Anna Taylor


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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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Interview Anna Taylor on her Classic Rock by Bike Tour

Last month, Anna Taylor became the first person to complete a continuous round of all 83 routes that feature in 'Classic Rock', the iconic book by Ken Wilson. Carrying all of her kit, Anna cycled between each route, covering 1500 miles on...

Newsflash Anna Taylor completes Classic Rock by Bike Tour

Anna Taylor has become the first woman to complete a continuous round of all 83 routes that feature in 'Classic Rock', the iconic book by Ken Wilson. Carrying all of her kit with her, Anna cycled between each route, covering 1500 miles on...

News Disorderly Conduct (E8 6c) for Anna Taylor

Lake District climber Anna Taylor has climbed Disorderly Conduct (E8 6c) at Reecastle. The route was first climbed by Adam Hocking in 1997 and takes a bold, direct line near Daylight Robbery.

News Obsession Fatale E8 6c by Anna Taylor

19 year-old Anna Taylor has ticked Obsession Fatale E8 6c, her first of the grade. The 10m 'ultra sketchy slab' was first climbed by Julian Lines in 1992 and involves some delicate moves near the top.

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Men's Climbing Trousers

Climbing trousers - everyone wears them, but they're often a bit of an after-thought: do you turn up to the crag or the wall in your dirtiest jeans, or brightest Euro-wad pantaloons? In this test we compare 15 pairs of climbing-oriented strides...

La Sportiva Cyklon

Though this trail shoe's ideal habitat is rough and rocky, it's got the grip to deal with wet and muddy ground too, says Rob Greenwood, making it a great all-rounder for more technical hill running in the UK. It'd also be a good choice for walkers in search of a lighter,...

La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX

Is it a shoe, or a boot? Marrying a soft, supportive and shock-absorbing feel with a comparatively light weight, the Ultra Raptor Mid GTX arguably gives you the best of both worlds, says Dan Bailey. For lightweight backpacking, long summer hill days and...

PETZL IKO CORE - gimmick or innovation?

With its unique fit, the IKO CORE is a genuinely different and innovative headtorch. But whether it's much better than...

Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long...

La Sportiva Testarossa

The Testarossa MkII will please devotees of the early 2000s original, and route climbers alike, and is a worthwhile addition to La...

Petzl SWIFT RL - One Headtorch to Rule Them All?

The SWIFT RL offers an amazingly heavyweight power output in a light and compact package, says Rob Greenwood,...

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Berghaus Adapts aims to make the outdoors more accessible for all

Berghaus has announced details of a new initiative that will support the company's vision that the outdoors should be accessible for all. Working closely with recovering quadriplegic Ed Jackson, the brand has launched Berghaus Adapts, to demons...

Berghaus to bring athletes and adventure film premieres to Kendal

For the 20th consecutive year, Berghaus will have a big presence at Kendal Mountain Festival (KMF) in November. KMF returns as an in-person event from 18-21 November, and the adventures of Berghaus athletes and their...

New Climbing Gear Autumn/Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops this Autumn/Winter. We've taken a look at everything from the latest harnesses and helmets, to new rock shoes and cool cams. Take a peak:

Berghaus launches major tree planting commitment with the Good Wood Project

Berghaus has today revealed The Good Wood Project, marking the start...

Anna Taylor's Classic Rock Round: Week 2 update

The Welsh leg started in a pretty brutal way, with a 71 mile cycle to take us out of Bristol to the town...

Anna Taylor's Classic Rock Round: Week 1 update

The first of our weekly updates from Anna as she embarks on her self-powered Classic Rock Round.

Anna Taylor aims to be first woman to complete continuous Classic Rock round

Climber Anna Taylor is about to start an attempt to be the first woman to...

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