RICHARD (SHAK)

When did you join the Highball Crew?
September 2017.

What’s your job title at Highball?
I'm part of the climbing coaching team.

What is your preferred discipline of climbing?
As a proper Norfolk climber I am predominantly an indoor boulderer. But whenever I can get away I do love a good scramble or mountain.

What are your climbing goals or projects for 2021?
TRAD Always wanted to learn it but never got the opportunity. That and get STRONK.

Favourite TV show/Film?
The Martian.

Super Powers: Which one would you choose?
Teleportation any day. Free travel, no commutes, telefragging and easy bank robbery what's not to like.

Favourite Quote?
“It is so shocking to find out how many people do not believe that they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.”― Frank Herbert, Dune

"Good Day

I’m most commonly referred to as Shak, short for my last name. At Highball I’m part of the Coaching/Instruction crew. When I’m climbing I mostly like to mess around and have fun.

I was a big geek before I was a Climber, and still spend most my time playing games and watching anime. I used to be in the top 99.9th percentile in Halo which is my only claim to fame.

I'll be honest I am somewhat bad at writing Bios so I will simply Bullet point things I like.

  • Space (Kerbal space program is a great game)
  • Mountains
  • Icecream
  • Dogs
  • Cold Weather
  • Orange
  • Cakes
  • Baking said cakes
  • Rice
  • Anime
  • Food

Peace!"