John David Dunne (1968-)
Slim Boy Fat
As a chubby schoolboy in the early 1980s, burly Bradfordian John Dunne
pissed off a lot of people by being better than them and telling
them so. He would burn off all-comers at the Richard Dunn Centre then
have them hold him down while he did endless reps on the lat bar.
As The King of Malham during the sport climbing boom he made
the first ascents of Magnetic Fields (the UKs probable first
F8b), poached the first ascent of Predator (F8b) from Steve Rhodes,
and made the second ascent of Mark Leachs Cry Freedom (F8b+).
Still not sated, Dunne also flashed Cave Route Righthand and then
took his awesome power, fitness and boldness to the grit to produce ascents
epitomised by New Statesman (E8 6c) at Ilkley.