I did a trad lead course in Oct 2016 and I started leading properly in March 2017, since then I've been out a lot - most weekends and am now leading severe and the odd HS. I can second VS comfortably.
I love the sense of adventure that trad brings: the route names, the stories, the epics, all the beautiful places it takes you and the lovely people you meet along the way!
I regularly go to the Wye Valley, the peak, north wales and Pembroke. I haven't climbed in Scotland, Cornwall or the Lakes yet - hoping to this summer (maybe save Scotland until next Spring to avoid the midges!)
I've recently joined the Reading Mountaineering Club - I've tried a few clubs and found those guys really friendly. They're not super active so I'm looking to potentially find a second club if anyone has anyone has any recommendations.
Thanks for reading my profile! Maybe catch you on the crag some day...
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