Nick Smith - Climbers

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When I'm not out running, I run my own web design & photography business, Climbers.net, which provides web design for some of the best climbing sites around. I've done all the design & technical work on UKC/UKH since 1999.

I've had really bad finger injuries since 2005, so these days I'm lucky if I can climb some juggy VDiffs a few times a year :( I've been getting into mountaineering & ice climbing, as well as trail & ultra running, which has been quite a change from obsessing over a few metres of gritstone!

I've completed several great ultras during 2011, and the goal for 2012 is a Bob Graham Round attempt :)

Location
Sheffield, England.

Best Climbing Experience
So many to choose from! A trip to Wimberry on a hot summer's day, where we ticked our way through all the classic VS-E1 routes there, staggering back down in the dark, completely knackered. Leading The Rasp at Higgar Tor: steep and juggy. Mmmmm :) Belaying my best mate at Curbar as she onsighted her first ever E4. Out of my mind on adrenaline as I screamed my way up Fleur de Rhum (Fontainebleau) in the freezing cold. Soloing my first Winter grade I with blue skies, fresh snow and a deserted Peak District.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Why I climb grit in the Summer. Training. Injuries. Eating disorders. Oh, and does my bum look big in these shorts? ;-)

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Interests Outside Climbing
Trail running
Ultra running

About My Photography
You can browse higher quality versions of all my images on my climbing photography website http://Climbers.net/
All the photographs are available to buy as large-format prints, ready to hang on the wall.

Photo Gallery

Ruby about to latch the top holds on the atmospheric Gargoyle Flake

Ruby about to latch the top holds on the atmospheric Gargoyle Flake
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How small?! Adrian going for another tiny hold on Spartan Wall (F8b+), Kalymnos

How small?! Adrian going for another tiny hold on Spartan Wall (F8b+), Kalymnos
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Lone boulderer latching the top of Deliverance at a deserted Stanage Plantation, Boxing Day 2004

Lone boulderer latching the top of Deliverance at a deserted Stanage Plantation, Boxing Day 2004
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Max leading Sinecure (E1 5b),  Carreg-y-Barcud

Max leading Sinecure (E1 5b), Carreg-y-Barcud
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Arty fisheye lens shot of climber on Le Coeur

Arty fisheye lens shot of climber on Le Coeur
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Adrian Berry on the final moves of Rubicon (F7a) at the eponymous crag

Adrian Berry on the final moves of Rubicon (F7a) at the eponymous crag
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Mid-flight on St Peter (E1 5c) at Stoney Middleton

Mid-flight on St Peter (E1 5c) at Stoney Middleton
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Adrian making a desperate clip on his new route Spartan Wall (F8b+) on Kalymnos

Adrian making a desperate clip on his new route Spartan Wall (F8b+) on Kalymnos
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