/ Johnny Dawes hits the slate quarries!!!!

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ian Ll-J - on 16 Jun 2011
Frogger - on 16 Jun 2011
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Cool! Isn't he releasing an autobiography soon?
Bahhhhumbug on 16 Jun 2011 - 69.7.138.1 [proxy34.messagelabs.net]
In reply to ian Ll-J:
So good to see Johnny back recently & now this !!. A few years ago I did fear for his demise but fantastic to see him back near or even at the top of his game.
Darren Jackson - on 16 Jun 2011
In reply to ian Ll-J:

I'll bet that he hurt his fist?... Personally, I'd rather hit John Rushby. With a shovel.
Simmy - on 16 Jun 2011
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Great stuff go Johnny go go go!
jimjimjim on 16 Jun 2011
In reply to Frogger: did you not read it all then?
gingerwolf - on 16 Jun 2011
In reply to ian Ll-J: clearly well timed publicity for that soon-to-be-released autobiography!

But nice to know he is still top of his game! :)
Gordon Stainforth - on 16 Jun 2011
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Fabulous news. I like (I mean, don't like the sound of!) this new technique of laybacking using your cheek!
johncoxmysteriously - on 16 Jun 2011
In reply to Gordon Stainforth:

Yes, the words 'of my face' came as a great relief, didn't they?

Interesting he says on that link he's in the process of creating a new E10 in Wales. He's obviously fitter than he's been for a while, that's for sure, but still I'll believe that when I see it. Presumably this is The Meltdown redivivus. I forget what the story was there - a hold fell off the overlap and was due to be resculpted in gold, IIRC - but was the story that that made it impossible, or just spoiled the thing and Johnny lost interest?

jcm
johncoxmysteriously - on 16 Jun 2011
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:

http://ianparnellphotography.blogspot.com/2009/04/in-hands-of-masters.html

Interesting link on the Meltdown theme. I guess Caff didn't do it in 2009, then, unless I missed it. I was wondering why no-one seemed to have thried it these last 20 years; perhaps people actually did and just haven't been able to do it.

jcm
McGuinness - on 16 Jun 2011
In reply to johncoxmysteriously: It's still being tried. And it hasn't had an ascent yet.
Michael Ryan - on 16 Jun 2011
PontiusPirate on 16 Jun 2011
In reply to Darren Jackson:

> I'll bet that he hurt his fist?... Personally, I'd rather hit John Rushby. With a shovel.

It better be a strong shovel, Rubbishy's face is made of Titanium these days! ;-)

PP


stroppygob - on 17 Jun 2011
In reply to ian Ll-J: I've always had a great admiration for Johnny. Great to see him back on his game. One of the true greats of his generation. I once had a beer with him in Llanberis, I was paying natch.
The Pylon King on 17 Jun 2011
In reply to ian Ll-J:

He's the Man!
mloskot - on 17 Jun 2011
In reply to ian Ll-J: This news makes my day! Big congrats Johnny!
Simon Panton - on 17 Jun 2011
In reply to johncoxmysteriously: No it's actually a different line (a desperate looking thing on Dinas Mot), but he did say he was keen to get back on the Meltdown.
Days on Rock - on 17 Jun 2011
In reply to ian Ll-J: What a legend; can't wait for his autobiography. Hopefully a nice bit of his rhapsodising on the spiritual side of climbing, the Indian Face section on the Stone Monkey DVD was great. He's a nutter!
mark mcgowan01 - on 17 Jun 2011
In reply to ian Ll-J: well done Johnny!
monkeyboyraw - on 18 Jun 2011
In reply to Simon Panton: I wondered if that was it, he pointed it out to me from the Cromlech a month or so back. Real scary looking!
Ed Booth - on 18 Jun 2011
In reply to Simon Panton: Is it the rounded arete left of top pitch of direct routes top pitch??
Or one of the wings on the Mot?
Wry Gob - on 19 Jun 2011
In reply to ian Ll-J:

A bit of E7 on-sight cheek-backing, on a whim. Total legend :-)

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