Joe Lawson - Scarpa

Joe Lawson

I have been climbing for around 10 years, I first started climbing at the local sports centre in Norwich. As soon as I could drive a car I was driving to the Peak nearly every weekend to get out on the rock so 2 years ago I decided to get a job in Sheffield and move up there. My motivations in climbing are solely focused on outdoor climbing, I have zero interest in comp climbing, all the indoor climbing I do is training for when I can get on rock. I mainly boulder, but dabble in shorter sport routes and trad routes to mix it up every now and then.

I enjoy traveling around the UK on the weekends as there is so much variety and quality on offer if you're willing to go further afield than the Eastern Peak. I don't get a lot of time off work so the little holiday I get I like to spend on climbing trips to places such as Font. In a few years, I'd like to be doing much the same as I am now, I have goals of problems in the UK that I'd like to do in my lifetime so would hope to achieve some of them.


-Hometown-

York, North Yorkshire.

-Projects-

Outdoor Bouldering, Cars and Motor mechanics.

-Successes-

Don't think I have favourite problems as such but I guess achievement wise probably Directors Cut, Tamora, Mutton Busting, Chip Shop Buddy, Imothep, Leviathan and Simbas Pride to name a few were standouts for me.

-Favourite Scarpa-

I've worn my Instinct VS's since they first came out then when the VS-R came out I was all over them too. They are my bread and butter shoe and I used them for nearly everything bar really steep stuff.

-No Place too Far-

Rocklands in South Africa, as the style of boulder problems look amazing and the sheer quantity of things to go at.


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