When did you join the Highball Crew?
August 2015, it's been a long time.

What’s your job title at Highball?
I work within the coaching team.

What is your preferred discipline of climbing?
Bouldering, it's the only form I indulge in.

What are your climbing goals or projects for 2021?
'Breakfast' over in Burbage West.

Favourite Books?
'A Thousand Splendid Suns' and '7 Years in Tibet'.

Favourite Song?
Beethovens ‘Choral’ Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Any travel plans when COVID allows?
Getting married in Yosemite in April 2022.


"Hello, my name is Jake. I love animals. I have two cats who are horrid beings one is ginger/white with a squished face and the other looks like a pretty tabby. I listen to a lot of audiobooks, take good care of my hair, I abhor the cold and adore the heat. In the winter you will see me huddled in two down jackets and in the summer you will see me in one. I tier places I visit by how good the ice cream is.

I once read a paper in bed, and in the personal columns, there was this letter I read; If you like piña coladas and gettin' caught in the rain, If you're not into yoga, If you have half a brain. . . write to me and escape"