Sunday, November 18, 2012

Lough Dan

Got out to Lough Dan today, I was keen to comb through the boulder on the right hand side of the crag. Walked in on frozen ground, hopped across the river and had a good search through the scree. Didn't find anything very interesting. It's one of those places that looks like it should offer quite a lot but doesn't. I may have missed some stuff but I don't think there is a dozen three star lines lurking.

Line goes up the right side
Nice crimp just below the top

Found one nice looking hard project. Steep, about 35 degrees, landing isn't great but would be easily sorted. Maybe 3 very crimpy moves.

The big roof
 There is a big jutting roof that is very visible on the skyline when you are on the boulder left of the crag. It's probably more a route with a very sloping landing than a boulder but there seems to be a few holds on it.

Downhill side
Found one other boulder with two hard potential lines. Nothing special, just above the last big boulders on the right hands side.

Lake side

Beef to the Heel
Had a few goes on the lowball traverse Beef to the Heel, it's quite good and very beefy.

Last time I was in LD on the Sunday of the bouldering meet I found Shadow quite easy, this time I had to really fight to get up it. A great problem, best in Lough Dan and a total classic, worth the visit.

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