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Ramon Marin

Alpkiteer

Growing up near the Catalan Pyrenees I’ve always had an attraction to mountains. I started climbing aged 14, but skiing took over for most of my teenage years, eventually becoming an instructor. It was only later, when I lived in the Dolomites, that climbing really took hold.

I make my living doing graphic design, but climbing has been the fabric that has knitted my life. In the last 20 years I’ve explored many corners of the world looking for things to climb. I especially enjoy the winter environment and the ephemerality of ice climbing. I’m based in London but I spend as much time climbing around the UK with my wife Viki and our trusty old camper van.

The Number Crunch:

  • Sport Climbing: Redpoint 8a / Onsight 7c+
  • Trad Climbing: E8 Headpoint / E6 Flash
  • Mixed Climbing: M13+ redpoint / M11 Onsight
  • Ice Climbing: Wi6+
  • Scottish Winter: VIII, 8
  • Ranked 27th in Ice Climbing World Cup (Saas Fee)
Route sending
  • Cryophobia M8+/Wi6. Canadia
  • The Real Big Drip M8/Wi6+. Canada
  • Mehr Power Wi6+. Kandersteg.
  • Reise Integral Wi6. Kandersteg.
  • Kraftwerk Wi6 (first ascent). Kandersteg.
  • Steel Koan M13+. Canada.
  • Neolithic M11 (Onsight). Canada
  • My Piano E8. Nesscliffe, UK.
  • Dalriada E7. Scotland
  • Sundance VIII, 8. Scotland.

04 03 2019 - Daring Deeds

Senja Frozen Wonderland
Winter climbing in Norway

29 01 2019 - Daring Deeds

Scratch & Win
Ramon heads North for some winter climbing training

21 08 2018 - Daring Deeds

Against The Ebbing Tide
A perfect summer for "recovery" climbing

17 10 2017 - Daring Deeds

My Piano
climbing frenzy at Nesscliffe, Shropshire

27 04 2017 - Daring Deeds

The Red Gold
Climbing at Red River Gorge

01 03 2016 - Daring Deeds

Hard graft & blunt picks
Scottish winter climbing

04 09 2015 - News

FixeRoca Siurana rope tested
Testing the FixeRoca Siurana rope

27 02 2015 - Daring Deeds

Steel Koan M13+
Summing up the last few ascents in Canada

09 01 2015 - Daring Deeds

Euro Training Camp
Ramon tries to find ice

20 11 2014 - Daring Deeds

Gaining the margins
Ramon climbs Marginal Gains M11

20 08 2014 - Daring Deeds

So summer, so good
Ramon enjoys his summer of climbing

01 07 2014 - Daring Deeds

Wake up, Rack up, Man up
climbing Scottish sea cliffs from Reiff to Pabbay

11 03 2014 - Daring Deeds

Push the Button
Ramon visits Siurana for some sun

19 11 2013 - News

Careful Torque for Ramon
Ramon climbs Careful Torque M11

18 11 2013 - Daring Deeds

White Goods 2013
Annual dry tooling meet in North Wales.

05 01 2012 - Daring Deeds

Lip Project
Drytooling at White Goods.

29 12 2011 - Daring Deeds

The “Goods” bootcamp
Drytooling at White Goods

08 11 2011 - Daring Deeds

8a with no spurs
Sport climbing 8a

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