Originally from Devon, I moved to North Wales to 'study' at Bangor University, upon graduating I couldn't bear to leave so I moved to Llanberis. After a 3 month trip to America, I moved to Sheffield, though still head back to North Wales regularly and wonder why I moved... Sheffield is great and the stern grades have done wonders for my climbing!
I am really passionate about climbing despite being pretty average at it!
Best Climbing Experience
A great many to choose from the last 7 years, but pretty much anytime I've gone out climbing with a good mate and done some brilliant climbing whilst having a good time.
My first climbing trip to Mt Arapiles as a fledgeling climber. I really owe a lot to Dave Morse, who took me under his wing and taught me a lot.
Squamish trip with Heather - brilliant fun and did a load of great routes.
My graduation trip to Pabbay & Mingulay was the best trip I've been on though; perfect weather, perfect climbing and a good team.
August 2014 UK road trip with Guy VG - climbed a lot of routes that have been on my hitlist for a while and headed to some of the finest crags the country has to offer. All finished off with an amazing party - does it get much better?
Stand out routes would have to be:
Right Wall, Rimsky Korsakov and Killerkranky in The Pass
The Axe, Shrike & Great Wall at Cloggy
Sugar Cane Country, Spring Squill & Voyage of Faith on Pabbay & Mingulay
Hallowe'en, The Promised Land & Wall of Prey at Fair Head
Falling off the top of Mortlock's Arete with a sausage burning pump having been too psyched to do a warm up one evening after work and ballooning around on Sirplum in Cheedale
Moonraker and Dreadnought at Berry Head
Aviation at Hay Tor's Low Man
Comes the Dervish in the Slate Quarries
Head Hunter, Ghost Ship, Deep Space & The Fascist and Me at Pembroke
Ordinary Route, Hanging Out At Glastonbury, Blue Peter and The Moon at Gogarth
Warpath at Rhoscolyn
Fay at Sharpnose
Great Wall at Craig y Forwyn
Deja Vu & Kafoozalem at Bosigran
The Cullinan on Lundy
DWSing Fathoms at Funky Ledge, Swanage - climbed by myself at the end of the day with a big sea below. Topped out with eyes on stalks.
The Big Greeny, White Wand and Psycho on the Grit
There are many more that I'm sure I've forgotten...
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Interests Outside Climbing
Fell-running, Travelling, Conservation
About My Photography
Very amateur, it tends to be just for my own personal memories, and even then I rarely get the camera out. Do like to try and take good scenic shots though, especially when they involve unusual light or vistas that only climbers get to see.
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I've voted for 365 photos, average vote 4.8.
(79% superb - 19% good - 1% average - 0% poor - 0% rubbish)
Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years
Trad - E5
Sport - 7b+
Bouldering - f7A+
Sport - 8a
Bouldering - f7B
Trad Rock Climbing
Several times a week
All over the world
It's a Kind of Magic 7a+
Resurrection E4 6a
Foil E3 6a
Bran Flake E2 5b
Penny (Katana) E4 6a
Out of the Blue E2 5b
Break On Through E4 6a
Crooked Mile E4 6a
Eroica E4 6a
Darkinbad the Brightdayler E5 6a
Boogie on Down 6c+
Join the Union, Jack 6b
Stars and Stripes 6c
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