Greg Chapman

"I have been climbing for over 20 years and in that time visited many of the world's premier climbing destinations; to boulder, sport climb and trad climb. Whilst I love travelling and repeating classic lines, I’m primarily motivated by and known for first ascents and the development and documentation of new climbing areas. These are usually in my home stomping grounds of the Lake District, Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales, but also as far afield as Morocco and the States. I’m particularly proud of the fact that I’ve climbed well over 1000 new climbs, with 600+ being in the 7th and 8th grades.

I’m inspired by fellow developers, particularly those at the top of the game, with the likes of Dave Graham, Fred Nicole and Dan Varian springing to mind as individuals who've stood the test of time, putting up high end, high class new lines year in year out.

Got plenty of projects and trips lined up for this year, however the main aim is to complete my new guidebook to bouldering in the Lake District."

Visit his blog here: http://www.lakesbloc.com/

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