Mattyk

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I've been climbing on and off since i was about 16.

I discovered Yorkshire grit in 2000 and haven't looked back since!

Tried night climbing last year so if anybody interested in Caley, Almscliff and Ilkley let me know!

Started training indoors in October 2006 and have seen my grades jump from VS to Extremes (admittedly low) and my bouldering from V0 to V6.. so i have changed my attitude to indoor climbing to being a very worthwhile past-time. Climbing well and harder is way more enjoyable and opens up so many more possibilities. Bouldering is the Key!

S America (Bolivia) trip on hold for now until i can afford flights.

Back from a trip summer 2007 to Nissedal (ace), Romsdal (wet) and Lofoten (2nd visit and still ace) if you need any info.

Location
Leeds

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Breathe Ali!

Breathe Ali!
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Above the waves on the beautiful Sea Mist

Above the waves on the beautiful Sea Mist
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Alicia - lightning only strikes once - Night climbing on Pedestal wall Caley

Alicia - lightning only strikes once - Night climbing on Pedestal wall Caley
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Ali commanding respect as he polishes off Commander Energy E2 5c Roaches lower tier

Ali commanding respect as he polishes off Commander Energy E2 5c Roaches lower tier
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Dom battling out on the Crux of Napoleon in Ilkley Quarry

Dom battling out on the Crux of Napoleon in Ilkley Quarry
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Summit Mt Blanc - with fortified wine and plum loaf!

Summit Mt Blanc - with fortified wine and plum loaf!
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Jude loved her new Quarks!

Jude loved her new Quarks!
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MattyK On the crux of the rather fine Crews route at Hobson Moor Quarry

MattyK On the crux of the rather fine Crews route at Hobson Moor Quarry
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Hoping to kick the backbone out of the low extremes once and for all in the coming year. ** Hoping to maintain this now, working my way up the grades - currently pottering between HVS and E2 with one or two E3's under my belt where they are just head problems.

I like bold climbing :o)


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