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James McHaffie is a climber and MIA qualified climbing instructor based in the UK. Having worked at Plas Y Brenin for the last 7 years he now works for himself guiding, running coaching awards for Mountain Training and works for Phill George Mountaineering on NGB courses such as MLs.
James specialises in rock climbing having onsighted/flashed more than 45 E7s covering most rock types in Britain, repeated the hardest sport climb in wales The Big Bang, the hardest sea cliff in Britain,The Longhope and set the hardest slab in Britain,The Meltdown.


ABOVE: James McHaffie Solos 100 Lakes Extremes

James has been an active climber in the UK and abroad since the early 1990′s. In this time he has climbed extensively in all disciplines, from multipitch trad routes to sport redpoints. His ticklist includes many routes throughout the UK including several new routes in Wales, The Lake District and Scotland. Climbing trips abroad have included Yosemite, Madagascar, Patagonia and many areas in Europe.

Some sport ascents:

Some favourite trad climbs:                           

Major Routes Overseas:

James McHaffie Solos 100 Lakes Extremes