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 Sonjannika 6a+ Heaven Can't Wait 7a Alcalali Eighteen 7a+ Rowland's Magical Mystery Tour 5a Corta y Dulce 6b Tudor Rose 6a+ Ulysses or Bust E5 6b Matterhorn Right f3+ Matterhorn Slab f3+ Central Groove Thing f5+ Matterhorn Left f5 Gentle Rib f4 The Rib f7B+ Pocket Wall f6B Standup Arête f6B ... list all 1982 climbs
Ticklists ROCKFAX Costa Blanca: Top 50 12% Costa Blanca in a Week Tick List 75% Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day 28% Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List 11% ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500 49% Ultimate E2 ticklist 9% Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List 18% Grit solos hvs -e3 32% ROCKFAX Kalymnos Top 50 x2 10% Top 23 UKC Climbed Climbs 83% ... list all 89 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