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Bouldering Discussion / Lemon Sole
« on: April 18, 2014, 08:38:51 PM »
How hard to people think it is? Has it changed much since it was first done?

Is it actually hard but just quite similar to steep board climbing making it feel ok and secure?

Interested to hear what people think who've climbed it...

Bouldering Discussion / Fat Bastard continues to break holds
« on: April 29, 2013, 10:22:11 AM »
Broke the thumb catch and good foot off leviathan, low on problem - I confess! Still climbs as was but work continues :)


Bouldering Discussion / Glenmalure
« on: May 16, 2012, 10:54:53 AM »
Morning all,

I nipped out to Glenmalure yesterday and managed to do the project arete on Sť's boulder and the face to the left. The arete is class! I noticed a very obvious and hard looking line to the right of the arete. There are a line of undercuts leading to a jug at the top up an otherwise clean and gentle leaning wall - looks good plus it's roadside

Anyway, found a well worn green plastic brush taped to a stick below the crack at the same boulder. I assume it's someone's beloved scrubber - ring any bells?

Bouldering Discussion / Bouldering pad
« on: May 09, 2012, 02:39:55 PM »
Whats the best/cheapest bouldering pad? and where to buy in Ireland?


I was asked for my opinion on the grade of a Dyno in Glendasan, that lead to another question on the comparability of Irish and Font grades - the comment thread that followed was way better than the original post.

I'm not anti-grades, nor am I solely motivated by them (grade whore etc..) - I'm just a climber making an observation that there is still some settling to be done for the system in use to be able to compare the difficulty of similar problems between different areas.

Here seemed like the right place for the thread to continue....


Bouldering Discussion / Glendasan
« on: April 16, 2012, 03:42:06 PM »
I was out in Glendasan yesterday - perfect conditions!
Anyway, was wondering if anyone had done the project number 17 on page 87 of the guide. It's not on the database.
Either way, it's done now - great little problem from a sit start under the overhanging arete. Also did the problem 16 project but i see Michael did it last year. I added the obvious sitter to the slopey lip mantel aswell - nice hard sit start off vertical finger crack to an intermediate and then bump again to lip. The Dyno - so it goes - is class too! worth the walk in itself

Bouldering Discussion / Best Aretes in Wicklow
« on: April 10, 2012, 03:11:22 PM »
So I've been away for a while - fill me in, what are the best arete problems?

Things I'd look for include:

Long reaches  ;)
Good landings
Balance/tension crucial
Deadpoint/dynamic moves

John Howard put up what must be one of the best aretes around at the weekend in the Scalp - Eyrie 6C *cough*7A!*cough*

Bouldering Discussion / Kerry Bouldering Meet
« on: April 03, 2012, 08:23:03 AM »
What are the dates again? Anyone heading down from Dublin?

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