Lucinda Whittaker Climbs Font 8A

Lucinda Whittaker has ticked her first Font 8A boulder problem with an ascent of Purely Belter at Shaftoe, Northumberland.

Lucinda's husband, Climbing Works director Sam Whittaker managed to flash the problem.

Blogging on the Scarpa Blog Sam commented:

"We headed up at 7.30 am from Sheffield to get some cooler conditions. We arrived at about 10am and it was in the shade and cold, the friction was really good. After a couple of very close attempts Lucinda stuck the crux hold and dispatched her first 8A. I had been resting most of the morning and taking pictures and after Lu's strong display I got psyched for the flash. I brushed the holds and squeaked my shoes and then despatched it, carefully trying not to fall off the mantle. Lu and I both agreed it was soft for the grade but a very good problem in a superb setting."

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Sam is sponsored by prAna, Metolius and Scarpa

Lucinda is sponsored by Metolius

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