Statement of Youth: Hunter House Road and the Dole
UKC
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Climbers: Jerry Moffatt, Ben Moon, Andy Pollitt, Chris Gore, Martin ‘Basher’ Atkinson, Zippy, Craig Smith, and many more

The 1980s was a time of social upheaval and this was reflected in the lives of climbers at the time. Jerry Moffatt, Ben Moon and others lived in a house with up to 20 other people. The state of the house was horrendous, but at least there were people to go climbing with. There were very few jobs available, so everyone was claiming the dole - one of Margaret Thatcher's unintended legacies was to help push the standards of world rock climbing.