"Conditions have been very hot and sweaty for ages now, on Thursday it was cold and great friction, loads of people ticked their projects. A great atmosphere." said Steve.
Indeed, Yorkshire Limestone guru Steve Crowe reports at Climb OnLine that the continuation to his own route Cold Steal "was Stolen F8a+/8b by partner Karin Magog. A few days earlier Tom Bolger was seen tearing the crag apart including a very impressive flashed ascent of The Thumb F8a. Also recently, Alison Martindale was relieved to red point Let them Eat Jelly Beans (AKA The Bulge) her first F8a after being very close for quite a while now."