Yep the "Northern Bloke" was indeed Mike as Ben said.
He was down for three days cleaned up with most of the hard problems and then went for a play on the cuttings boulder fields.
I lost count of how many problems he did over the weekend but I think it is fair to say there was not much left to go at for another trip.
Think he did a 1st ascent of a problem since holds breaking (or something like that), it was mentioned in the new guide we got a look at while at the crag. Will have to wait to confirm.