Been climbing for many years. Previously involved in instructing / outdoor education - still do some on a voluntary level. Love all aspects from walking and scrambling to rock, winter and alpine / himalayan epics. Favourite is linking UK rock routes together and longer alpine routes; rock and mixed.
Trad climbing all over England and Wales on a regular basis. Sport in New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Italy. At least one trip per year winter climbing in Scotland / Wales or Lakes. 30 plus summer alpine seasons in European Alps, 2 in New Zealand and trips to Iceland and Khumbu area of the Himalaya (4 peaks attempted, 3 climbed).
Ski mountaineering in New Zealand, downhill skiing in Europe most years. Especially enjoy off piste and deep powder.
Best Climbing Experience Racing up the Papillons Ridge late on a sunny afternoon with nobody else on the route at all! ( Long walk back to the valley though! )
Climbing Mt Ruapehu then skiing down ( quite quickly as it started to erupt )
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic Finding out about Alpine routes I want to do.
Best Onsights Trad - E2 Winter - IV Sport - 6b Alpine - TD+
Worked Grades Sport - 6c
Main Sport/Activity Mountaineering
Favourite Crag/Rock Grand Capucin Granite
Favourite Wall The Quay / Dartrock
Best Magazine Vertical
I Climb... Most weekends All over the world
Favourite Climbs Papillons Ridge
Pyramide de Tacul
Voie de Dalles
Long mountain days combining routes
Latest Climbs Goblin VS 4c Tools You Can Trust E1 5a Greator Corner VS 4c Agag's Direct S 4a Agag's Slab D Pinnacle Buttress Direct HS 4a Pinnacle Buttress VD Mucky Gully D Colonel's Arete VD Central Groove HS 4b Needle Arete VD Climbers' Club Ordinary VS 4b Portal S 4b Blanco HVS 5a Atlantis E1 5c ... list all 329 climbs
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Climbs Wishlist Charmoz-Grépon Traverse D+ 6b Cordier Pillar TD+ 6b ... list all 2 climbs