Originally from Sweden; living and climbing in the UK for the last two decades or so. Finished my PhD in computer science one year late in '98. Now working as a corporate drone in Bristol to fund my climbing habit.
Location Bristol, UK
Best Climbing Experience So many to choose from! Pulling up on the summit of Stoer in blazing sunshine is up there. First lead on 'Right Angle' with a couple of playful seals watching me from the sea. Arriving at the top of Serenity Crack/Sons of Yesterday, totally spent after 9 rope lengths of crack. Finally sticking the finger lock on Goldenboy (V4) at the Buttermilks having the same day completed the Ironman Traverse. Finding jamming Zen on The File. Sending l'Angle Ben's at Isatis. Clipping the chains of Obsession at Malham upper tier - after a few days of effort that started feeling utterly impossible.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic Grade disagreements. Ethics, esp. top-roping, should it be allowed or not?
Anything Else We Should Know Like the writings of Michael Ondaatje, Arturo Perez-Reverte, Umberto Eco, Milan Kundera, and modern science fiction from the likes of Iain M. Banks, William Gibson, Peter F. Hamilton, and older stuff from Heinlein, Dick, Clarke and Herbert. Film buff who believes that life's all great questions are answered in the movies.
Best Onsights Trad - E2 Bouldering - V5 Sport - 6c+
Worked Grades Trad - E3 Sport - 7c Bouldering - V8
Main Sport/Activity Bouldering
Favourite Crag/Rock Stanage Gritstone
Favourite Wall Bloc Bristol
Best Magazine Alpinist (US)
I Climb... Several times a week In the UK & Europe
Favourite Climbs Obsession (7b+ Malham)
Right Angle (VS St Gurnard's Head)
Queersville (HVS Stanage)
The Arrow (E1 St Govan's)
Finale Groove (HVS Swanage)
Ordinary Route (VS Old Man of Stoer)
Embankment 3 (E1 Millstone)
The File (VS Higgar Tor)
Valkyrie (VS Roaches)
Latest Climbs Hanging Flakes (Javu P79) f6B Sharp Arête (Javu P11) f5+ The Sheep f7A Banana Finger f6A El Chocco 7c The Root of Inequity 7a+ Pearl Harbour 7a Crescent Arête f5+ Pebble Arête Left-hand f6A+ Not to be Taken Away f6C Retour aux Sources f7A Tentation f7A Duel dans la Lune f6C White 32 - Le Mur de la Fosse aux Ours f7A Red 47 - Outlandos d'Amour f6A ... list all 327 climbs
Ticklists Avon Gorge non-Extremes 10% Classic Portland 7as (2* +) 4% Cheddar Sevens 95% ... list all 3 ticklists