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.
Interests Outside Climbing
umm.... chilli, drinking too much wine, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell and Pink Floyd, and playing some guitar. Also secularism, reason, and rational thought.
About My Photography
Just try to capture the moment. If people like the result, then I'm flattered.
And if you take enough photos, a few of them are bound to turn out ok.
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Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Trad - E4
Trad - 5.10d
Winter - II/III
Trad Rock Climbing
Mother Carey's or The Leap.
Several times a year
In the UK
Probably those Pembroke classics - Stargate Zeppelin Deep Space Chimes Of Freedom Trevellan Pillar Bloody Sunday Wallbanger Deep Throat Heart of Darkness/New Morning Also - Left Wall Lubyanka Void The Grasper Vector Jabberwocky (Cwm Silyn) Coronation Street Kaiser Wall (Wintours) A Bigger Splash (Ogmore) Peryl (Avon) Ladder Of Desire (Avon) Moonraker Gargantua (Daddyhole) Scimitar (Dewerstone) Flashdance (Telegraph Hole) Bow/Suicide (Bosigran) Bishop's Rib (Chair Ladder) Behemoth (Gurnard's Head) Midnight Cowboy (Baggy) Matt Black (Lundy) Indy 500 (Lundy) Kipling Groove (Gimmer) Gogarth Right Uncoquerable Fernhill (Cratcliffe) Debauchery (High Tor) Sirplum (Cheedale) Manhatten (Cochiti Mesa) Malice In Bucket Land (Hueco Tanks) Sea of Holes (Hueco Tanks) La Demande (Verdon) Dingomaniaque (Verdon) Children of the Moon (Chamonix) Tower Ridge