Biography[ edit ] In , age 18, he did the first ascent of Little Plumb E6 6c Peak District England probably the hardest technical piece of climbing in the UK at that time. In Jerry spent the summer living in a cave at Stoney Middleton training and bouldering. At Stoney after much top rope practice he soloed Scarab E6 6b it was probably the hardest thing soloed in the world at that time. In September of that year he travelled to the U. No one in the world at that time came close to soloing as many routes of that difficulty. Tragically his good friend Niel Molner died soloing that summer which stopped Jerry soloing for the next year.
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Shelves: adventure-real , autos-and-bios , mountains It is most certainly not a book for non-climbers. Only towards the end of the book does he tie up a number of questions that I asked myself throughout the first two thirds of the book. He devotes a chapter to how he financed all of this and built some financial security for himself as he got married and had children.
The last few chapters gives some slight insights into who he is as a person. It seems a pity that the most exciting time in climbing is not represented in better quality narratives about the era, on par with the accounts of Joe Brown, Don Whillains, Mo Antoine and others who made their mark from the fifties to the seventies. I gave Johnny Dawes a try for a page or two, before deciding that it is perhaps a bit esoteric for my taste.
Shall get going on Ron Fawcett in the next few months. It is nevertheless a worthwhile read, on a subject and an era with a pausity of good accounts, and for me a pleasantly nostalgia inducing read.
To view it, click here. I actually read the mental training chapter during a climbing trip - ticking my hardest redpoint with an improved approach.
Jerry Moffatt – Revelations