The 1980’s saw climbing standards rise exponentially. At the start of the decade, 5.12 was cutting edge, but by the end of the 1980’s, 5.14d was the new world standard.

A small group of climbers would do anything to climb full-time, sleeping in sheds underneath crags and living off the dole.

By the end of the decade, the sport had changed beyond recognition and set a paradigm for future generations.

These climbers were living outside the rest of society and went on to become the most influential figures in the history of British climbing.

A UKClimbing.com film directed by Nick Brown and supported by BMC TV and Boreal.

It features Jerry Moffatt, Ben Moon, Andy Pollitt, Johnny Dawes, Chris Gore, Martin ‘Basher’ Atkinson, Zippy, Craig Smith, Steve the Pro, Quentin Fisher, Mark Leach and Ed Douglas.

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