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.
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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
Heather Wall HVD 3c
Solomon's Crack VD
Jody Sunshine 4c
Valerie's Patio 3a
Garden Party 6a
Bring Me Sunshine 6a
Its a God Awful Small Affair 2a
Pocket Wall (Standing) f5
The Wafer f5+
Rain Maker E1 5b
Rain Dance E1 5b
Dust Storm VS 4b
Eczema E2 5c
... list all 1793 climbs
ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50 25%
Top 23 UKC Climbed Climbs 87%
ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50 28%
Dorset Bouldering Top 50 21%
100 best limestone climbs in Britain 11%
100 More Classic British VS Climbs 17%
Hard Rock 5%
Rockfax West Country top 50 38%
West Country Climbs 16%
The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist 25%
... list all 35 ticklists
Rubberneck HVS 5a
Chee Tor Girdle VS 5a
Sirplum E1 5b
Condor Slab VS 4c
Kestrel Crack VS 4b
Slab and Arete S 4a
Jeffcoat's Chimney VD
La Demande 6a
Gran Diedro 5c
Normale Ypsylon 5c
... list all 36 climbs