Jerry Moffatt (1963-)
From brat prat to cool cat
Although it’s hard to believe, the Porsche-racing, bare-torsoed, semi-ironic narcissist Moffatt earned his original reputation as a bold traditional climber and scarily competent soloist. Aged just 18, he climbed Little Plum at the Derbyshire limestone cliff of Stoney Middleton, then regarded as the hardest rock climb in the country. In the early ’80s he was seen as the main contender among those queuing to snatch Big Ron Fawcett’s crown as King of British Climbing.