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Bouldering Discussion / Updated Topos for Doolin
« on: March 26, 2014, 12:31:45 AM »
Hey Folks,

Here are the latest topos for the changed areas at Doolin: The New Zoo and Base Camp:

If you're down that way and put up a few more let me know and I'll stick 'em on the map. Grading is pretty hap-hazard so any input there'd be appreciated too.

The former Cave Area further north of has also seen significant changes; the whole roof collapsed!! There are a few new problems climbed there and more to do. Will try get some sort of topo up for that area soon.

Overall, it seems like Doolin has improved with a greater number of problems at least at the 5/low 6s grades. Might be a few harder things too.

Bouldering Discussion / Big Changes at Doolin Bouldering
« on: March 12, 2014, 11:21:54 PM »
Well folks, those winter storms chucked the boulders at Doolin around like marbles.

Bad news first: Hider is no more. Neither is Monkey Bars. And a few more problems can be scratched out of the guide too.

On the other hand, there are plenty of new problems to try out!

Because the changes were so extensive, particularly in the Zoo and Base Camp areas, I drew up some rough topos of the new layout. I included old problems that are still remaining and put in a few new ones myself and Brian Bateson put up last week. Our gradings should definitely be taken with a pinch of salt and it'd be great to hear feedback if anyone else gets down there.

And try get down soon! The weather's good and there's a few harder problems to put up.

Bouldering Discussion / Climbing walls around Limerick?
« on: October 12, 2013, 07:12:43 PM »
Hey Folks,
Anyone know what the story is with the UL climbing wall? Is it still there, can non-students join, that sort of thing.
Otherwise, are there any other walls in the Limerick - Clare area that I don't know about?

Bouldering Discussion / Doolin Bouldering
« on: July 22, 2013, 03:51:17 PM »
Hey Folks,

A few of us locally have been getting out to Lackglass in Doolin recently. We're either new to bouldering or well out of training but there's been a nice buzz and we're working our way through the problems.

I had a few questions:
We've been slapping up a few lines not in the guides but that are probably worth repeating; none too hard but fun all the same. Should we log them or assume someone else already has?

Also, could the grades be a little soft at Doolin since there's probably been less repeats than somewhere like Glendalough?

Finally, here's a video a buddy put together of the last few days in the sun on the rocks. He doesn't climb (yet) but he knows how to shoot!

Bouldering Doolin on Vimeo

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