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Oliver Hill

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Started climbing in 1964 at Uni at Avon Gorge for 3 years; Re-started in 1981 for 5 years based in Denver, learnt to climb; bouldered at Morrisons on Wednesday evenings and climbed for one full day most weekends, at Eldorado or on South Platte granite, plus occasional trips further away. Moved to Tunbridge Wells in 1986 to southern sandstone too far away from proper climbing. In last 12 years made many week trips to Catalunya which is almost as good as Colorado for 200m -400 m routes on conglomerate and limestone.

Best Climbing Experience
The last route I have climbed: the feeling of lightness and fluidity, and sureness of success, after too many attempts feeling heavy and useless. The body and mind is a continual surprise.
Succeeding on La Murciana at Riglos; Choras Piengue at Pedraforca; Lucky Streaks
Red pointing First Crack, Adder and Sossblitz on Southern Sandstone

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Interests Outside Climbing
Latin dance and music, esp Cuban; latin folk; Spanish language and dialects and films; favourite author Gabriel Marquez; favourite poet Violeta Parra and Yatahualpa Yupanque
favourite folk singer Tito Fernandez; favourite singer: Beny More

Photo Gallery

St Johns Head, Upper Face, Route Traces

St Johns Head, Upper Face, Route Traces
© Oliver Hill

Long Hope Route Topos, St John's Head, Hoy

Long Hope Route Topos, St John's Head, Hoy
© Oliver Hill

Oliver Hill

Oliver Hill
© Oliver Hill

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Anything Else We Should Know
Key first ascents: The Equator, Avon Gorge, 1966
Longhope Route, Hoy: 1970
Rising Crescendo, Cynical Pinnacle, South Platte 1985


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