Monday, June 28, 2010


Was in Derryrush today. Got some photos with the timer. My trousers got very wet on the walk in so I had a few goes without them. Then I just decided everything else had to go - except the chalk bag natch. Felt quite nice though you wouldn't want to do a chinmey in the buff.

Did the first 2/3rds of Highawatta about 5 times up and down for the camera, was so pumped that I had no energy for last move when I went for it after the photos were done. Have done it before think I just pulled harder and reached for the top. Its quite high. What grade is it? 5/5+?

Anyway Highawatta is a brilliant problem and the Chief is a great boulder. In general I find the rock in Derryrush very rough. A world away from the granite of Mall Hill.

Did a bit of exploring, found on quite large boulder but it didn't seem to have much potential on it. The large roof on the left started at around 6 feet. Its here off the road to Rossaveal. There is loads of rock in the area tons but I'm not sure how many decent boulderers there is. If anyone had a spare week to walk around a bog I'm sure they would find some good stuff.


  1. Either you look taller naked or the boulder looks bigger on the video, I cannot tell.

    Is the chief far from Galway?

  2. I do look taller naked. Its the tan line that does it. I moved the camera further away when I was taking the video.

  3. Is the problem easier with five points of contact?