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A Northern Soul*** f7A+ / V7

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[A Northern Soul, 3 kb]Highball, also considered to be E5 6b. Climb the left hand arete with a slopey finish.

Ticklists: County Classics - 7a - 7c+.

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This climb is in 67 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

Eventually, got straight up it today too and then did it again straight after. Classic
benj_d - Sent - 11/Apr/14

Best 7a+ in the country
peewee2008 - Sent x - 12/Mar/14 with jay

Andrew Jennings - Sent rpt - 10/Mar/14 with Maria Jeffery, Rob Lonsdale

Andrew Jennings - Sent rpt - 08/Mar/14 with Maria Jeffery, Rob Lonsdale

SeanB - Sent - 08/Mar/14 with Adam Lincoln, Fraser McIlwraith

Adam Lincoln - Sent - 08/Mar/14 with Sean Bell, Fraser Mcilwraith

Peter Reynolds - Mar/14

Andrew Jennings - Sent rpt - 22/Feb/14 with Lee Robinson, Mike Adams

Gus - Solo - 21/Feb/14 with andi elizabeth turner

andi turner - 21/Feb/14 with Eddie, Gus Hudgins

bailed from top, will be back to finish!
PeteWilson - Sent dnf - 21/Feb/14 with eddie, Gus, Andi T

Andrew Jennings - Sent rpt - 29/Dec/13 with Maria Jeffery

tom rookes - 10/Dec/13

Took way longer than it should have due to some hungover crap footwork. Awesome line.
quiffhanger - Sent x - 16/Nov/13 with Angus, Tom

masonwoods101 - Sent x - 31/Oct/13 with danjimwill

nai - Sent dnf - 29/Oct/13 with Tom2t

frasermcilwraith - Sent x - 09/Aug/13

Sandy Moore - Sent - 09/Aug/13

Well worth 3*! Everything I had hoped for with this problem. Tricky start but flows once you have your sequence. Probably my favourite climb in Northumberland
BenBrotherton - Sent - 09/Aug/13

Hidden - Sent dnf - 30/Jun/13

Pure class!! Team ascent at Tommy G's stag
jake_haddock - Sent - 07/Jun/13

Spicey! Awesome problem, loved it :)
Mark Riley - Sent x - 07/Jun/13 with Reeve, Tom Greenall

fresherjohn - Sent x - 07/Jun/13

Ace! It was a bit tricky sticking the top in 20 degree heat but fear got me up it once both hands were there.
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Sent x - 26/May/13

Excellent conditions today : )
petegunn - Sent - 18/Nov/12 with Bill, Davina

Second go - didnt fancy taking the fall off the top - probably easy 7a+ but feels harder due to 'spice'.. AWESOME
wolverine - Sent - 18/Nov/12 with Caroline Ashman, Ben Burns

The Big Sender - Sent dnf - 13/Oct/12

made it to the crack, but kept slipping out... apparently it needs to be cold, not warm and humid, excuses aside, its a very dropable, but cool problem, need to get stronger (and possibly taller- damn you giants!) to get established in the crack...although not many holds at the top...
Woodiee - Sent dnf - 29/Jul/12 with John Bradley, oliwarlow, Ian Birtwistle, sam webb, Si Litchfield

bfreeman - Sent x - 03/Jun/12 with Chris Arthur, Chris, Andi & Hulda

Amazing line and climb.
Richard Hession - Sent x - 13/May/12

mantle87 - Sent - 09/May/12 with gowdy, BobbyG

f_grant111 - 06/May/12

GPN - Sent - 05/May/12 with Annette

Amazing.. Best arÍte ive ever done..little bit arse nipping at the top.
loonyclimber - Sent - 31/Mar/12 with Lee

Amazing climb
Jonathan Bean - Sent - 31/Mar/12 with Houston, Thom, Cody

Hidden - 31/Mar/12

Came together surprisingly quickly. An immaculate classic!
John 'B' Hutchinson - Sent x - 11/Mar/12 with Steven Alexander

Adam Lincoln - Sent x - 10/Mar/12

westaway - Sent - 10/Mar/12

County classic. possibly best 7a+ i have ever done
BobbyG - Sent - 15/Feb/12 with dave barret, james gowdy

ChrisCSC89 - Sent x - 14/Jan/12 with Euan

gowdy - Sent - 2012 with mantle87, Bobby Gowdy

Jordan - Sent x - 12/Dec/11

wookie667 - Sent dnf - 05/Nov/11

Lots of tries to get the first half wired. Fell from the top slopers twice before success. Confirmed I'm too old for falling off high-balls.
JLS - Sent x - 28/May/11 with Slovak Pete, Fraser H., Pete R., Kev G.

Great problem but not much fun falling from slopers at the top. Hopefully successful next visit.
Fraser - Sent dnf - 28/May/11 with assorted dudes

kevg - Sent dnf - 28/May/11

Nibs - Sent dnf - 21/May/11 with Fraser, JLS, Pete

Fraser - Sent dnf - 21/May/11 with assorted dudes

Hidden - Sent x - 17/May/11

lukehunt - 09/Apr/11 with Sam Dewhurst

so frustrating, padded around the top with both hands lots but fell lots too. :(
benj_d - Sent dnf - 21/Jan/11

Cassidy - Sent x - 06/Nov/10 with Scottish Raiding Party

Hidden - Sent x - 06/Nov/10

petegunn - Sent - 21/May/10 with Nick & Davina

Hidden - Sent x - 15/May/10

Hidden - Sent - 15/May/10

great problem, top out was greasy will be back to finish
peewee2008 - Sent dnf - 21/Mar/10 with Caleb

Hidden - Sent dnf - 31/Jan/10

Quite highball but good landing zone, you'll want at least 2 pads. Best font 7a+ in the county...
Beardyman - 2010

Hidden - Sent - 26/Nov/09

Super Classic! Really didn't think I was going to get it.
beegsyboy - Sent x - 26/Nov/09 with Dave, Sarah + Sam

petegunn - Sent - 26/Nov/09 with Davina & Matt

Adam Long - Sent O/S - 01/Apr/09

Andrew Jennings - Sent - 01/Apr/09 with Lucinda Whittaker, Sam Whittaker, Lee Anderson, Adam Long

One of the UK's finest highballs!
Boy - Mar/09 with Fiona Fullwood

Hidden - Sent x - 2000

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 67 (1.5%)
Bouldered58 of 67 (86.6%)
Unknown8 of 67 (11.9%)

'Climbed'29 of 67 (43.3%)
clean O/S1 of 67 (1.5%)
clean rpt4 of 67 (6.0%)
clean RP20 of 67 (29.9%)
dnf13 of 67 (19.4%)