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hardest
28
onsights
22
ascents
1085
distance climbed
24.3km

About me

I was introduced to climbing in 1999 by my friend Roger Boseley; "Boz" had a regular group of friends that he climbed with at Acme Gym in town on Thursday nights, followed by dinner at Hawkers Corner. Quang, Andy, Stu and Ivor welcomed me and soon climbing began to overtake kayaking as my passion.

On New Years Day 2001 Boz took us out to Morialta for an outdoor climb at Far Crag (my first). The first route I climbed was Lord's Prayer followed by Bung, that was it, I was hooked.

About a year later we took a trip to Arapiles, top ropes in hand and once again had our eyes opened. Boz, who was unable to climb due to a bad shoulder lent me his rack and I headed to Morialta to learn the hard way how to lead.

A couple of months down the track and - self taught - it was off to Arapiles again, this time to lead! With racks each consisting of 5 stoppers, a cam, six 'draws, two screwgates a sling and a handful of hexes we headed back to Araps for some multipitching fun (and fear). With such tiny racks the pitches were run out - we saved the hexes for belays, leaving five stoppers and a cam for each pitch, we knew we were pushing it, but chose our routes accordingly and had a blast.

Two weeks later and full of confidence we headed to Moonarie... More learning.

Since then climbing has been a constant in my life. I have made the best of friends through it, meeting some of my closest friends whilst on the wall. I have climbed the boulders in Fontainbleau, Elbsandstein on knotted slings in Saxony Switzerland Germany, The Wolgan, all over Tasmania, Grampians and probably a few spots I have forgotten. It continues to be an amazing journey.

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Notable ascents

By type Diff. band Ascents Hardest ascent
Tick
1085 28** Locust Abortion Technician 3 years ago
Clean
1006 28** Locust Abortion Technician 3 years ago
Lead
331 V6** Grade V6 problem 4 years ago
Onsight
151 V4Jacques the Potato 9 years ago
Flash
9 24** Japetus Direct Finish 5 years ago
Red point
81 V6** Grade V6 problem 4 years ago
Pink point
21 26*** Geronimo's Cadillac 5 years ago
Second
42 24** Armstrong 5 years ago
Solo
97 27*** Irresistible Surge 5 years ago
By style Diff. band Ascents Hardest ascent
Trad
879 28** Locust Abortion Technician 3 years ago
Sport
110 27** Elusive Muff 3 years ago
Deep water solo
56 27*** Irresistible Surge 5 years ago
Boulder
37 V6** Grade V6 problem 4 years ago
V6** Riding Shotgun 4 years ago
Unknown
3 20** Full Tilt 6 years ago
By area Diff. band Ascents Hardest ascent
Morialta
685 28** Locust Abortion Technician 3 years ago
Arapiles
156 25* Repo Man 6 years ago
Backslapper Wall
57 27*** Irresistible Surge 5 years ago
Grampians
35 V6** Riding Shotgun 4 years ago
Belair
32 24** Advertiser Ground Fall Watch 6 years ago

Ascents by grade and route style

Ascents by grade and tick type

Climber Performance Rating (CPR) Timelines

For help understanding the CPR timeline chart see the CPR timeline explained article.

Sport timeline (ascents)

Trad timeline (ascents)

Boulder timeline (ascents)

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