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Cian

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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

Barry

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Re: Doolin Bouldering
« Reply #1 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,

Dave Flanagan

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Re: Doolin Bouldering
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Doolin Bouldering
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 11:12:51 AM »
Nice vid lads, I love that place, its hard to climb at Doolin or anywhere in this heat, but on the whole I think Doolin grades are pretty accurate and easier than Glendo grades which are wildly under graded

 

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