Adam Clay

  • Ascents: 1210
  • Photos: 40
  • Member since: before 2004
  • Style: Trad climber
  • Favorites: 18
  • Following: 24
  • Followers: 29
hardest
28
onsights
22
ascents
1074
distance climbed
23.4km

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
1074 28** Locust Abortion Technician 11 months ago
Clean
995 28** Locust Abortion Technician 11 months ago
Lead
323 V6 Grade V6 problem 2 years ago
Onsight
151 V4 Jacques the Potato 7 years ago
Flash
9 24** Japetus Direct Finish 2 years ago
Red point
81 V6 Grade V6 problem 2 years ago
Pink point
21 26*** Geronimo's Cadillac 3 years ago
Second
42 24** Armstrong 2 years ago
Solo
94 27** Irresistible Surge 3 years ago
By style Diff. band Ascents Hardest ascent
Trad
865 28** Locust Abortion Technician 11 months ago
Sport
112 27** Elusive Muff 9 months ago
DWS
56 27** Irresistible Surge 3 years ago
Boulder
37 V6 Grade V6 problem 2 years ago
V6*** Riding Shotgun 2 years ago
Unknown
4 20* Full Tilt 4 years ago
By area Diff. band Ascents Hardest ascent
Morialta
682 28** Locust Abortion Technician 11 months ago
Arapiles
148 25* Repo Man 3 years ago
Backslapper Wall
57 27** Irresistible Surge 3 years ago
Grampians
35 V6*** Riding Shotgun 2 years ago
Car Crash Quarry
32 24* Advertiser Ground Fall Watch 4 years ago

Ascents by grade and route style

Ascents by grade and tick type

Performance chart by route style

Performance chart by tick type

Performance table

Period Total ascents Hardest Performing at
General Pink point Red point Flash Onsight
2014 6 2827
2013 38 272622
2012 59 27261615
2011 119 262618182118
2010 71 262618
2009 131 26262017
2008 266 2626222121
2007 89 25241615
2006 95 2524212221
2005 44 25222015
2004 41 21201918
2003 15 211715
2002 19 211916
2001 70 2222
1999 7 2220

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