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Johnny Dawes (54) back to 8b+
OffLine 8a.nu
  2018-11-11 00:00:00    
British legend Johnny Dawes is back on the game after a long process of efforts. A year ago he did Abuela Carmen 8a in La Pedriza, Spain. That day he tried on a top rope Inuït 8b+ just for fun and fixed it as a goal for the next season. The last week he tried first to check the moves and sent it on his second go. More info on his Insta. ©Talo Martin

Known as the developer of the dynamic climbing, in 1985 he bolted Meltdown 9a slab. In 1986 he fell in the last bolt due to a hold broke in the last hard moves (video of 1986 trying the route with Jerry Moffat). Meltdown was FA'd by James McHaffie in 2012 and recently repeated by Ignacio Mulero in 2018.
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OffLine Federico Trespiernas
  2018-11-11 09:40:04    
Pure mastery.
OffLine jorge will
  2018-11-11 14:59:42    
OffLine Atious
  2018-11-11 15:48:02    
one of kind, and so inspiring!
OffLine Kenny Walker
  2018-11-11 22:39:24    
The Stone Monkey lives! This makes me very happy to read. I read about JD putting up a new E7 near Indian Face recently so knew he was fit, but this is just brilliant.
OffLine Alan Little
  2018-11-12 09:55:49    
leyenda británica!