Now an ex climber who's on this site to check out pics of routes I've done, and those which I didn't get around to doing.
Started to climb in the late 70's, and by the mid 80's managed to lead E3 and a few easier ( but on-sight) E4's.
Spent most of my life in Cardiff, so climbed over South Wales/Pembroke/Wye Valley/Avon and the fabulous sea-cliffs of Devon and Cornwall, and a lot in Snowdonia too.
Done the usual Euro crag-drag, and spent most of the 90's searching out hidden crags in Spain before the guidebook writers popularised them. Did some stuff in the Alps and Dolomites, a few trips to the States - Tuolumne, King's Canyon, Joshua, Red Rocks, Hueco Tanks and some nice crags in New Mexico. Also new-routing in the southern Norwegian fiords in 1986, but we left everything unrecorded.
Had all that time neglected Scotland, so having got a bit stale in my home ground, we moved off to Moray for a complete change of scenery. Got to know the Highlands quite well, but in 2016 decided it was best to head back south, this time to Pembrokeshire, where we've recently taken up sea kayaking, and gazing up at all those great routes which we did so long ago.
A note on my gallery. Some of the pics are of me in my glory days leading routes which I couldn't dream of getting up now - credit must go to Lin for these shots.
Best Climbing Experience Has to be Tuolomne Meadows - Regular Route on Fairview Dome, great climbing with an exposed walk-off, North Ridge of Mt. Conness, and of course Cathedral Peak - all fantastic pre-alpine climbs in exceptional surroundings. Also the trad climbs on The Costa Blanca - El Parajon in the Mascarat Gorge, Diedre Magicos, UBSA, and a long route on El Ponoch with a Catalan pal. At home, Moonraker - what a fantastic route, and Yellow Edge and Amanita on the Exploding Galaxy Wall at Avon, and a great day in Huntsman's leap sharing leads with Bob Brewer on Quiet Waters, Mythical Monster and Bloody Sunday. Must mention Lundy too - a unique and fantastic place to climb.