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Bouldering Discussion / Re: Conditions in The Cave
« on: May 25, 2014, 03:33:43 PM »
Was out there today. Alot of the holds were damp and some were seeping. The floor level is really low so many  of the sit starts are now stands

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Rathmines Co-op looking for new members
« on: November 22, 2012, 11:00:16 PM »
And seen as we're being pedantic: where's the other couch?

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Fair Head Bouldering Guide
« on: October 05, 2012, 11:54:14 AM »
 Cos the vast majority of times they're vast ::)

Anyyyway, I agree that the chances of 27c creating a guide from our content is slim and the chances of the guide being any good and thus attracting money that may go to more deserving parties is even slimmer. It is though worth bearing in mind that once you embed a pic on their site they have the right to use it. A judiciously placed watermark would solve that issue without detracting and links to vimeo vids pose no such problems.

Definitely in favour of 27c. It might even prove useful (even with copyright restrictions)in creating the 2nd edition dave?

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Fair Head Bouldering Guide
« on: October 03, 2012, 07:32:56 AM »
stephens point about 27crags making $$ out of this is worth keeping in mind when creating crags, topos, blocs etc. If we use 27c for what (I think) barry originally intended: grade consensus and keep other information to a minimum then we limit their chance to make a guide with 0 effort on their part.

if they want to make a guide then fair play to them but they should put the effort in themselves without us doing the legwork for them.

I suggest we do not put in detailed topos: we all know where glendo is for example. We dont put in detailed notes on each problem and we dont upload photos etc. If people wish to add such detail they can do so by linking to other more native locations where data is not owned by anyone.

I presume they dont/cant claim ownership of linked to data hosted on other sites?!

use 27c as a database of problems where grade consensus can emerge not as online guide that could enable the data owners to make cash with little effort.

my twopence.

Bouldering Discussion / lost & found
« on: August 02, 2012, 12:53:02 PM »
Found a chalk bag in glendassan by the kings boulder on saturday.

Ce leis e?

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Evening BBQ
« on: August 02, 2012, 10:44:32 AM »
15th?, 7th? Am easy.

loco total is one i can't wait to spend time on. such a great place to head in the evening: tide and traffic permitting.

rainbow is a good one. had a couple of goes on it last year. totally that's on the list.

the scalp is ideal. i can be up there in 20 mins and by my lazy standards the walk in is about the right length.

and three rock? need to get up there soon.

yeah, someones gotta be brave and bring up the G word... it's kinda handy in these circumstances. mmm, let's say 6c/7a area but honestly anything close, good and amenable to the 1 pad no spotter rule is of interest.

Bouldering Discussion / swm with 1 pad & no spotter: seeks problems
« on: May 17, 2012, 12:22:47 PM »
Any suggestions for a summer project? Something close enough to dublin so I can make use of the long summers evenings and get there after work for an hour. Is ok with just 1 pad and without a spotter.

Cheers folks

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Apples versus Oranges
« on: April 30, 2012, 08:00:54 PM »
apples have a lot to answer for. i vote oranges

I go with Kevs point about consistency in font. I think within the different areas there you can find variance with the suspicion being that the less popular areas are a touch softer. I am sure similar debates go on between the locals there. If you get enough climbers together anywhere with time on their hands, they will eventually talk grades.
But there are a few other things too maybe: by the nature of it when we go to font we tend towards the classics and i think they will tend to be tougher/fairer/more honest for their grade (any thoughts?).

And then Chris's point too that there is the fact that some climbers suit certain problems and if we do well on a problem instead of patting ourselves on the back we might call it soft for it's grade. which incidently is hard on those who had to work their arses off to get that same problem.
Ok, if enough people query a grade then maybe there is something to it but just cos you flashed it doen't mean it's soft.
I guess consitency and agreement with grades will forever remain illusive but they are a handy tool to keep you motivated, stop you killing yourself and measure progress.

I haven't really done enough in ireland or elswhere to contribute but i would be interested in knowing what problems (if any) people think are graded hard/soft? if nothing else it might start a good arguement for me to read 

Bouldering Discussion / Re: 12 Years ago...
« on: April 24, 2012, 09:30:17 AM »
Works brilliantly on smartphone, loads good & quick and looks all cool...can we go back to it? Retroweb 1.0

Bouldering Discussion / Re: News: Only 20 guides left
« on: April 11, 2012, 12:20:30 PM »
Nice one.  Do you mind me asking how many you got printed? Wondering roughly how many people are out there partaking in a niche form of a niche sport in a wee country. 

Bouldering Discussion / Re: physio
« on: April 04, 2012, 04:02:27 PM »
Even closer to perfection: location, location and extra caps lock emphasis wins it. Cheers trish.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: physio
« on: April 04, 2012, 01:45:04 PM »
Sounds as close to perfect. Thanks muchly.

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