Following on from the popular Friday Night Video where we followed 'angry pensioner' Rob Matheson on an ascent of Catacomb (E1 5b), we join him again at Dow Crag where he looks to climb Tarkus (E2 5c), 50 years after he made the first ascent.
Yet another great little film.
Not sure why they chose the name ''angry pensioner productions " he seems like a top bloke, I wonder what he gets angry about.
So solid a climber .Incredible strong hands and excellent footwork. Totally agree with his comments on rock shoes.
A pleasure to watch these. Catacomb and Tarkus were my first Dow routes in about 1987.
Best climbing videos on YouTube by a mile.
I don't think I got either of those two runners in on the start, just a low one in the slot where you start, so I found the route quite scary. Must look harder next time!
Not watched this one yet but they are great videos, he climbs smoothly and talks sense.
50 years on from my first climb I intend to go back and repeat it, only 2 years to go but a tad easier than Mr Matheson Needle Ridge (VD)
> Best climbing videos on YouTube by a mile.
Great video and smooth climbing.
> I don't think I got either of those two runners in on the start, just a low one in the slot where you start, so I found the route quite scary. Must look harder next time!
I remember it being bold and I didn't find any runners until I was fairly high up. It was E1 in my guidebook at the time, did it in 1989. Saw Tarkus on stage in Glasgow in the 70s.