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FRI NIGHT VID: Rob Matheson 50 Years On - Catacomb (E1 5b)

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 UKC News 16 Sep 2022

Rob Matheson is back on his mission to reclimb some of his classic routes in this week's Friday Night Video. Rob returns to Dow Crag with his son, Craig, fifty years after his first ascent of Catacomb that he climbed with his Dad, Murdoch.

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 JimR 16 Sep 2022
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What a cracking inspiring film and climber. Catacomb looks absolutely brilliant on a fantastic crag!

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Lovely film of a lovely looking climb. 

 TechnoJim 17 Sep 2022
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That was lovely. What an absolute dude.

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This one is just great, E7 at 72:

youtube.com/watch?v=WF3KeGGRBU4&

 Sean Kelly 17 Sep 2022
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Very enjoyable. A route us ordinary mortals can aspire to. Thanks for posting.

 alan moore 18 Sep 2022
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Love these films.

Hope there are a few more to come!

 Wicamoi 19 Sep 2022
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Lovely video. Pair of heroes.

"Yeah - this is for you dad......... You could say that to me one day Craig."

"Aye."

What is it with the Lake District and cutting edge climbing dynasties, these Mathesons and Birketts? Are there any examples from elsewhere in the British Isles? I can't think of any from Scotland. Enlighten me UKC.

In reply to Wicamoi:

Pasquills and Whittakers in Lancashire and Peak respectively.

In reply to Wicamoi:

> I can't think of any from Scotland. Enlighten me UKC.

Doug and Uisdean Hawthorn off the top of my head. I'm sure there are others.

In reply to planetmarshall:

> Pasquills and Whittakers in Lancashire and Peak respectively.

Steve and Hazel Findlay.

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Great stuff 👍🏻

In reply to steveriley:

> This one is just great, E7 at 72:

Excellent achievement, cheers for posting.

 deepsoup 20 Sep 2022
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> What is it with the Lake District and cutting edge climbing dynasties, these Mathesons and Birketts? Are there any examples from elsewhere in the British Isles?

I don't know about 'cutting edge' but here's an example from this very parish:

https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/photography/three_generations_on_wall_end_slab-13760

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 jpicksley 20 Sep 2022
In reply to Wicamoi:

Allen and Blair Fyffe.

 HB1 20 Sep 2022
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Loved the video - just about enjoyed the climb (we did Leopard's Crawl and Murray's Super-direct first of all) but tiring! Ten years ago, approaching 65 - it's all been a bit downhill since then I'm afraid - clip-ups in the quarries -it's just not the same

 C Witter 20 Sep 2022
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Brilliant! Inspired to do Catacomb soon.

And have seen Rob and Craig at Dow the last two or three times I've been I think they possibly live under the stretcher box...

 Wicamoi 20 Sep 2022
In reply to C Witter:

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions to my query: several father to son/daughter successions but I don't think any of them really match up to the dynasty status of the Mathesons and the Birketts. Three generations each climbing at or near the top standard of their day. Deepsoup's very nice example was the only other three generation story, but much more gently geared. Any more British and Irish climbing dynasties? Or any mother and daughter successions?

Seems to me that the three generations story of the Mathesons, part captured in this video, is pretty rare - it should be properly celebrated. 

 matt3210 23 Sep 2022
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Beautiful film, loved it.


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