Sunday, May 29, 2011

Glencree - Cloon

Was walking around Crone last week and I spotted two boulders on the other side of the valley surrounded by new plantings. Went up with Hazel to check them out and there was two nice very white pretty clean granite boulders. Went back yesterday with my shoes and did two slab problems and the arete. The right slab was harder than I expected, being very blank and quite steep. It would be a nice challenge from somone with a gra for hardish blank smeary slabs. I know that no one is probably ever going to go there but I'm going to document it anyway just for completeness.

 Left boulder
1, Font 5, left side of slab, tricky start.
2, Font 4+, right side of slab.

Right boulder
3, Font 5, nice arete keeping right all the way.
4, Project, rounded rib to the right. No holds.

 Checked out a cluster of boulders further up the hillside but they were all too small. And I finally got to check out that quarry that has been in the back of my mind for years. Interesting place probably no climbing as such. There was a niceish vertical back wall that was a bit seepy but if it was somewhere like Dalkey it would be riddled with traverses and highball up problems

Map here


  1. Got lost on the hillside and accidentally found the two white boulders. I should say I found them with a binocular, I was like 200 meters away, and couldn't get closer. Just a good year after your post, and the boulders are now pretty much impossible to access, everything overgrown, wet, and thorny. Had to backtrack a long way to get out of this shit.

  2. It was a pain in the arse getting to them last year so I can't imagine what it would be like now. The next generation can rediscover them when they fell the trees in 30 years...