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Getting older, leaner and maybe even fitter.

Looking for occasional or regular climbing partners to get out in the Pyrenees / Lerida zone.

Our LivingBarn accomodation is now in the UKC classifieds - web - lb.izaut-rustica.com

Pyrenean foothills, SW France

Best Climbing Experience
Before leaving the UK in 2002, I favored cragging in N Wales pushing the grades on Dinas Gromlech; Cenotaph Corner, Left Wall and finally Memory Lane. Apart from which, a few other scattered E3s. I still miss that region but I'm finding local favorites here: the granite of Dent d'Orlu, Cavallers, and Neouvielle.

Best experiences are usually the most recent - keep your escapism current!

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Climbing harder; what's the point? there's always another grade above and the human condition is never to be satisfied. But yes, I'd like to onsight 7a more frequently :-)

Recent Postings

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Logbooks Volunteer
Moderator for 21 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Troubat, Os de Balaguer, Perles, Cavallers, Alos de Balaguer, Collegats (La Pobla de Segur), Tartareu, Santa Ana, Coll de Nargó, Abella de la Conca ... plus 11 more

Interests Outside Climbing
Running, bird-watching, timber-frame construction, trees, veg gardening.

About My Photography
Capturing some action aids reflection and builds inspiration, while fingers recover for the next debacle.

Trekking photos on Flickr: The HRP - Pyrenees and Zanskar


Photo Gallery
Click to view LeeWood's gallery. (153 photos)
Click to search for photos of climbers called LeeWood.

Click to list photo comments written by me. (72 comments)
I've voted for 286 photos, average vote 3.8.
(22% superb - 37% good - 35% average - 4% poor - 0% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
Interested in tufa training? Checkout my innovative home climbing wall which adds a new dimension to home training; the 'wufa wall' was inspired by tufa climbing. Pictures in my UKC gallery.

Author of HRP2002: Trekking the Pyrenees by the HRP: http://www.hrp-essential.com

We (with wife Karen) are acting wwoof hosts; wwoofers can climb in free time.

Further details & photos of multi-pitch climbs (Pyrenees/Leida) here:


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