Andy Earl Climbs Beautiful New 8B in Northumberland

by Mick Ryan Jun/2007
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Blood Sport
Andy Earl has climbed a stunningly beautiful and hard new boulder problem at Shaftoe Crags in Northumberland (crag details here).

Andy wrote:

"Well after a week of really funny weather I have been lucky to be trying the fastest drying bloc in Northumberland, I did the stand up two weeks ago and thinking it might go from a sitter"

Indeed it did, on Sunday 24th June. He has christened the problem, Blood Sport and proposed a grade of Font 8b. It is located on Turtle Rock.

You can see sequence photos of Blood Sport at Andy's blog: earl-andrewearl.blogspot.com

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