Started climbing with Southampton University Mountaineering Club in 2008 and have never looked back. Has definitely become an addiction and can't imagine what I used to do before I discovered the sport.
For me climbing is all about adventure, especially on sea cliffs and in the mountains. I prefer Trad and DWS, but love all climbing really.
Bit of a "ticker" and I love a good line. Sitting down with a guidebook and a pen looking at what routes there are to do next is one of life's little enjoyments.
Best Climbing Experience
Multi pitching in the Lakes and Snowdonia
Onsighting Goose Creature, still no idea how I did the crux.
DWS along the Dorset coastline.
The exposure of A Dream of White Horses
The view at the top of Tremadog after doing so many classics there.
Sport climbing weeks in Costa Blanca, El Chorro and Mallorca
Failing to cleanly climb all of Moonraker, means I have to go back.
Climbing Sacre Coeur just before my calves gave out.
A fortnight on and around the Isle of Skye. Highlights were a day on the Cioch and the Cuillin Ridge.
Moderator for 34 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Craig Llong, Clogwyn y Grochan, Hound Tor, Far Hill Crag, Gaitscale Buttress, Gill Crag, Craig Braich Ty Du (Arm of the Black House), The Napes, Goats Crag, Craig Yr Ogof (Cwm Silyn) ... plus 24 more, Aber-Mawr Area (Carreg-Golchfa, Morfa Slabs), Ham Hill Quarry, Olta, Calvia, Sergeant Crag Slabs, El Polvorin, Craig Yr Wrysgan, Square Bay, St Non's Pinnacle, Nantlle, Hidden Quarry, Djupfjord, Poll Carn (Wolf Rock), El Rio, Clovelly, Chacraraju Glacier, Gemiler Island, Cornish Zawn, Son Servera, Coastguard Edge, Penrhyn Halen, Arico - Borrador de Tamadaya, Kebnekaise, Maiden Castle
Interests Outside Climbing
About My Photography
Mostly point and shoot. Have a GoPro which I use a bit, but know it's not some peoples cup of tea.
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I've voted for 23 photos, average vote 4.7.
(65% superb - 34% good - 0% average - 0% poor - 0% rubbish)
Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years
Trad - E3
Sport - 6b+
Bouldering - V4
Alpine - PD
St Davids, Baggy Point, Dinorwic
In the UK & Europe
Slug Club Special
Looning the Tube
The Laws Traverse
A Dream of White Horses
Unseen Ripples of the Pebble 6a+
Plaice a Bolt 5a
Fishy Business 5c
Birthday Treat 5c
Original Route VS 5a
Groove Above S 4b
Original Route - Wall Variations VS 5a
Ivor the Engine 5a
Those who climb clearly marked projects... 5c
Ruby Marlee meets Dr Holingsworth ! 6a
Plastic Soldier 6a
Hawk Eye 5c
Fresh Air 6a
... list all 1685 climbs
Connoisseur's Classic Rock 21%
Classic Rock 42%
Best slab climbs of the UK 22%
North Wales 100 Classic Climbs 12%
Top 23 UKC Climbed Climbs 83%
The best 50 UK "Orange Spot" Sports Routes? 12%
100 More Classic British VS Climbs 15%
West Country Climbs 16%
The Ultimate SUMC Ticklist 48%
Pembroke Rockfax Top 50 10%
... list all 33 ticklists
Ardverikie Wall HS 4b
Mickledore Grooves VS 4c
Moss Ghyll Grooves MVS 4c
Aphasia E2 5b
Botterill's Slab VS 4c
Agag's Groove VD
The Dubhs Ridge M
Integrity VS 4c
Cracked Actor E2 5b
The Strait Gate E1 5b
... list all 27 climbs