“What I’m most proud of is the feeling that sometimes I’m completely in sync with what the rock can do, that it’s almost as if it’s asking something of you. It’s like impersonal music – it’s not written as music but some geological quirk has made it into a piece of music which, when you listen to it, makes you dance. And if you really pay attention to the dance, the harder the route gets, the more blank and featureless it is, the better and more complex is the message you get from the rock.”

Johnny Dawes