Saturday, January 29, 2011

Glendo - high in the scree

Went on a spacer mission with Ped. I had spied a few big blocks high up in the scree near the foot of the crag that I was keen to check out. Scrambled up without any pads and the line was pretty nice, the landing wasn't too bad a mixture of grass and rocks. About 30mins of patio'ing sorted it but the first move is quite a big jump and it was intimidating without any pads. Will have to go back. The codename is dry arse.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Went back to the forest beside Glenmac Waterfall and cleaned another line. Forgot my shovel so couldn't sort the top. Not a great problem, about 5, highish but on good holds. Lost my mojo for the problems there. Diarmuid has 2 good lines he hasn't cleaned but hasn't climbed. There is more to do but its all hard work and the climbing isn't brilliant. There are better spots to explore.

Checked out a boulder across the road from the forest. Had looked at it before but never tried it (it may have been done before or tried anyway, there was one little edge that looked like it has came off). Diarmuid came along and pretended he wasn't interested, then shoed up and worked it. He hasn't named it yet. (he only did it 5 hours ago), I'd say gradewise 6b with a tricky topout. Nice rock, nice moves. There was a brilliant pinch hold that didn't make the final cut which was a pity. Anyway here's a vid of it.

Lough Bray night session

Did a night session in LB on Tuesday evening. Very clear night, full moon so was nice and bright. There was no wind so the cold was bearable.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Some old videos

I uploaded some old videos, the ones of John Gaskins in Glenmac might be of interest. Terrible quality footage.

Friday, January 14, 2011

New bouldering

I'm going to just chance my arm and ask does anyone know of anywhere in Ireland that has good potential for new bouldering. Since finishing the guide I have a gra for finding some new areas. So any ideas?

Thursday, January 6, 2011


The guide is done and has been sent to the printers. It's due back on the 6th of Feburary but I'm sure there will be some delays along the way.