I like adventurous climbing anywhere wild and beautiful. I love sea cliffs, with the waves crashing below me and the salt and spray in the air. But there'll always be a place in my heart for a grotty quarry or urban shithole.
Location God's own country
Best Climbing Experience Vestpillaren on a beautiful sunny day with the calm blue sea behind us. Concrete Chimney in the evening light, the rock golden and glowing. Sunsets at Millstone. Graunching up Suicide Wall and getting pumped. Tense teetering up exfoliating culm choss and topping out into bluebell wood. Dusty South Stack adventures - Mousetrap, Red Wall, The Sind and Fantasia. Tufa jug hauling on Kalymnos followed by sun, sea and swimming. The total focus of a hard redpoint. The battle of an onsight at your limit. Pretty much all of it really!
Best Onsights Sport - 7b Trad - E3 Bouldering - V3
Worked Grades Sport - 7b+
Main Sport/Activity Sport Rock Climbing
Favourite Crag/Rock Gogarth Quartzite
Favourite Wall City Bloc
I Climb... Several times a week In the UK
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