First ascents from around the globe
Sport first ascents
'I've always loved the entire process of climbing a new sport route. From the initial spying-out of the line, to the inevitable struggle with placing bolts, to the trials and tribulations of the final redpoint. Sport climbing has always been my weakest discipline and for this reason, nearly all my sport new routes have been hard earned and immensely rewarding. ' NG
This section contains info and background tales of Neil's sport FAs in the UK and in destinations such as Kalymnos, Cuba and China.
DWS first ascents
'DWS contains a potent mix of the best elements that climbing has to offer, being as fast and free as bouldering and as adventurous as trad. Whether I'm plunging into the chilly atlantic in Pembroke or catching some rays out on a boat in Vietnam, for me, DWS new routing is about as exciting and immediately enjoyable as climbing gets.' NG