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Mike Owen

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Started climbing in 1974 in North Wales. First redpoints of sport routes in 1987. Moved out to the south of France in 1999. I prefer going to new areas and having new challenges. My weakness is I get easily bored trying the same route for too long.

Location
Le Rouret, France

Best Climbing Experience
4 month trip to the US in 1993. Gogarth obsession in 1989 and 1990. Malham and Gordale summer 1990. Almscliffe bouldering with the lads. Right Wall 1979; Lord 1983; The Bells and Hollow Man 1990; Mortal Kombat 2005; Kalymnos trip, including Fun de Chichunne (8a on-sight 2013).

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Destination reports and reading about what's happening regarding new routes and repeats back in the UK.

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Logbooks Volunteer
Moderator for 20 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Peillon, Gorges du Loup, Greolieres, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, Le Palais, Saint-Cézaire, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Escragnolles, La Sanctuaire, Seranon ... plus 10 more

Interests Outside Climbing
Walking with my dog Ruff.

Photo Gallery

Wearing Twid's shirt for the occasion, June 1990.

Wearing Twid's shirt for the occasion, June 1990.
© Mike Twid Turner

Mike Owen on-sighting Fun de Chichunne, Grande Grotta, Kalymnos.

Mike Owen on-sighting Fun de Chichunne, Grande Grotta, Kalymnos.
© Simon Rawlinson

One for the old gits!

One for the old gits!
© Richard Kirby

Mike Owen red-faced but "resting" during the on-sight of Fun de Chichunne.

Mike Owen red-faced but "resting" during the on-sight of Fun de Chichunne.
© Simon Rawlinson

Mike Owen at the "rest" on Super Tango at Déversé Satanique, Les Gorges du Loup.

Mike Owen at the "rest" on Super Tango at Déversé Satanique, Les Gorges du Loup.
© Mike Owen

John Stark getting used to the climbing on the Cote d'Azur.

John Stark getting used to the climbing on the Cote d'Azur.
© Mike Owen

Mike Owen, Action Discrete, Secteur Le Discret (St Cezaire), Alpes Maritimes, France.

Mike Owen, Action Discrete, Secteur Le Discret (St Cezaire), Alpes Maritimes, France.
© Nicolas Lesage

Elaine Owen on Diplodocus, 6c, at Jurassic Park.

Elaine Owen on Diplodocus, 6c, at Jurassic Park.
© Mike Owen

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Anything Else We Should Know
I am still hopelessly (and very happily) addicted to climbing!


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