The Ticklist: Anna Taylor completes her Mountain Rock challenge

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In this week's Ticklist, Rob Greenwood talks about Anna Taylor's continuous, self-powered round of the 100 routes that feature in Steve Broadbent's 'Mountain Rock' guidebook. In the course of just 53 days, Anna cycled, ran and walked almost 2,000km to reach and make each climb in Scotland, England and Wales.

She soloed the majority of the routes, graded between Moderate and Very Severe, climbing a total of 12,402 metres. Anna's fiancé Mathew Wright provided support along the way, meeting her at various points and capturing images and footage to document the trip.

Written by climber and author Steve Broadbent, Mountain Rock was published in 2020. The guidebook selects and describes in detail 100 of the UK's best multi-pitch routes for the aspiring climber, all graded between Moderate and Very Severe. Last year, Anna Taylor completed a round of the 83 routes that feature in Ken Wilson's 1978 book Classic Rock. Despite the difficulties of her first experience of combining bike touring with climbing, the adventure gave Anna an appetite for more and she devised her Mountain Rock plan over the winter. During her tour, Anna cycled over 1,600km, with over 12,000m of elevation, and ran or walked almost 340km.

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Anna is an up and coming British trad climber based in the Lake District. She has multiple climbs in the E6-E8 range on her CV and favours bold and often unprotectable climbs...

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