Alex Moore

Name: Alex Moore

Hometown: Manchester

Sport: Climbing

I was introduced to climbing through the means of a school detention, this turned out to be an excellent way to start climbing and enforced attendance turned into genuine enthusiasm after about thirty seconds. Since then I’ve gone on to enjoy every aspect of climbing except aid, and I’m still as excited by it now as I was then, if not more so.

I’ve spent the last ten years-ish plumbing the Lakes and surrounding areas for all things climbing and recently moved to Manchester in order to access the Peak and Wales more easily.

Get to know Alex

Tell us about your successes so far?

I love how much climbing has to offer and I always want to be climbing everything, in every style, all the time. Between May ’22 and May ’23 I was able to climb The Long Hope, free climb El Cap (via Golden Gate), Climb E9, boulder 8B, gain a master’s degree and work full-time.

The diversity keeps me motivated but I concede that I’d probably be a better climber in one discipline if I calmed do on the others, also, some sport climbing might be an okay addition to the repertoire.

Why do you climb? What do you love about climbing?

Climbing has so much to offer, on and off the rocks that I could never get tired of it. I’ve met great people, I’ve been to amazing places, I’ve fended off the illness associated with a sedentary lifestyle without seeing the inside of a gym. Climbing is the medium through which I live my life and I couldn’t be more thankful that I stumbled into it.

Which SCARPA shoe is your favourite?

Whichever one does the job! For every climb there’s a perfect shoe and SCARPA are pretty much guaranteed to make it.

I wouldn’t go to font without Chimera’s and Adrspach would have been awful (more awful – its offwidth, that’s a love hate situation if ever I met one) without Generators.

Tell us about your best day climbing?

Any day where I feel knackered and happy after doing a lot of climbing is a best day out climbing I suppose. A standout was the day I flashed Skye Wall, the whole day was brilliant; it started with reading my book in the sun and ended with a swim in Loch Coruisk, climbing’s the focus point but there’s always more to it than that.

What do you do away from your sport?

At the extreme ends of the weather spectrum, I have been known to put energy into other things. If it rains A LOT I’ll play badminton and in the infernal heat of the sun (anything over 12 degrees) I can ride a bicycle it’s an ugly sight so I pray for cool summers and dry winters.

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