Freelance climbing instructor living in Oxford for some unknown reason.
Headington, East Oxford
Best Climbing Experience
Left Wall in 2002, Resurrection in 2005, Right Wall in 2008 - all in glorious sunshine :-)
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Complaining about not getting enough climbing done.
Articles by Mark Stevenson
Interests Outside Climbing
Getting lost, running late, delicious food, good beer and avoiding anything that resembles a real job.
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I've voted for 14 photos, average vote 4.1.
(28% superb - 57% good - 14% average - 0% poor - 0% rubbish)
Anything Else We Should Know
Don't listen to any of my bright ideas - such as climbing every route in Hard Rock non-stop during the wettest Summer since records began. Also I'm probably the only climber to have been helicoptered off the Roaches after taking a leader fall of less than 4 feet.
Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years
Sport - 7b
Trad - E5
Winter - VI
Aid - A3
Sport - 7b+
Bouldering - f7A
Fairhead isn't bad!
Several times a week
All over the world
Anything at Fairhead!
Old Man of Hoy-Orkney
Right Wall-Dinas Cromlech
Fallout Corner-Coire an Lochain
Gervasutti Pillar-Mont Blanc du Tacul
And everything I've climbed on Gritstone except Saul's Crack.
Solar Event E1 5c
Sahara VS 4b
Jedi Groove HVS 4c
Age of Empires E1 5c
Live and Lety Die E3 6a
Die Another Day (direct finish) E4 6a
The Arete 7a+
Shin Gi Tai 6b+
Shin Gi Tai (2) 6b+
Wilkinson's Sword 7a
Slabby McSlabFace AKA Silver-tongued Cavalier (redux) 7a
Dive, Dive, Dive 7b
Crunchy Toad IX 7a+
Pen Trwyn Patrol E4 6a
The Pirates of Pen Trwyn 6c+
... list all 3352 climbs
North Wales Rock Graded List 20%
100 best limestone climbs in Britain 29%
Extreme Rock 8%
The Almscliff pre 1912 Challenge 100%
Classic Rock 35%
Laycock's List - the original 1913 gritstone graded list 9%
Top 50 Peak Cracks 68%
Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade 48%
Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+ 80%
Peak Rock/1/ The 1st Peak District Tigers. 35%
... list all 35 ticklists
Right Wall E5 6a
Central Grooves VII 7
Body Machine (with tree) 7c
... list all 5 climbs