VIDEO: The Indian Face (Interview with Johnny Dawes and Nick Dixon)

by Jack Geldard - Consulting Editor Dec/2008
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UKC are proud to present a video interview with Johnny Dawes and Nick Dixon.

This interview was expertly filmed and edited by Hotaches Productions

Extract from the 1989 Cloggy Guide by Paul Williams:

*** The Indian Face 150 feet
(a.k.a. The Headmaster's Wall)

Standard: E9; Exceptionally Severe (Excessively so). Rubbers.

It has been said that up the face to the right of A Midsummer Night's Dream, a pitch of such appalling difficulty as to be almost beyond the realms of human comprehension has been ascended without mechanical machinations or other insidious practices normally associated with a route of this calibre...

Protection is at best illusory; the whole sweep of rock affords not so much as a single nubbin on which the thinnest line may be secured, nor a single crack in which the most vestigal of chockstones could hope to gain lodgement. Should the leader fail to negotiate the crux, or be seized by a palsy high on the pitch, disaster must be imminent...

The successful leader, even though he be of a modest disposition, may relax, and justifiably award himself a 'pat on the back'.

In this UKC Exclusive video, Johnny Dawes and Nick Dixon (2 of the 3 people to have climbed The Indian Face) chat openly about their experiences on the route:

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