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Adam Clay

@ajkclay
Australia • Trad climber
  • Ascents: 1221
  • Photos: 40
  • Member since: before 2004
  • Favorites: 18
  • Following: 24
  • Followers: 37
3,386
contribution karma
28
hardest
22
onsights
1085
ascents
24.3km
distance climbed

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 5 years ago
Onsight
151 V4Jacques the Potato 10 years ago
Flash
9 24 Japetus Direct Finish 5 years ago
Red point
81 V6 Grade V6 problem 5 years ago
Pink point
21 26 Geronimo's Cadillac 6 years ago
Second
42 24 Armstrong 5 years ago
Solo
97 27 Irresistible Surge 6 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 6 years ago
Boulder
37 V6 Grade V6 problem 5 years ago
V6 Riding Shotgun 5 years ago
Unknown
3 20 Full Tilt 7 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 6 years ago
Grampians
35 V6 Riding Shotgun 5 years ago
Car Crash Quarry
32 24 Advertiser Ground Fall Watch 7 years ago

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)

Grade profile

28 2
27 5
26 23
25 27
24 57
23 30
22 92
21 112
20 131
19 92
18 86
17 73
16 83
15 76
14 36
13 35
12 35
11 29
10 21
9 7
  Trad   Sport   Boulder   Other
28 2
27 6
26 24
25 27
24 58
23 31
22 93
21 112
20 131
19 92
18 86
17 73
16 84
15 76
14 36
13 35
12 35
11 29
10 21
9 7
  Onsight   Flash   Red point   Pink point   Other

Grades: Australian Ewbanks

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