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Dawes and Dixon talk Indian FaceVideo Interview

© Hotaches

Back in 2008 we released this excellent video interview from Hotaches featuring Johnny Dawes and Nick Dixon in a pub (of course).

As we are having an Indian Face special at the moment, it seemed only right to bring this back to the front of the site.

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'.


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8 Sep, 2013
Whats with all the sticky tape and stuff on Nick Dixon is this a sign of climbing above ones physical ability or the result of a fall.. just curious
9 Sep, 2013
Neither, he had been finger jamming a narrow crack. Others say that he had been changing a tyre.
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