Mina Leslie-Wujastyk - Font 8A at Hepburn

by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Apr/2012
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Mina Leslie-Wujastyk has climbed another Font 8A boulder problem with an ascent of PreperationH at Hepburn, Northumberland.

Mina commented to UKC:

"It's a nice problem, really inspiring line - it looks like it dropped out of Fontainebleau!"

+Mina Leslie-Wujastyk climbing PreperationH, Hepburn (Font 8A), 211 kbMina Leslie-Wujastyk climbing PreperationH, Hepburn (Font 8A)
© Jonathan Bean
+Mina Leslie-Wujastyk climbing PreperationH, Hepburn (Font 8A), 197 kbMina Leslie-Wujastyk climbing PreperationH, Hepburn (Font 8A)
© Jonathan Bean

The sandstone arete takes the left side of the highball classic problem A Northern Soul (7A+) Hepburn has over a hundred boulder problems and is described in the UKC Logbooks:

"A range of boulder problems though the grades on excellent grippy rock with an excellent outlook. Very overlooked venue."

Mina is currently in China, representing Britain in tomorrow's Bouldering World Cup (Good luck Mina!). When asked about her plans for after the competition season, Mina answered:

"I will spend the summer climbing outside in Colorado and then probably head back out to America in October too... that's about as detailed as my plans are so far!"


Mina Leslie-Wujastyk is sponsored by Arc'teryx , Five Ten, Beta Climbing Designs and Optimum Nutrition and is part of the British Bouldering Team, who are supported by the BMC.

Big thanks to Jonathan Bean for the photos. Check out his photography website at: www.jonathan-creative.com

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