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Bouldering Discussion / Re: "Bouldering in Ireland" reprint
« on: October 13, 2013, 06:44:09 PM »
I'm going to go ahead with this update. Will probably add in a few tiny areas (Achill, Wicklow Head) and add the problems that have been submitted to the new problem database. So if anyone wants to suggest any changes or updates or highlight mistakes or improvements now is the time to do it.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: "Bouldering in Ireland" reprint
« on: October 05, 2013, 01:27:45 PM »
I agree with both of you, a minor update is the way to go. And hopefully can do a major one in a few years when more new stuff has been discovered...

Bouldering Discussion / "Bouldering in Ireland" reprint
« on: September 27, 2013, 08:50:14 AM »
Would be great to hear some opinions about how I should go about producing the second edition of "Bouldering in Ireland", straight reprint, minor updates, major updates etc?

Bouldering Discussion / Tonduff/Raven's Glen
« on: September 23, 2013, 01:35:05 PM »
Has anyone been there recently? Has there been any new stuff been done?
Was there not long ago and the ferns were very high...

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Highballs
« on: September 23, 2013, 01:32:10 PM »
cirus minor always looked a bit tricky so haven't tried it yet, Solitary Confinement! haven't made much progress on that. must get there again with a couple pads.

You would have no problems on Cirus Minor Theo...

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Highballs
« on: September 11, 2013, 12:30:16 PM »
Solitary confinement is amazing, can't imagine highballing the gnasher, particularly that groove at the top,

Oh right, I assumed the hard climbing was over at the top of the crack.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Highballs
« on: September 11, 2013, 10:22:18 AM »
Pilaster, Crash Landing are both boulder problems really. Cirus Minor crux isn't that high and there isn't any decent gear. Solitary Confinement is supposed to be amazing.
Gnasher doesn't look that tall. Erewhen is an obvious one.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Summer Midges
« on: September 08, 2013, 06:43:29 PM »
Nice one Theo, never knew that.
No advice but the worst midge I have experienced are in Polldoo Glen, Donegal.

Bouldering Discussion / TheShortSpan is looking for contributors
« on: September 08, 2013, 01:12:56 PM »
TheShortSpan has been neglected by me in the last few years and my focus is elsewhere (climbing routes, writing guidebooks) at the moment.

I plan to move the site to wordpress soon. This would make it a lot easier for others to contribute either blogs posts, news items, photos, videos or long features.

It feels to me that there isn't much stuff going on in the bouldering scene at the moment but that just could be because I'm out of the loop. So if anyone has any interested in contributing let me know.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Intro!
« on: September 08, 2013, 11:11:20 AM »
These guys meet in Naas climbing wall not sure if they are going still though the site is a bit out of date.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Significant Repeats
« on: September 04, 2013, 12:18:25 PM »
Chris Rooney repeats Any Given Sunday (5+), Scalp.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Missing Red Chilli Mat ??
« on: July 24, 2013, 08:57:38 AM »
No idea about the pad. But I don't think stashing your pad is best practise. It's not as if the walk into Glendo is a particularly arduous one anyway.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Doolin Bouldering
« on: July 22, 2013, 06:59:46 PM »
You should post them up, if they've been done before, someone will let you know - Colm?

Might be soft, haven't bouldered there much.  Hard to compare to the slopers of glendo though; to a degree, grades can be area-specific.  Generally, grades settle in an area over time with a few ascents and opinions.  Most areas have some 'classic' problems that act as benchmarks fro grading new ones.

Nice Vid,

Very nice vid. Definitely post them up.

Bouldering Discussion / Blue rope hand rail in the Scalp
« on: June 14, 2013, 02:54:02 PM »
There is a blue rope hand rail stretching from near the road past Primer (the slopey 7c arete), are climbers reponsible for it?

Not as far as I'm aware. There are lots of tiny crimps but most of them are very fragile, I'm remember some shots of Barry trying a problem there from years ago. Barry?

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