I started climbing as a teenager but dropped it once I started work, in hindsight, a big mistake. I restarted climbing again in 2019, initially, indoor bouldering. Roped climbing soon followed in 2021, both indoor and outdoor, which is when I decided to join SCC and meet like minded climbers, and I have never regretted it. My favourite style is definitely trad. I love the challenge and technical aspect of placing good gear and anchor building.
I started climbing consistently in 2020 when I had more free time due to working from home. I’d tried if before and always enjoyed it but none of my friends were interested, which is why joining SCC has been so great! Along with meeting other climbers, I have been able to climb in some beautiful places like Cornwall and North Wales through attending the club meets, and have learned so much from others and through the training sessions.
I started climbing in 2011, first by bouldering indoors and then moving to outdoor sport, bouldering and finally trad. Trad quickly became my favourite as every climb takes you to a new adventure on rock, particularly on multi-pitch routes. I had brilliant support from the SCC learning the ropes and wouldn’t have had the confidence to do half the things I do now without them.
Byte Wrangler and Bot Herder
My earliest climbing experience was apparently at the age of three somewhere in the Gower, I probably haven’t improved much since then but have managed to drag myself up a few routes across this country and others in all seasons (sometimes all in the same day).
I’ve been climbing since 2015, and although the intervening years haven’t done much for my grade, climbing has taken me to fantastic places all over the UK, and occasionally further afield. I’m at my happiest when I’ve just found a great gear placement
New members secretary
I began climbing with indoor bouldering in 2017 and joined the club in 2021. The club really helped me gain the confidence to lead trad and sport climbs. The range of meets the club organises really gave me the opportunity to dive into the diversity of climbing the UK has to offer.