Started climbing properly when I became a PGCE student after a few years in the real world. Met loads of fantastic people then and since - where are they now? Been to some incredible places, seen some fantastic sights, etc.
Best Climbing Experience
Too numerous to mention - belaying 2nds of my first E1 at wintours leap as dusk fell, sunset at Sennen, top roping Flying Buttress Direct as a flash (I KNOW!), same with Hairless Heart, leading Valkerie at Froggatt, having a lunch at the Chalet de Loria, Auguile Rouge, watching the total eclipse of the sun from the Auguile de Midi in 2000. Loads of stars and E points in a single weekend climbing as a 3 in Pembroke. Font, the orange cicuit at L'Elephant.
The two days doing supposedly easy mountain routes in north wales recently have been the amongst the best climbing days in my life. Tennis Shoe after driving up and Longlands/redwall etc; on Lliwedd the next. Been climbing a long time to get two consecutive days in N. Wales. Thank you Chris - and sorry for feeling a 3rd day would too much!
Interests Outside Climbing
Mountain walking, cycling, photography, ukulele and guitar.
About My Photography
Recent convert to digital, have some Ricoh with 28mm equivalent lens that have taken these pictures. One of which packed up in the minus 10 temps of winter in Scotland. Never mind, had to buy a newer one!
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Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Trad - E2
Sport - 6a
Bouldering - V3
Sport - 6a+
Indoor - 6b+
Trad Rock Climbing
In the UK & Europe
Commando Ridge (Bosigran)
Coronation Street (Cheddar)
King Kong (Wintours Leap)
Laughing Cavaliers (Shorn Cliff)
Square Chimney/Whiskey Crack (Almscliff)
Lots in Sardinia
Lots in France
for now at least
Orange Spot South Wales Sport 12%
The best 50 UK "Orange Spot" Sports Routes? 2%
Orange Spot Gower 26%
Mountain Rock (big mid grade summit routes on rock!) 10%
50 Best HS Routes in the UK. 24%
The Big Easys 7%
The Yat road to ruins HVS 46%
Preparation climbs for a Cuillin ridge traverse 8%
Orange Spot Lower Wye 45%
North Wales Scrambles - Garry Smith (New White Book) 2%
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Jubilee Climb HVS 5b
Wreckers' Slab VS 4b
... list all 2 climbs