Indian Face Top Trumps!Ukc Special


Johnny Dawes Top Trump

Loads of Indian Face Content Coming Up on UKC!

September is here and summer is drawing to a close. It has been a wonderful year for British rock climbing, with dry crags, a warm breeze and some significant ascents... and about time too - the last three years have been an awful wash-out.

To celebrate all that is best about British summer, for the next two weeks we have a full schedule here at, with our Indian Face Special!

We have interviews with the seven ascensionists of this, the UK's first E9, with exclusive articles, first hand accounts, and even a web VIDEO EXCLUSIVE of Dave MacLeod leading the route courtesy of Hotaches Productions.

For the next two weeks look out for the daily update on the Indian Face, starting tomorrow with an exclusive article from Johnny Dawes himself: 'Facing The Indian'. We are going in chronological order, working through all the seven climbers and their ascents of this remarkable and iconic climb.

The Indian Face was the first route graded E9 in the UK (therefore the world) and was climbed by legend Johnny Dawes back in 1986. It maintains its reputation as a terrifying lead to this day. Ascents were few and far between, and then with the warm weather of this year came three ascents in a week - sparking this end of summer special on UKC.

To kick off this extravaganza, we have some fun Top Trumps style cards of the seven ascensionists - check them out here:

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2 Sep, 2013
what are the scores out of?
Top Trump scores aren't supposed to be 'out of' anything otherwise the game doesn't work. Different arbitrary scales are used for each one so that you have to learn what is good and bad. Alan
2 Sep, 2013
975 is sterling silver. Although it might be 925 now that I come to think of it.
2 Sep, 2013
<...arrggghhh... I've been desperately trying to avoid saying it but just can't resist, so apologies in advance> Jack's arse obviously. ;)
2 Sep, 2013
Why did 'Ape Index' not make it as a category? (And all the other stuff come to think about it - speeding fines, nights in custody, longest fall etc)
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