Chris Craggs

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I started climbing in 1965, moved to Sheffield to climb, took up teaching to climb more, and recently retired to climb even more. I wrote on a regularly basis for Climber, and then produced a few guides to climbing abroad. Twelve years back (time flies) I worked with Alan James on Peak Grit East, Western Grit and Northern Limestone - that shook the establishment. The Costa Blanca guide was well received, and then Eastern Grit was the first of the rewrites - with each edition we set a new standard!
Earlier in 2008 Northern England came into being, and right behind that (only 8 weeks later) appeared the superb Lofoten guide - which manage to scoop First Prize the Banff guidebook competition - so we are doing something right! Early 2012 saw Peak District Limestone hit the shops, it is going like hot-cakes. A Costa Blanca rewrite and a new Ariege guide also came out in the same year as Peak Limestone.
Next up was for the third iteration of Eastern Gritstone - 500+ pages and 4000+ routes - bigger and better than ever.
Since then we have revamped the Cote d'Azure book, done a complete rewrite of the Lofoten guide to include the Stetind area, and produced a guidebook to Kalymnos.

Location
Sheffield

Best Climbing Experience
50 Grit 'Extremes" in a day.
Shibboleth
Great Wall (chalk free!)
Le Mafia
Pichnebuhl
Dream/Liberator
Dreadnaught
Deja Vu
Motorhead
Halfdome NW Face
Priest West Pillar - Lofoten
Mot Sola - Nissedal
1000 ticks on Stanage

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Logbooks Volunteer
Photo moderator, checking new photo submissions.
Moderator for 86 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Sierra de Toix, Murla, Aventador, Ghost Kitchen, Galatiani Area, Noufaro Area, Arhi, Sea Breeze Area, Summertime Area, Kasteli Area ... plus 76 more

Interests Outside Climbing
Photography
Being in the hills

About My Photography
Keen photographer, fanatical guidebook writer, still pretty keen on climbing too!

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Romsdal - magic!

Romsdal - magic!
© Chris Craggs

Spectacular setting 'on the edge'.

Spectacular setting 'on the edge'.
© Chris Craggs

Living in Paradise - albeit briefly

Living in Paradise - albeit briefly
© Chris Craggs

Autumn perfection on Froggatt

Autumn perfection on Froggatt
© Chris Craggs

As an Arrow

As an Arrow
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Colin Binks (69 and 3/4) on Soleil d'hiver

Colin Binks (69 and 3/4) on Soleil d'hiver
© Chris Craggs

Kalymnos: sunset over Telendos

Kalymnos: sunset over Telendos
© Chris Craggs

The mighty Stetind seen from the fjord side

The mighty Stetind seen from the fjord side
© Chris Craggs

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