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

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

I agree, great stuff.
I wonder what else is hiding under Alun's bed?
 simes303 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 20 Jul 2012
In reply to UKC News:

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

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

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

Brilliant, fascinating!
 Calder 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 20 Jul 2012
What an ending
 DAVETHOMAS90 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 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: youtube.com/watch?v=5_sfnQDr1-o&
 bigdan050 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 21 Jul 2012
In reply to UKC News: Bloody top-ropers.
 christoph owen 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 22 Jul 2012
In reply to UKC News:

Totally brilliant !
Masters at work
In reply to Alex Thompson:

A brief teaser
vimeo.com/46942531


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