Boy combines two loves – playing the cello after climbing 30 feet up in the Peak District

There was nothing Crazy about one Derbyshire’s boy’s desire to combine his two passions – playing the cello and rock climbing.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 4:43 pm
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 9:05 am

Young Dylan Heason enjoys learning to play the cello and is already an accomplished, award-winning rock climber.

So it was no problem to take his cello to the top of the 30-feet Crazy Pinnacle, close to his home in Grindleford, for a spot of music practice.

From the top of the rocky outcrop, also known as Tegness Pinnacle, after the nearby quarry of the same name, the 11-year-old was filmed played the intro to hit TV show Game of Thrones, against the dramatic backdrop of the Peak District.

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Dylan, now aged 12, who lives in Grindleford with dad Matt, mum Sophie and brother Bryn, 14, said: “It is a really good view from up there, I can see my house.

“I wasn't scared, because I have been climbing up and down it for years.”

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Matt, 48, is also an accomplished rock climber and together with Dylan has scaled everything within a 15-kilometre radius of their home.

Dylan Heason and his dad Matt.

Matt, founder of outdoor events company Heason Events and director of the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, said: “Dylan loves climbing, he was essentially the British champion for his age group when he was nine.

“The pinnacle is a relatively easy climb – especially for him. He just climbed up from the bottom.

“I put a rope anchor on the summit and he had a climbing harness on, so he could clip in and be safe.

“He has been learning two things, Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles and the theme tune of Game of Thrones, although he’s not watched it, he's far too young.

Dylan Heason practicing the cello on the top of the 30-feet Tegness Pinnacle.

“He saw it in a YouTube video called Two Cellos, that's where he got inspired from.

“I was perfectly confident in his abilities, he was very safe.

“A family walked by when we were there – it is quite off the beaten track so I was surprised.

“But they pretty much ignored us, which I thought was weird, because it was such an unusual thing to be done.”

Dylan Heason crossing over to Tegness Pinnacle.

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Dylan Heason prepares to cross over to Tegness Pinnacle.