Mark Collins

Enjoying adventures, well afterwards mostly. Old Man of Hoy, Old Man of Stoer, Kilnsey Main Overhang, walking to the Old Forge (British mainlands remotest pub) in torrential rain and then whimping out via the ferry on the way back, only to arrive in Fort William in time to see the first British male win Wimbledon in donkey's years.

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Best Climbing Experience
Realising I can do it.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Falling off.

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 2 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Anglezarke Quarry, Liverpool Castle

Interests Outside Climbing

About My Photography
I've had one or two in the top ten and one Photo of the Week, so I'm pretty happy with that.

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I've voted for 20,052 photos, average vote 3.5.
(9% superb - 36% good - 48% average - 4% poor - 0% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
I hate snakes, baked beans, and marmalade.

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User Profile

registered 09/Jun/03
updated 21/Mar/14


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Winter - III
Trad - E4
Sport - 6b
Aid - A2

Worked Grades
Trad - E8
Sport - 6b
Indoor - 6b
Bouldering - V3

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
The Roaches
Grit (quarried)

Favourite Wall
Cliff's Barn

I Climb...
Once a month
In the UK, Europe & USA

Favourite Climbs
The Sloth
Nobody Wept For Alec Trench
Commander Energy
Central Buttress
New West Climb
Fingertip Control
First Finale

Latest Climbs
Bumble Town f4+
Feature Creature f5
Arete Sitstart f4
Layback Sitstart SIT f4
Easy Up f3
Crackstone Rib S 4a
Flying Buttress VD
Spiral Stairs D
Spare Rib HVD 4a
Scrag End HVD 4a
Zip Crack M
Square Chimney M
Monkey Crack VD 4a
Square Buttress Corner D
Fire Curtain VD
... list all 1141 climbs

Ticklists BETA
The Julia Bradbury Collection 100%
Classic Rock 23%
Top ridge scrambles of Britain 17%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 14%
Hard Rock 3%
BMC staffordshire slab exam 42%
Stanage: My Favourite Five 40%
Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett 50%
BMC On-Peak Rock: Esoterica 11%
... list all 9 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Gaia E8 6c
... list all 1 climb