Alexei Drummond

New Zealand • Sport climber
  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 746
  • Photos: 27
  • Climbing since: 2019
  • Member since: 2019
  • Favorites: 19
  • Following: 36
  • Followers: 19
red pointed
successful ascents
distance climbed

About me

I started outdoor climbing in January 2019. My first lead climbing outdoors was in March 2019. Every lead outdoor climb I have ever done is on this profile. I am very new to climbing, but very keen

My current goal is to climb grade 27 cleanly by the Olympics 2021.

Approach to personal grades

Because I am new to climbing I almost always take the grade assigned. The exception is if I perceive that there is an easier line to clip the bolts than "was intended". My attitude is that you almost never have the FA with you to tell you which holds are in, so unless explicit in the description, all holds are in. In which case, if an easier line has been ignored, then I will offer a lower grade to reflect the easiest line.

Climbing injuries

31st January 2021 - Left middle finger flexor tendon on Black Widow at Froggatt

Approach to logging ascent types

(1) Onsight - if I haven't seen anything about the climb that could help me climb it, and I climb it at first asking with no gear pre-placed.

(2) Flash - I know something about the climb, usually because I just watched my partner onsight it. Usually the gear is on, as my partner typically doesn't remove the gear until we are finished climbing the route.

(3) Redpoint - If I didn't onsight or flash, then red point is a clean climb of the route, whether or not the gear is on. The rope might be pre-clipped into the first quickdraw for safety reasons. I don't distinguish between red point and "pink point".

(4) Hangdog - if I climbed to the top of the route, but rested on the rope (either by falling or calling a take). The only other aid I would use and call it a hangdog is pulling myself up the rope a bit after a hang. This means I will have always placed all quickdraws from a clipping stance, and I would have attained the clipping stance by climbing unaided from the last clipped bolt or earlier. If I have to use other aid (like holding a dogbone, or standing in a sling) then I do not count it as a hangdog.

(5) Working - if I wasn't trying to climb the route and was just working the moves. Or if I topped it out, but I needed to use aid other than hanging and pulling up on the rope (see hangdog).

(6) Attempt - I was trying to get to the top, but I failed or retreated.


Notable ascents

By style By type Diff. band Ascents Hardest ascent
Sport Red point
116 25 Grazon Against Wooly Wullens 8 weeks ago
25 Mutation in my Genes 8 months ago
144 24 Tequila Sunrise 7 months ago
1 22 Carpe Diem about a year ago
125 22 Greed 11 weeks ago
22 Quake Effect 5 months ago
Boulder Send
21 V5 Snap 3 months ago
31 V3 K3 3 months ago
V3 52 9 months ago
V3 Relapse 9 months ago
By area Diff. band Ascents Hardest ascent
Froggatt Edge
112 24 L.A.D 9 months ago
Maungarei Springs
57 24 Dochawiyogicojalime 8 months ago
Frog Pond
53 25 Mutation in my Genes 8 months ago
Ti Point
52 24 Polly, International Terrorist about a year ago
Castle Rock
50 22 Hot Lava 7 months ago
22 Technical Data 8 months ago

Climber Performance Rating (CPR) Timelines

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

Sport timeline (ascents)

Boulder timeline (ascents)

grade pyramids

Sport 417 ascents

26 2
25 12
24 17
23 23
22 26
21 37
20 45
19 43
18 67
17 60
16 47
15 21
14 14
13 2
12 1
  Onsight   Flash   Red point   Other

Grades: Ewbanks

Boulder 49 ascents

V5 1
V4 2
V3 10
V2 12
V1 9
V0+ 1
V0 8
VB+ 1
VB 2
VB- 3
  Flash   Send   Other

Grades: V-Scale

Trad 1 ascent

13 1
  Tick   Other

Grades: Ewbanks

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