Retired. Still leading E1 in 2018 and 6B/6B+. Seconding a grade or two harder. Diagnosed with Myeloma in November 2018 . Chemo resulted in nerve damage to my feet - loss of sensation in soles of feet- makes climbing difficult, cant tell if I'm stood on holds.
Location west yorkshire HD9.
Best Climbing Experience first long alpine routes in Chamonix in early years of climbing. Many of the routes in the Wilder Kaiser, Bregaglia and especially the routes on mountain crags in Scotland. More recently Fairhead, so wish I had discovered this decades ago (all the better for sharing the experience with the late Dave Booth).
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic anything climbing related except bouldering
Anything Else We Should Know MIC 1976 (retired). Many of routes listed done years ago (first time). Dates entered are often approx and then hopefully edited later to give actual date from old diary/record found. First climbed rock routes in 1959 and winter routes March 1960.Hill walked from about 1956.
Best Onsights Winter - VI Trad - E4 Sport - 6c+ Alpine - TD+
Main Sport/Activity Trad Rock Climbing
Favourite Crag/Rock Ben Nevis Granite
Favourite Wall Stockport
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