11/01/2016 17:32:08

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Needle Sports’ Staff - Will Veitch


Will is an active climber on rock, ice and alpine peaks. Local leads include such classics as Holly Tree Crack (E1) on Sergeant Crag Slabs, Creeping Jesus (HVS) on Shepherd's Crag and South-East, Central and Window Gullies (III, II and II/III) on Great End. He has climbed in Scotland in winter and in the alps in Chamonix and the Saas-Grund area of Switzerland. When not bouldering at the Bowderstone or painting skirting boards in the old house he has bought, he can often be found fell-running, at which he is rather good.


Will on Y Gully Right Branch (II), Coire an Lochain (Harry Ellis).



Will on German Schoolgirls (E2), Dinorwic Quarry, Wales (Chris Dale).

Mice         Will on Mice (VS), Black Crag,Wrynose Pass (Sheelagh King).



Will leading Psychotherapy (E2), Vivian Quarry, Wales (Chris Dale).



Will competing in the Grisedale Grind (he came 15th out of 65ish). ( Pete Richards, Keswick AC)



Will and Chris Cox on the summit of the Weissmeis (4023m), Switzerland. (Harry Ellis)