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Here's my tuppence..

To date, the glenmalure wall has been the only problem in Ireland that I have heard referred to as a closed project.  For the most part, any of the other long standing projects were not closed but hadn't seen the attention of somebody strong enough!

In this instance, i think that publicising the project widely was the issue....  Note the word widely as if kept in small circles, something akin to gentlemen's agreement can be kept.  However, once publicised widely,  it's a bit like look but don't touch....  In most bouldering areas, problems are not revealed until completed.  I realise that this is not necessarily the case for sports projects which involve financial investment to bolt etc and can be red tagged.

I have shown my projects to others before but once I do this, I would not be surprised if they have a go on the project.  I would also not expect them to jump off if they manage to make it through the difficulty.  I know that Chris can empathise with this...

Why has there not been a wider splay of opinion?  In my opinion, it's because it's a bit of a non-issue with this one exception ...

P.S. We need a flame icon!


I don't know is it just me but the forum roll (new forum posts) never appears on the frontpage of theshortspan (I'm using chrome), I have to click into the forum through the link in the banner to see any new posts.. Might explain the lack of use the last while.

Probably be nice to have a similar roll for the new problem database.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Significant Repeats
« on: January 13, 2015, 11:44:50 AM »
Nice one Davo!

Bouldering Discussion / Re: 7B behind The Tank
« on: January 13, 2015, 11:44:31 AM »
Tried it and not done it, fairly conditions dependent problem (aren't they all!).  Tom and John have both done it though and reckon 7b. 

Bouldering Discussion / Re: 7B behind The Tank
« on: January 13, 2015, 08:41:11 AM »
Are you talking about twin aretes?  7b I think,

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Ahab's in the Scalp
« on: October 01, 2014, 06:30:11 PM »
Sounds like the right piece of rock alright. It's one hard move off smallish holds, I.e. Getting bum off ground, to the top and it is a hard move... Didn't feel particularly eliminate to me. You start in the centre of the wall, potential fall down hill in your mind :/, pull on and go for the top.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Lemon Sole
« on: April 18, 2014, 10:43:17 PM »
Was harder at the start, got easier the year I did it, 2012 I think. That left hand crimp gets better and better each time I go on it.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Significant Repeats
« on: April 14, 2014, 03:57:55 PM »
Nice one Jono! And not in the depths of deepest darkest winter too, a strong man!

Bouldering Discussion / Re: get your bouldering news here
« on: February 25, 2014, 09:33:08 AM »
Dan Varian does the pit project at the head, strong line!

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Videos etc
« on: February 04, 2014, 06:36:59 PM »
So it goes (right) (6c+), great problem.  Cold feet sit is definitely worth a go too, great problem at the grade (6b)
So It Goes (Right) (6c+) Glendasan on Vimeo

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Videos etc
« on: January 02, 2014, 11:22:43 AM »
New one in Glendo - Bah Humbug

Bah Humbug.. on Vimeo

Bouldering Discussion / Re: ADP glendalouch location
« on: December 27, 2013, 02:20:20 PM »
If you areim  the mining village, standing beside the plumb, on your right and back to the river. Walk straight from there into the boulder field, about 30 metres. You'll clamber over about 3/4 big boulders and it's in a pit. Obvious when you see it. Hope this helps.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Significant Repeats
« on: December 07, 2013, 12:55:21 PM »
Nice, you have a pic of it?

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Significant Repeats
« on: November 25, 2013, 11:18:16 AM »
Egg Traverse get's its second and third ascent, courtesy of Jono Redmond and Sean Marnane. 

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Significant Repeats
« on: November 04, 2013, 09:42:01 AM »
Jonathon Redmond repeats leftism, good work Jono, you're on form at the moment!

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