When I was a wide-eyed youth cutting my teeth at Pex Hill, I lived on this stuff. It was my window into what climbing could be.Phil Davidson, arriving at the top of the crag on his motorbike, giving the engine a good rev to let the assorted characters and hangers-on know that the King had arrived. Soloing down Dateline (oft-wet E3) in his biker boots. Pop the rock shoes on. Solo up The Knife (E4/5) and down Black Magic (E5/6).Giving himself arthritis by doing 1000 pull ups a day in the shop at Ellis Brighams in Liverpool.
Glad he's enshrined in the colour text in the Cheshire Sandstone guide.
Before lockdown we had agreed to do a Jam Crack podcast together. Covid interrupted that.
Do one with Joe H, he knew Phil well.
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