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 Flat Wall Traverse f6A+ Gasbag/Jetrunner Direct Start E2 5c Quien Sabe? VS 4c Nemmes Pas Harry E1 5b Curving Crack VS 4c The Louisiana Rib VS 4c Mississippi Variant HVS 5a Mississippi Variant Direct E1 5b Amazon Crack S 4a Ant's Crack S 4a Latecomer HS 4b Ant's Wall HS 4a Cold Turkey HVS 5a Robin Hood Zig-zag S 4a Hargreaves' Original VS 4c ... list all 1806 climbs
Ticklists ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500 54% Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs 27% Eastern Grit Jamming 57% Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List 21% Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+ 43% Stanage Routes BMC Graded List 36% Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide) 44% John Allen (gritstone) megamix 11% ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List 4% Pete's 150 Peak Extremes 36% ... list all 85 ticklists
Climbs Wishlist Recess Wall HVD Small Crack VD Right Wall Route HVD Physiology VD Black Hawk Traverse Right D Black Hawk Traverse Left VD Black Hawk Tower VD 4a Leaning Buttress Crack VD Hollybush Crack VD Flying Buttress HVD 4a ... list all 121 climbs