Married to wife Dee for 20+ years who sometimes seconds with me. We don't have any kids & we live in a tiny old house with great big holes in the roof. I work as a Controls Engineer for the best systems integrator in the country, Cougar Automation. Lincoln Mountaineering Club member since 2010 & PCC since 2016.
Best Climbing Experience First lead - the In Pin on Skye! What a rush, in beautiful weather.
Anything Else We Should Know I didn't start climbing until 2005 at the age of 44. The hill walking just kept getting steeper! I want to do lots of classic mountain multi-pitch trad in Scotland, Lakes & Wales. I have no ambition to climb beyond VS.
Favourite Climbs Tower Face HS @ Wharncliffe
Bamford Wall S 4a @ Bamford Edge
Hollybush Crack VD @ Stanage
Eric's Eliminate S 4a @ Stanage
Pinnacle Ridge @ Sgurr nan Gillean (3s scramble)
Latest Climbs Tuppence Ha'penny VD Route 1 VD Central Trinity VS 4c Bishop's Route S 4a Hollybush Crack VD Opposite S 4a Hypotenuse M Ivy VD Bamford Buttress S 4a Concave Slab D Gangway VD Burgess Buttress D Burgess Street D Porthole Buttress S 4a Monument Chimney D ... list all 339 climbs
Ticklists Stanage Starred VDiffs 43% King of VDiff 60% Eastern Grit Jamming 23% Top 23 UKC Climbed Climbs 65% Stanage Popular Greens 38% Birchen Edge - Starter for ten 90% Stanage; Diffs on the cliffs 40% Top ridge scrambles of Britain 31% Stanage Diffs 27% A grand easy welsh day out 35% ... list all 17 ticklists
Climbs Wishlist The Mall VS 4c Embankment 2 VS 4c Covent Garden VS 4b Green Gut HS 4a Mutiny Crack HS 4b Byne's Route HS 4b Via Media VS 4c Narrow Buttress VS 4c Black Hawk HS 4c Gargoyle Buttress VS 4b ... list all 36 climbs