/ NEWS: FRI NIGHT VID: Dawes and Moffatt Attempting 'The Meltdown' 9a

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UKC News - on 20 Jul 2012
Johnny Dawes attempting The Meltdown in the mid 1980's, 4 kbThis Friday we have an awesome video. Johnny Dawes and Jerry Moffatt, two of the most iconic climbers in British climbing history, are seen here attempting 'The Meltdown', a project of Johnny's that was climbed recently by James McHaffie.

James McHaffie commented:

It's totally Johnny's inspiration, finding the line and bolting it..."

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67279

Alex Thompson - on 20 Jul 2012
In reply to UKC News: Awesome archive footage. Please, please, please say that someone filmed Caff's ascent!
simes303 - on 20 Jul 2012
In reply to Alex Thompson:

I agree, great stuff.
I wonder what else is hiding under Alun's bed?
simes303 - on 20 Jul 2012
I remember hearing of The Meltdown 20 odd years ago and thinking it sounded crazy. It actually looks like a pretty short route, although the description says 25m. Is what we see in the video all of the hardest part or is there more?
nathanlee - on 20 Jul 2012
In reply to UKC News:

superb, thanks alot to alun for unearthing this pure gold.
Wee Davie - on 20 Jul 2012
In reply to UKC News:

Brilliant footage. More please!
TimB - on 20 Jul 2012
In reply to UKC News:

Brilliant to see this. Especially interesting to see Jerry on what's clearly his first go.
tom bre - on 20 Jul 2012
In reply to UKC News: Fascinating footage. Great to see Johnny and Jerry working this route
Jon Ratcliffe - on 20 Jul 2012
In reply to UKC News: Great stuff Alun! Pure gold...what else you got under that bed?
Dave 88 - on 20 Jul 2012
In reply to UKC News:

Amazing. Best Friday night vid in ages. I could watch johnny climb all day. Loved the 80's special effects too!
ericinbristol - on 20 Jul 2012
In reply to UKC News:

Brilliant, fascinating!
Calder - on 20 Jul 2012
In reply to UKC News:

This is superb, but where's the terrible soundtrack to spoil it? ;)

Loving the VHS flicker too - absolute blast from the past. You gotta get that tracking right....
chrishamper - on 20 Jul 2012
What an ending :-)
DAVETHOMAS90 - on 21 Jul 2012
In reply to UKC News:

Sweeet. What a joy.

No special cuts, no arty fluff, no dodgy music.

Simply the best video I've seen on UKC.

Pure gold indeed!

Dave T.
Andy Moles - on 21 Jul 2012
In reply to UKC News:

If you think that's an awesome video, you are pathetically easily pleased. You need to watch a genuinely awesome video, like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_sfnQDr1-o
bigdan050 - on 21 Jul 2012
In reply to Andy Moles: How exactly did you discover that?? Must be all the crap weather we've had - alot of time to kill!
Shani - on 21 Jul 2012
In reply to UKC News: Bloody top-ropers.
christoph owen - on 21 Jul 2012
In reply to Alex Thompson:
> (In reply to UKC News) Please, please, please say that someone filmed Caff's ascent!

I hope so tooooooooo!
Diggler - on 22 Jul 2012
In reply to UKC News:

Totally brilliant !
Masters at work :-)
ads.ukclimbing.com
simondgee - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to Alex Thompson:

A brief teaser
http://www.vimeo.com/46942531


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