giltar Slab Route S 4a Cupids Bow HVS 5a Tactician HVS 5a Front Line HVS 5a Army Dreamers HVS 5a Rock Idol E1 5a Seal VS 4c Cormorant Flake VS 4c The Curver VS 4b The Old Dragon E2 5b ... list all 1843 climbs
Ticklists Pembroke Rockfax Top 50 6% Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett 10% Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide) 47% ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500 55% Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+ 44% Stanage Routes BMC Graded List 37% Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs 27% Eastern Grit Jamming 57% Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List 21% John Allen (gritstone) megamix 11% ... list all 85 ticklists
Climbs Wishlist Vestpillaren Direct n6 Exo6 7a High Society 7a Can Boys 7a Redders 7a Puto paseo ecológico 7a Lliberpool 6b+ Spiderman 7a El Diamante 6a+ Espolón Central 4c ... list all 68 climbs