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Best Climbing Experience
Deep water soloing in Mallorca, doing my first outdoor sports routes in the sunshine in Portugal and being terrified on ice climbs in Rjukan. Getting spanked by 4a problems and 7 year olds in Font! Christmas day, climbing in the sunshine in Spain.

I like seeing new places and exploring. I'd rather climb easy routes and enjoy it than push my grades and spend a whole day terrified.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Asking stupid gear related questions or ones with apparently very obvious answers.

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About My Photography
It's a bit rubbish, I'm more into collecting back porn than getting great climbing shots.

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Anything Else We Should Know
I can second a good bit harder than I lead, most days! Although that really wouldn't be hard at the moment. I've not been doing much leading of late and as a result, I'm struggling a bit with the mental side of it and extreme cases of The Fear. Currently only really happy to lead up to S, although I'd like to improve that.

I'm happiest seconding HVS/E1 level as it doesn't stretch me too much and I can enjoy the climbing rather than spend all my time worried about falling off.

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