Ninth Life, Chee Dale Upper

E7 Trad climb

Named after Jerry Moffatt who decked from the upper reaches of the route on a previous attempt at the FA. Having completed all the hard, dangerous climbing and found a good runner he was stumped by the dirty top section so decided to lower off the runner. The runner failed and he landed flat on his back and was knocked unconscious, but miraculously awoke unscathed.

Alan Carne recalls

I thought he was dead. He landed flat on his back and was completely unconscious, immobile and I just looked at him and thought 'oh, my god, he's dead'.


Johnny Woodward


1 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date
Johnny Woodward Lead (Worked) 28 Apr 1982

Jerry Moffatt was so incensed that Woodward had plucked the FA from under him (after his huge ground fall) the he never spoke to him again.