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Messages - Barry

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Bouldering Discussion / Re: Significant Repeats
« on: October 29, 2013, 08:29:38 AM »
Don't think superbock has seen a repeat, you been on it?

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Bouldering Discussion / Re: "Bouldering in Ireland" reprint
« on: September 27, 2013, 11:04:37 AM »
The book has been out of circulation for quite a while so a reprint is worthy. 

Unless you plan on doing a major update (version 2) which I am not sure is yet warranted by additional new problems etc, I'd think the inclusion of an additional  few pages, possibly loose, detailing corrections would be sufficient and get it back on the shelves.

I think that in a few years time, a bouldering in Ireland (version 2) will be called for..

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Bouldering Discussion / Re: Highballs
« on: September 11, 2013, 01:04:22 PM »
Sure is Dave but teh top groove is fairly disconcerting...

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Bouldering Discussion / Re: Highballs
« on: September 11, 2013, 11:54:29 AM »
Solitary confinement is amazing, can't imagine highballing the gnasher, particularly that groove at the top,


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Bouldering Discussion / Significant Repeats
« on: September 04, 2013, 10:26:40 AM »
A thread for significant repeats - there are lots of unrepeated classics out there, e.g. Wonderland, Man Machine, that would deserve mention if repeated.

So to start:

Dave Mason repeats Spindle (8a).

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Bouldering Discussion / Cork Climbing Coop
« on: July 30, 2013, 08:26:44 AM »
The coop in cork has expanded and now includes a 20 degree board in addition to the already existing barrel, 45, 25 and 15 degree walls.  We are open for members and if you are interested in joining, see:

http://corkclimbingcoop.wordpress.com/

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Bouldering Discussion / Re: Missing Red Chilli Mat ??
« on: July 24, 2013, 04:11:34 PM »
No idea Ciaran, they'll hopefully turn up, ya should probably put it up on the fb Irish climbers too.

We're the pads taken up at fair head ever recovered?

If you've to cover a bad landing with a lot of pads, the walk in could be arduous enough..

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Bouldering Discussion / Re: Doolin Bouldering
« on: July 22, 2013, 05:04:02 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,

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Bouldering Discussion / Blog Roll?
« on: July 17, 2013, 09:37:22 PM »
Needing some news and entertainment...

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Yep, did it a couple of ways but a lot of breaking holds, from sitting and standing, think there's a vid of Kev Moroney on it somewhere. There was a real good sitstart on the arÍte that went on to the wall and straight up, a hold broke higher up and kinda wrecked it though.

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Bouldering Discussion / Re: Fat Bastard continues to break holds
« on: April 29, 2013, 02:27:54 PM »
The destruction of Ireland's 8s continues... Now, lay off the pies!

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Bouldering Discussion / Posts...
« on: April 25, 2013, 05:14:03 PM »
Possibly a new thread for interesting blog posts, not currently on the roll?

Enjoyed the piece on the front page by Aleks, nicely written, well done.

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Bouldering Discussion / Re: Videos etc
« on: April 01, 2013, 09:03:02 AM »
Some bits of footage of the Black Valley that I've had for a while.  Hope you enjoy,

Black Bits on Vimeo

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Bouldering Discussion / Re: News: Ricky Bell climbs 8a in Fair Head
« on: January 20, 2013, 08:59:55 PM »
A quality video of an amazing line.  Good Work Ricky.

Spindle on Vimeo

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Bouldering Discussion / Re: Holly Tree Roof in The Scalp
« on: January 07, 2013, 05:55:49 PM »
Good problem, starting around the corner, where kev said.  The 'new' finish seems to be the one that people climb, probably cause of the great slap to the hidden but massive hold, so not a bad thing!  i'd say harder than 6b alright, 6c.  The finish to the left is a harder but i'd personally prefer the straight up slap finish and think it makes sense as a natural, albeit not original, finish.

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