Robin Barker

Media

Transcendence (E9)
Added at 14:01 on 06 January 2021
Transcendence (E9)
Added at 14:01 on 06 January 2021
Free Monster (8a, FA)
Added at 09:03 on 14 March 2021
The Albatrossity (8a+, FA)
Added at 09:03 on 14 March 2021
Unfamiliar (E7, FA)
Added at 09:03 on 14 March 2021
Black Car Burning (E7, FA)
Added at 09:03 on 14 March 2021
Cock Robin (E6, FA)
Added at 09:03 on 14 March 2021
The Grand Potato (E7, FA)
Added at 19:02 on 20 February 2021
Cock Robin (E6, FA)
Added at 19:02 on 20 February 2021
Marbellous (E8, FA)
Added at 18:02 on 21 February 2021

Ascents

10 recorded ascents.

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Captain Invincible E9 (Lead) 01 Jan 1993 (approx)

Second ascent. 1993 or 1994.

https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg439184.html#msg439184

Transcendence E9 (Lead)

Second ascent. Robin had a finger injury at the time!

In terms of the grade, I suspect I was a bit over-zealous with suggesting 6c and 7a is likely the correct grade. In previous discussions with Malcolm I think we agreed something like E8 / 7a / 8b / 7C+. Regardless of the grade, Transcendence is a very fine line with superb climbing and a might good effort from Malcolm at the time. [1]

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg581608.html#msg581608

I held Robin’s ropes when he repeated it. I’ll always remember because he was mid crux and then slapping for the break when a RAF Tornado roared past the crag a few meters away with a body shaking, terrifying, ear splitting boom just as he grabbed the break with one hand just as I clamped both of mine over my ears with the ropes held lightly in one hand. I was mightily relieved that he didn’t fall off. Great days 😳 [2]

[2] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg581588.html#msg581588

Marbellous E8 (Lead) 01 Oct 1997 (approx)

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.115413049915581/115415916581961

Unfamiliar E7 (Lead) 16 Aug 1992

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.117978419659044/117980099658876

Black Car Burning E7 (Lead) 01 Jan 1993 (approx)

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.117978419659044/117981222992097

The Grand Potato E7 (Lead) 07 May 1993

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.115413049915581/115413879915498

Cock Robin E6 (Lead) 01 May 1994 (approx)

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.115413049915581/115414339915452

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.117978419659044/117981336325419

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date