Earl on Careless Torque Northumberland's Andy Earl has made a fine repeat of the High Fidelity at Caley in West Yorkshire. This plum line gets a confirmed grade of highball V13/Font 8b and was first climbed by Steve Dunning (author of the forthcoming Yorkshire bouldering guidebook) with its second ascent coming from the evergreen Ben Moon. Andy had worked the problem previously and on the day of his ascent pre-inspected this powerful line by abseil, or bloc as Andy insists on calling boulder problems, and after warming up fired the line first try. It lies right of the classic Great Flake an E5/6 6b that is now soloed with pads and spotters. Andy was spotted by his loyal companion, Springer. Click on the play button below to see Andy's ascent of High Fidelity.
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