Calling all slab climbers! Save the date! Join us on Saturday, February 3rd, for Slabfest featuring the legendary Johnny Dawes!

Get ready to be inspired by one of the greatest technical climbers.

Step up your slab game at our slab comp, open to any and all abilities, featuring bloc’s set by Johnny Dawes himself! How many can you send?

There will also be a raffle, prizes, market stalls, selling a range of climbing accessories, apparel and more!

Regular centre entry rates apply for the competition and the rest of the festival.

Comp runs from 1PM – 7PM, see you there! 🌞

Who is Johnny Dawes?

Johnny Dawes, AKA The Stone Monkey, is a British rock climber and author, known for his dynamic climbing style and bold traditional climbing routes. This included the first ascent of Indian Face, the first-ever route at the E9-grade. Dawes is widely considered a legend of British rock climbing.

He has also attracted fans with his “no-hands” technique on slab, making use of incredibly precise movement to stay balanced (often while dressed eccentrically!)

Featured Image: Johnny Dawes at Millstone Edge. Photo: Rich Heap