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Needle Sports' Staff - David Jones

David started climbing at the age of 14 and entered several of the local CABL comps. Bouldering is still a keen interest but so now is deep water soloing and rock climbing both here and abroad. Highlights include The Diedre (E2) at Kilnsey, The Strangler (E4) at Stanage, Electric Warrior (F7b) at Chapel Head and Chiselling the Dragon (F7c) at Malham.



Left: David demonstrating his slacklining skills at Font.

Photo: Chris Walton



Right: David taking part in the British University Sports Association Bouldering Competition. He won!
Photo: James Bunch






Below: David on Swimming through a Shark Attack (F8a+), in the Poema de Roch Cave, El Choro, Spain. Photo: Lester Smith


Above: David deep water soloing on the Island of Hvar in Croatia. He is on his new line, Sharp Arete (F7a-ish).
Photo: Will Tarran.

Below: David on Underhand (V8) at Almscliffe. He flashed it!
Photo: Paige Tovey

David on the first ascent of The Arete Direct (E3 6b) at the Point of the Snibe, Galloway Hills.