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Messages - chris rooney

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i disagree that font is inconsistent especially in the 7s, certainly around the 5s and low 6s but barring a few anomalies its usually spot on

was going to suggest you move that discussion here Dave, far more appropriate location

in the high 6 to 7 grade range I would say grades are not as accurate here as in Font - we dont really have enough developed problems that have been repeated to reach a valid consensus. but it is getting better.
there are more boulderers about, climbing harder than before thanks to the co-ops and more importantly lots of people seem to be going to Font - i think this is essential for a re-calibration of one's inner grade angel/devil. several times i've had nagging doubts that something i've done has been over-graded only to go to font and realise i was wrong.

It feels like our scene exists in a little bubble sometimes and most people I climb with err on the side of caution regarding grades which is great for keeping the ego in check but some could do with admitting that not all problems are easy, they are just fucking good climbers.

Bouldering Discussion / 12 Years ago...
« on: April 23, 2012, 04:11:15 PM »
..this was irish climbing on the internet

Bouldering Discussion / Re: News: New problems in The Scalp
« on: April 15, 2012, 11:24:02 PM »
cool photo Dave, but make it bigger!

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Videos etc
« on: April 12, 2012, 07:02:29 PM »
3 or 4 problems from the meet, the rest from various days out over the season

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Videos etc
« on: April 12, 2012, 02:31:50 PM »
glendo vid

This is a private video on Vimeo

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Videos etc
« on: April 12, 2012, 08:28:49 AM »

what else is there? had quite a good recce last time and just found choss

Nice Larry The Goat's vid Barry. Cool place innit? I really rate the Waterford coastal stuff.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Videos etc
« on: April 10, 2012, 09:48:42 AM »
good thread idea, yep i would estimate sand was lower when we were there and even then it seemed a few problems were slightly buried. great little spot though, beautiful place with unique rock.

when did you do it? the move to the crimp is very easy now, the foothold was a tiny edge in january but is now very positive


i havent done this (yet!) but i have heard 7A+ mooted, which doesnt sound far fetched to me, especially with the low right foot hold which has become(!) quite good. A fair few folks have now done it so what are these people's thoughts on the grade? i am trying to knock together a little glendo vid between nappy changes (no, not mine) and want to get the grade right.


Bouldering Discussion / Re: Kerry Bouldering Meet
« on: April 03, 2012, 12:08:01 PM »
barry could make a mint dressing up as a leprechaun and serenading tourists on jarveys with his mandolin. in between burns on his project.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Glendalough Questions
« on: April 01, 2012, 11:39:34 PM »
i dont see Dutch Gold left in the new probs database??

Bouldering Discussion / Re: New members please read
« on: March 31, 2012, 09:53:07 PM »
excellent stuff dave,  bit busy at the moment but will contibute as much as I can. hopefully you will employ a less stifling moderation policy than other forums. First idea how about a Sticky Topic for Howth Cave conditions?

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