Adam Clay

  • Ascents: 1185
  • Photos: 40
  • Member since: before 2004
  • Style: Trad climber
hardest
28
onsights
21
unique ascents
377
distance climbed
10.9km

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
1056 28** Locust Abortion Technician 6 weeks ago
Clean
918 28** Locust Abortion Technician 6 weeks ago
Lead
322 26*** Geronimo's Cadillac 2 years ago
Onsight
151 V4 Jacques the Potato 6 years ago
Flash
9 24** Japetus Direct Finish 1 years ago
Red point
80 24*** Extra G Connection 2 years ago
Pink point
21 26*** Geronimo's Cadillac 2 years ago
Second
42 24** Armstrong 1 years ago
Solo
94 27** Irresistible Surge 2 years ago
By style Diff. band Ascents Hardest ascent
Trad
860 28** Locust Abortion Technician 6 weeks ago
Sport
97 26*** Geronimo's Cadillac 1 years ago
Unknown
36 23 High Enough 2 years ago
Boulder
34 V6*** Riding Shotgun 1 years ago
DWS
29 27** Irresistible Surge 2 years ago
By area Diff. band Ascents Hardest ascent
Morialta
679 28** Locust Abortion Technician 6 weeks ago
Arapiles
148 25* Repo Man 3 years ago
Backslapper Wall
57 27** Irresistible Surge 2 years ago
Grampians
35 V6*** Riding Shotgun 1 years ago
Car Crash Quarry
32 24* Advertiser Ground Fall Watch 3 years ago

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Performance table (filtered by no repeats)

Period Unique ascents Hardest Performing at
General Pink point Red point Flash Onsight
2014 2 28
2013 21 272522
2012 52 27251615
2011 89 262518182118
2010 46 262418
2009 57 26241817
2008 112 2624222121
2007 68 25231615
2006 75 2524212221
2005 41 25222015
2004 36 21201918
2003 15 211715
2002 18 211916
2001 38 2221
1999 7 2220

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