Sadly work means I don't get to climb as often as I used to but I still manage to get out once or twice a month. Often Stanage due to being in London but would like to explore Swanage. Very much enjoy the variety you get in the Lakes.
I've never much cared for sport climbing, but trad gives me a wonderful sense of escapism. When i'm climbing something tricky (or soloing), the concentration and clarity of mind I achieve is something I cannot attain any other way. Right at that moment its just me, the rock and my next move.
When we live in such a fast paced world with the stresses of work and technology barking at us all day and all night, this is nirvana.
About My Photography Videography, would love to film some climbs outdoors at some point. That probably involves lugging my gear up a hill though. I have recently started taking aerial photography and videos from a UAV plane I have built which I intend to take to some crags before the season is out.
Favourite Climbs Ones where it all goes a bit wrong. It starts to get tricky
you start to get tired and you look down to see most of your runners have come out. That's when things get exciting.
Latest Climbs Bristly Ridge Grade-2 The North Ridge (Summer) Grade-1 Chimney Crack M Physiology VD Sociology S 4a Black Hawk Hell Crack S 4a Castle Crack HS 4b Black Hawk Traverse Left VD Tinker's Crack VS 4c Jammy D Pillar Arête VD Delightful M Delicious HVD 4b Long Layback 6a+ 5a Slab and Crack VS 5a ... list all 65 climbs
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Climbs Wishlist Hawk's Nest Arête VS 4c Marble Slab HS 4b The Wrack E2 5b Belle Vue Bastion VS 4c Boot Crack HVS 5a Seasick Arête f5 Topsail VS 4c Orpheus Wall HVS 5c Slingsby's Chimney Route VD Grooved Arête HVD 4a ... list all 20 climbs