"If everyone thought the way I did - I would be a fool not to."......
On Tuesdays, I am Nevis the Cat.
I remember when all this was fields. I like nothing better than to sit back, put on a DVD of 80's climbing fashions and relax with a nice glass of Cillit Bang, lost in the purple fug of Troll Jesters and those pink We Went Climbing T shirts.
In fact, a couple of days ago I found a rip in the space time continuum and using this wormhole in space I regularly nip to and from 7th century East Anglia, 1930's Berlin and a week last Tuesday. I do all this whilst accompanied by a tapir called Colin and pangolin named Barry.
I am a good friend of Stilton Cheesewright, inventor of the left handed mallion and Hoxton Singlespeed, formerly of HMP Pentonville and now the Bishop of Worcester, who invented the grade E0.
Best Climbing Experience I hope it is yet to come but it ranges from epics like the mental storm that caught us on the North East Buttress, to long lazy summer evenings up at Rylstone, cold, sharp gritstone days up on Higgar Tor to hunkering down for 3 days sleeping out a storm while solo on Chopiqualci.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic Mostly esoteric Alpine routes in places nobody has ever heard of or just long chats in pubs about the rich history of climbing. It is much more fun to waffle on about the importance of climbers like Robin Smith, Colin Kirkus, Bill Tilman and Pete Livesey than whether Much Fumbling on the Wolds gets 8c or 9a.
Interests Outside Climbing Mostly fettling with old cars, including my venerable old Alfa, some other aging metal and getting progressively slower, dropped and chewing my stem on an assortment of bicycles.
After several years racing bicycles, I have given up, due to the incurable medical condition that is being a fat weak punter.
About My Photography Point, shoot, chuck out most of it, keep the good stuff. Mind you, most of it is shite.
Favourite Crag/Rock Trollers Ghyll - old skool bolts Grit (quarried)
Favourite Wall Dicky Dunns
I Climb... All over the world
Favourite Climbs All sorts. Lots of weird and esoteric gubbins
Don Juan at Tilberthwaite (boltless)
Bowfell Buttress - winter
Malice in Wonderland
Fairy Wall - solo
Downhill Racer - head pointed but what a route
Latest Climbs Stairway to Heaven E3 5c Orgasme WI-4 Caturgeas WI-3 Mini Caturgeas WI-2 Le Petit Blue WI-3 Pylon RH WI-4 Southwest Ridge (Normal Route) AD- ... list all 7 climbs