Angus spent much of his childhood walking in the hills and mountains, but at the age of fourteen, he was taken out rock climbing for an afternoon on Welsh sea cliffs and realised instantly that he was a climber.

The rest of his adolescence was spent finding ways to get outside, at Nesscliffe in his home county of Shropshire, or further afield in North Wales or the Peak District. Having exhausted Nesscliffe’s limited supply of easier trad climbs, Angus tried his hand at some of the harder lines on offer and quickly developed a taste for bold trad climbing. 

This interest in trad climbing naturally led Angus to North Wales to explore the rich history of traditional climbing there. He has since based himself there where he teaches climbing for a living and spends much of his free time having small adventures on the mountain crags, quarries and sea cliffs North Wales is famous for.

This interest in trad climbing naturally led Angus to North Wales to explore the rich history of traditional climbing there. He has since based himself there where he teaches climbing for a living and spends much of his free time having small adventures on the mountain crags, quarries and sea cliffs North Wales is famous for.

At home, Angus has onsighted E6s and E7s, bouldered 8A test pieces and made rare ascents of hard E8s and E9s including a notable ascent of Indian Face on Clogwyn D’ur Arddu.

When not pursuing his own climbing goals, Angus enjoys spending time in the mountainous areas of the UK and introducing people to his passion. For Angus, our stories of climbing and why we do it are as interesting as climbing itself, and sharing this with other people is part of the joy of being a climber.

“Thanks to the breadth and depth of climbing I will never run out of challenges; I can push myself for an entire week on a big wall thousands of miles from home, at the top a Spanish sport crag with nothing left in my arms, or run-out on the end of a rope only minutes from my home. Climbing has become something that I live and breathe, and there are so many aspects to it that there will always be more to explore and more to learn.”

Notable Accents:

  • Indian Face E9 6c - Clogwyn D’ur Arddu, North Wales
  • El Corazón 5.13b/8a - El Capitan, Yosemite Valley - free ascent
  • Mind Control 8c - Oliana, Spain
  • Trauma E8/9 7a - Llanberis Pass, North Wales
  • The Middle Way V11/8A - Hampi, India
  • Gribin Wall Climb E9 6c - Ogwen Valley, North Wales
  • Nightmayer E8 6c - Llanberis Pass, North Wales