VIDEO: Johnny Dawes E6 First Ascent

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In this clip from the forth coming film Welsh Connections we see British climbing legend Johnny Dawes do battle with pitch 4 of his girdle traverse of Scimitar Ridge, Llanberis Pass, North Wales.Johnny's new route The Bolton Wanderer (E6) was climbed onsight, but Johnny had previously climbed many of the 'up routes' on the crag through which The Bolton Wanderer passes. His ascent was reported in the UKC News back in July:UKC News: Johnny is Back!It's difficult to decipher exactly where on the crag this pitch is due to the confusing nature of the rock at Scimitar Ridge, but it looks as though Johnny starts near the flying arête of King Wad (E6) and traverses through some steep and serious ground across Surgical Lust (E7) to pass through and clip the peg on Tufty Club Rebellion (E5) finishing by belaying in the safety of the large crack of Troy (E1).On being confronted by the large pendulum potential and hard climbing when he comes to follow the pitch, Johnny's climbing partner thinks better of it and opts not to follow…You can pre-order your copy of Welsh Connections HereVIDEO: Johnny Dawes on the Bolton Wanderer (E6), Scimitar RidgeWelsh Connections is out this week, and premiers at Kendal Mountain Festival on Friday night.Related Video: Jack Geldard onsighting Surgical Lust (E7), Scimitar Ridge Diesen Artikel inkl. Bilder auf anschauen