Mike Law ('Claw') started climbing in 1970 with the primitive gear and waist belays of the time. When he was 15 he freed Janicepts (21) which became Australia's hardest route. He moved to Victoria in the 80s and climbed extensively at Mt Arapiles and The Grampians, his hardest routes there were the first ascents of Slope'n'Sleazin' and Slime Time (both 28). Moving back to NSW he developed popular crags such as The Freezer , and recently climbed many long new routes in the Grose Valley. He has used his background in material science in testing climbing gear and analysing the results.