Tell us about your successes so far?
My 3 hardest sport routes are:
Progress 8c+ at Kilnsey in 2021
Just Do It 8c+ on the Monkey Face at Smith Rock, Oregon, USA in 2018 (the 1st British ascent)
Kabaah 8c+ at Raven Tor in 2014
I have climbed a number of the classic routes on Yorkshire limestone:
Kilnsey - Northern Exposure (Part 1) 8b+ in 2021The Yorkshire Ripper 8b in 2021 - Dalliance 8b+ in 2018 - True North 8c in 2017 Malham - Victor Hugo 8b in 2021 - Power Ranger 8b+ in 2020 - Something for Nothing 8c in 2017 - Cry Freedom 8b+ Bat Route 8b+, Overjustified (all 8b+) in 2014 - The Austrian Oak 8a+ in 2009 (1st redpoint in under 2 hours)
In the Peak, I climbed Haaj 8c at Raven Tor, the left-hand extension to Mecca, in 2015 and Mecca Extension 8c in 2013. I climbed Zeke the Freak 8b at Rubicon in 2009 on my 1st redpoint (in under 2 hours).
I also climbed the classic To Bolt or Not to Be 8b+ in 2014 at Smith Rock, Oregon. My best flash is Caminito pal cielo 8a+ at Sector Cabernet in Margalef in 2020 and the Dangerous Brothers 8a at Rubicon in the Peak District in 2009.
I have onsighted Times Up 8a in Smith Rock in 2014 and Defcon 3 7c+ in Goredale in 2021. Bouldering, my hardest ticks are Drink Driving V12 on Pill Box Wall on the Orme and Enter the Dragon V12 at Tremerchion in 2017.
In 2021, I climbed several V11’s in the Lancashire Quarries, including the second ascent of Mad Man’s Monologue V11 in Wilton 1. On trad, my best achievements are onsighting Bastille E6 at High Tor in 2009 with Ben Heason and an onsight of the 12 pitch Attraverso Il Pesco (or The Fish) 7b+ on the south face of Marmolada in the Dolomites, also in 2009.