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Alex Mason is a North Wales based climber and professional route-setter. Alex enjoys all aspects of climbing and has bouldered 7C+ and onsighted 8a. However, his proudest achievements are on the British sharp-end. He has onsighted/flashed over 40 E6s and E7s and last year he made the first ascents of Gimble in the Wabe (E7 6b) and Smear Campaign (E8 6c), both at Gogarth.

“My best climbing experience so far was a trip to Hoy in 2013 where George Ullrich and I attempted a one-day onsight ascent of The Long Hope Route, a 23-pitch E7 on St John’s Head, culminating in a very memorable escape from pitch-19, amidst a diabetic hypo as the daylight dwindled.”

Favourite Routes

Skinhead Moonstomp (E6 6b), Gogarth Main Cliff, Anglesey.

The Super-Duper Calebrese (E6 6b), Red Walls, Anglesey.

The Wise Hoy Hawk (E5 6a), Rora Head, Hoy. (first ascent, onsight).

The Bonxie (E6 6b), Pabbay, Outer Hebrides.

Audjudicator Wall (E3 5c), Dovedale, Peak District.

Darkness at Noon (E5 6a), Huntsman’s Leap, Pembroke.

Lean Machine (E5 6a), Swanage, Dorset.

Regent Street (E2 5c), Millstone, Peak District.

Diagonal (HVS 5a), Dinas Mot, Llanberis Pass.

Bosigran Ridge (VD), Bosigran, Cornwall.

Never Get Out The Boat (8a), The Diamond, North Wales.

Zinc Oxide Mountain (7b+), Battleship, Portland.

Paul o’Grady SS (7B+), Ogwen Valley.

The Nadser (7B+), Kyloe in, Northumberland.