The Dawes to lecture at Welsh Indoor Climbing Centre, Dec 1

South Wales is next in the Johnny Dawes tour: he will be doing a slide/video lecture at the WICC wall in Treharris, near Cardiff. Tickets are £5 from the WICC or the Johnny Dawes website (see link).Niall Grimes describes a previous lecture: “We had video footage of a Nelson´s Column incident, and then some really amazing footage; Stanage´s The Asp on top rope, one handed, and then Downhill Racer, solo, one handed… The top move, a necky 5c crimp move, miles up, is dispatched with an aggressive confidence, knowing no doubt as to the outcome. Pure Dawes, Pure Inspiration. “Then we were treated to a recital of one of the greatest pieces of climbing writing ever, as far as I am concerned. The Dawes´ article, Not Necessarily About the Indian Face, was written in the raw aftermath of his completion of the country´s first E9, and is in turn inspirational, thrilling, chilling, and fatally desperate.”