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Adam Clay

@ajkclay
Australia • Trad climber
  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 1226
  • Photos: 40
  • Member since: before 2004
  • Favorites: 18
  • Following: 23
  • Followers: 34
28
top roped
25
pink pointed
1090
successful 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 style By type Diff. band Ascents Hardest ascent
Trad Top rope
478 28 Locust Abortion Technician 5 years ago
Pink point
15 25 Echo Base 7 years ago
Red point
67 24 Extra G Connection 8 years ago
Tick
145 25 Ubervank 15 years ago
Second
40 24 Armstrong 7 years ago
Onsight
133 22 Incognita-Japetus DF Link 12 years ago
Flash
3 22 Gladiator Direct Start 9 years ago
Sport Pink point
6 26 Geronimo's Cadillac 8 years ago
Top rope
45 27 Elusive Muff 5 years ago
26 Geronimo's Cadillac 12 years ago
Red point
11 23 Elephantiasis of the Gonads 8 years ago
Deep water solo Tick
56 27 Irresistible Surge 8 years ago
Boulder Send
23 V6 Riding Shotgun 7 years ago
Onsight
8 V4 Jacques the Potato 12 years ago
Flash
3 V4 The Parisian 7 years ago
By area Diff. band Ascents Hardest ascent
Morialta
770 28 Locust Abortion Technician 5 years ago
Arapiles
164 25 Repo Man 8 years ago
Backslapper Wall
57 27 Irresistible Surge 8 years ago
Norton Summit
42 V4 Jacques the Potato 12 years ago
Belair
40 24 Advertiser Ground Fall Watch 9 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 pyramids

Trad 317 ascents

28 1
27
26
25 4
24 3
23 10
22 13
21 17
20 24
19 25
18 33
17 21
16 27
15 36
14 23
13 17
12 16
11 9
10 9
9 6
  Onsight   Flash   Red point   Pink point   Tick   Other

Grades: Australian Ewbanks

Sport 47 ascents

29 1
28 1
27 1
26 2
25 3
24 6
23 3
22 12
21 7
20 3
19 2
18
17 4
16 2
  Onsight   Flash   Red point   Pink point   Tick   Other

Grades: Australian Ewbanks

Boulder 26 ascents

V6 1
V5 1
V4 6
V3 5
V2 5
V1 2
V0+ 2
V0 2
V0-
VB+
VB 2
  Onsight   Flash   Send   Other

Grades: Bouldering Vermin V-scale

Gym Sport 8 ascents

25 2
24
23 2
22 1
21
20
19 1
18 1
17 1
  Top rope   Other

Grades: Australian Ewbanks

Gym Boulder 2 ascents

V6 1
V5 1
  Send   Other

Grades: Bouldering Vermin V-scale

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