12 Aug Johnny is back!
Johnny Dawes has climbed a new route, onsight, on Scimitar Ridge (UK) .
Johnny Dawes is a living legend in British climbing. In 1986, he was responsible for perhaps the most inspired new route in the sport’s recent history.
He is well known for his 1980’s gritstone test-pieces as well as his North Wales additions such as The Indian Face (E9 6c) and The Quarryman (E8 7a), where he pushed the barriers of the possible beyond the imagination of almost all his contemporaries
The new route is a multi pitch traverse, sweeping across the crag from the left side. Johnny has completed the meat of the route and is planning to return to finish off a final, much easier, pitch to complete the full girdle of the crag.