I am Jerry Moffatt

by Michael Ryan Feb/2009
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Last night was the official launch of Jerry Moffatt – Revelations, the biography of one of the world's top rock climbers of the last 30 years. At his peak, Jerry was the best in the world at bouldering and lead rock climbing, as well as being a pioneer in training techniques, and a main mover in the development of lead climbing walls.

The launch was at Jerry's pub, The Old Crown on Scotland Road, Sheffield and organised by Jon Barton and John Coefield of Vertebrate Publishing.

Jerry Moffatt – Revelations has been available for just over a month and is flying off the shelves. Jerry is one of only a handful of true Rock Stars in the world of climbing with a larger than life persona and a set of achievements to match. He set out to be the best and he was.

The launch was attended by many of Jerry's friends and his very capable ghost writer, Niall Grimes.

You can see a selection of photograhs from the evening here.

Next up for Vertebrate Publishing is the autobiography another icon of British and World climbing, Ron Fawcett

You can buy a signed copy at: www.v-outdoor.co.uk/ and Jerry is embarking on a slide show tour about his climbing life, including an appearance at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival on Saturday 28th February

Next up for Vertebrate Publishing is the autobiography another icon of British and World climbing, Ron Fawcett.

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Jerry Moffatt and Jack Geldard, Jerry has just signed a copy for Pete Robins

SCENES FROM - the official launch of Jerry Moffatt – Revelations.

Niall Grimes, Jon Barton and Jerry Moffatt, 157 kbNiall Grimes, Jon Barton and Jerry Moffatt
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A crowd of climbers in Jerry's pub, The Old Crown on Scotland Road, Sheffield., 115 kbA crowd of climbers in Jerry's pub, The Old Crown on Scotland Road, Sheffield.
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 Jerry Moffatt and Niall Grimes, 90 kb Jerry Moffatt and Niall Grimes
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Jack Geldard, Editor of UKClimbing.com and Jerry Moffatt, 165 kbJack Geldard, Editor of UKClimbing.com and Jerry Moffatt
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Mark Pretty and Chris Plant, 79 kbMark Pretty and Chris Plant
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Mark Leach and Helen, 102 kbMark Leach and Helen
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The Publishers, John Coefield and Jon Barton of Vertebrate Publishing, 82 kbThe Publishers, John Coefield and Jon Barton of Vertebrate Publishing
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Jerry Moffatt and Niall's Book????, 77 kbJerry Moffatt and Niall's Book????
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