nniff

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Occasionally to be found at Stone Farm in the early morning on summer weekends for an hour or so bouldering before the crowds arrive.

My current philosophy on winter climbing is unashamedly plagiarised from the side of a bleach bottle; 'Stand upright in a cool place', which sounds about right to me.

Location
Surrey

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About My Photography
Point and click and hence doomed to mediocrity

Photo Gallery

Mmm, Siurana - Nice place! Colico Nefritico 6c, Sector Can Gan Dionis, Siurana

Mmm, Siurana - Nice place! Colico Nefritico 6c, Sector Can Gan Dionis, Siurana
© adrian botting

A very long, direct version of the big pitch - longer than the ropes, that is.....

A very long, direct version of the big pitch - longer than the ropes, that is.....
© nniff

The next monster pitch - another 60m

The next monster pitch - another 60m
© nniff

Sizing-up water where water had no right to be

Sizing-up water where water had no right to be
© nniff

Spot the climber....

Spot the climber....
© nniff

Endless 60m pitches

Endless 60m pitches
© nniff

Another standard Doorpost photo!

Another standard Doorpost photo!
© adrian botting

One of the many other sectors at Siurana

One of the many other sectors at Siurana
© adrian botting

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Anything Else We Should Know
I have an invisible friend, Reg, my Reasonable Excuse Generator. He is very accomplished at what he does. He is currently tending to choose a selection from:
- age;
- excessive or inadequate height or reach;
- weight;
- weather (predictions of imminent change, too hot, cold, windy, wet or humid);
- nature of the rock, climbing, protection and belays (too much, too little or the wrong sort);
- the condition of the fixed gear (too much, rotten, missing or apparently missing)
- strength (invariably lack of);
- generic and specific ailments;
- apathy;
- vegetation, slime and nettles;
- dampness and seepage;
- loose rock;
- polish;
- rumours of adverse access agreements;
- daylight (too little remaining or insufficiently well established);
- too hard, too easy, done it before, not done it before for a good reason;
- forgotten or lost equipment;
- hunger, thirst or over-indulgence;
- flies, midges, ticks or other wildlife;
- pressing engagement elsewhere or threats issued by my lawful wedded opponent;
- insufficient blood in the alcohol flow,
and that's before we start on winter climbing for which he has a whole new lexicon.


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