VIDEO: James McHaffie - The Meltdown 9a First Ascent
by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Aug/2013
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This week's Friday Night Video is an absolutely brilliant bit of film-making by Adam Hocking. Adam, a fantastic climber himself, travelled down to Wales twice to film his friend and another pretty handy climber (James McHaffie) last year when James made the first ascent of The Meltdown, the long standing Johnny Dawes project in the Dinorwig slate quarries above Llanberis.
Big congratulations to James for doing the route, and to Adam for putting together such an excellent short film. The film features some hard climbing acion, some insightful commentary from James, and of course some thought provoking comments from Johnny Dawes himself.
Nice one Adam - looking forward to seeing the next film.
VIDEO: James McHaffie on The Meltdown - 9a Slab!
We have an excellent article by James McHaffie coming up next week detailing his recent ascent of the bold E9 The Indian Face, as well as an interview with James about that route, and with George Ullrich about his climbing exploits too - watch this space...
James McHaffie is sponsored by Arc'teryx , DMM , Sterling Rope , Five Ten
| Forums ( Read More... | 22 comments, 12 Aug 2013 )|
|I've just watched it and I reckon Caff is using some awesome body tension, precision gripping and dynamic changes of balance just as Dawes did. Great little film - Dawes is still a great enthusiast and I find that...|
pasbury - 12 Aug 2013
Awesome stuff! Two thoughts: i) It'd be interesting to see what visiting euro-wads made of this - not that it'd shut everyone down, but it seems like quite a unique style of climbing and a long way from euro-limestone...
Ramblin dave - 06 Aug 2013
|Looks great, where is it (can't find it in the logbooks)? Regarding the video, I liked it, but wasn't keen on the text, it appeared to slowly and could maybe be better positioned? Not a criticism, as I say, I enjoyed...|
Martin1978 - 03 Aug 2013
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