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, 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, India 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.

I've 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.


-Hometown-

Lancaster, North West England.

-Projects-

Bouldering, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing. Keen interest in physics and cosmology.

-Successes-

I feel my biggest achievement in climbing, and certainly, the thing I’m most proud of is having such an extensive role in the evolution and progression of bouldering in the Lake District National Park, helping develop the area from a quiet backwater into a major destination.

-Favourite Scarpa-

Scarpa Instinct Lace and VS-R

-No Place too Far-

Qingdao, China

Collision Course (8A) from LakesBloc on Vimeo.


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