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Tom Newman

Tom Newman, 27, manager and part owner of Climbing Depot Nottingham, GB Bouldering Team, and permanently motivated to train hard.

Hometown: Barnard Castle

Currently Resides: Manchester

Local Crag: The Roaches

Favourite Crag: I don't have one favourite crag, I tend to enjoy most crags.

How did you get into climbing?

My mum took me down to the local climbing wall for my 7th birthday party and I was hooked.

What is it you love most about climbing?

The fact that the same climb can provide such different challenges for different people, its very personal.

Biggest achievement in climbing?

Climbing the gritstone classic test pieces like Voyager and The Ace.

What’s your ape index?

+4.

What do you do when you’re not climbing?

I tend to cook and bake, I flipping love cake.

Best place you’ve climbed?

I’ve travelled the world climbing but Fontainebleau still takes first place for me.

Why do you love 3rd Rock?

Because they represent a fresh new design to the climbing culture

Favourite 3rd rock item?

The NOVA trousers

If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

Some form of fast bird because its way cooler than walking

What’s your weirdest talent?

I don’t really have one.

Treehouse or cavehouse?

Treehouse

Cheese or wine?

Cheese

Falafel or houmous?

Falafel

Goal for 2016?

To climb as many good/hard climbs as I can.