Just moved back to Leeds after 4 years in the rock wilderness that is Birmingham.
can second to about VS but not really into leading atm.
Love to give new stuff a ago, tried alpine, winter, sea cliffs, multi-pitch,grit.
Hope to perfect the multipitch/alpine/winter this year and be able to lead some really nice classics sometime soon.
Started climbing again now and seconded VS.
Looking to get into bouldering/Off road running too and get nice and strong/fit ready for the winter
Best Climbing Experience
I nearly always say the last climb was the best, just as I'm finishing it, but here are my fave moments so far...
I particularly enjoyed Christmas Curry at Tremadog, a beautiful day and stunning views.
A really nice day at Porth Clais in Pembroke too, sun shining and a few nice climbs too
Doing Hargreaves Original as my first climb after injury was pretty special too, really nice moves, nice setting and just hard enough to be pretty challenging
This years Scotland was prety good too, had a moment of epiphany leading Jacobs Ladder and feeling comfortably run out and enjoying the climbing, after getting the brown trousers on Y-Couloir few days earlier.
But best of all has to be Conville.It was amazing, felt like a lifetime of dreaming had finally come true, stood on a glacier, under Les Drus and witnessing the Bonatti Pillar crashing down.
Now got some more winter experience, so fingers crossed get some more alpine stuff done next summer, possibly even some alpine rock too.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Grades and the best gear mainly.
Grades cos i'm fighting a constant battle to improve my grade, although people say it isn't about what grade you climb, I find it a personal thing,I want to be able to see improvements in my climbing.
Gear is a sad nerd thing really, I like shiny bits and the latest technnology. It's called being male.
Interests Outside Climbing
Hiking and music (Punk rock and metal) are my main non-climbing interests, enjoy the gym too.Just being reasonably active too
About My Photography
Not very good at taking pics, just nice to have something to remind me of the great times I've had over the weekend as I struggle with yet more uni stuff!
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I've voted for 2 photos, average vote 4.0.
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Anything Else We Should Know
Probably best that you don't :-)
But I'm a LAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYDEEEEEEE don't you know!
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Been Climbing For
1 to 3 years
Trad - S
Indoor - 6a
Winter - II/III
Trad - VS
Indoor - 6a
Bouldering - V0
Scrambling - 2
Trad Rock Climbing
Bear Rock or Creation
Several times a week
In the UK
Red Slab-Porth Clais
Jacob's Ladder-Corrie an Snechda
South Cwm South Col (winter) F
Tango Crack VD
Hargreaves' Original Route VS 4c
Fluted Columns S 4a
Low Man Easy Way D
Yo-Ho Crack VD
Fo'c'sle Crack S 4b
Trafalgar Crack VD 4a
Trafalgar Wall S 4b
Reef Knot S 4b
Pinnacle Buttress VD
Mambo Slab VD
Colonel's Arete VD
Aladdin's Couloir I
... list all 33 climbs
... not setup
Josephine HS 4b
Needle Ridge VD
Tophet Wall HS 4a
Amphitheatre Buttress VD
Sunset Slab HVS 4b
Crack and Corner HS 4c
Black Hawk Hell Crack S 4a
Crack and Wall HS 4b
Central Crack HS 4b
Fluted Crack S 4b
... list all 21 climbs