Web guide has been taken offline

I have taken the web guide offlline. If you really really really need a copy I will email one out to you. Post up a comment here to request.


Went to check out the flake near Foxford, Rooskey, Lough Easkey, Aughris and some grit over the weekend. The flake near Foxford isn’t that exciting, there are a few steep problems and its a usual piece of rock. Rooskey wasn’t too bad there are a few nice problems on rough granite. I’m not really a […]

Glenmalure again

 On Saturday went up Glenmalure with Tim and Quigs. Walked up to Foxburrow from Ballinafushogue, took 1.5 hours, bit of a slog in the heat. I had hopes that there was more easy problems to do here but it didn’t work out all the boulders are just a bit too small to be worthwhile – […]


Was planning to head to Portrane yesterday but the morning was a bit dank so we missed the tide window. Went to Cloghoge in the afternoon. Was very sunny with a strong breeze so quite pleasant summer bouldering conditions. I haven’t been climbing much lately but I found everything much harder than usual and some […]

Showing number of problems in each grade range

Alot of other guidebooks seem to detail how many problems in each grade range are in each area. I have tried this. Yellow would be up to 4+, Blue 5 to 5+, Red 6a to 6c+, Black 7a onwards. Is this worth doing? Note the spelling of Cloghoge I presonally prefer Cloghogue but will go […]

Guide preview – Glenmalure

I have uploaded a 4 page preview of the Glenmalure section of the guide. Two reasons. To give people a chance to comment on how it looks and to encourage people to check out the bouldering in Glenmalure. If anyone does get out there and does anything new or gets any good photos I would […]

Fraughan Glen and Art’s Lough

Went to Glenmalure yesterday to meet Lee from Betaguides and his wife. On the drive down there was a few showers but the day turned out to be perfect summer bouldering conditions, sunny, very windy and dry. We first checkout Fraughan Rock. Lee repeated John’s problem on the backside. Looks great slopey moves. (John did […]

Ayton’s Cave update

John Howard has cleaned up some of the projects in the Cave, he posted details on the new problem database – thanks John. Seeing as pretty much every problem/link goes through Caroline’s Traverse and Loco Total would people care to comment on their grades. The original grades given by Dave and Caroline were V4/5 and […]

Holiday Boulders, Glendo

Was up at the Holiday Boulders in Glendo yesterday. Very nice up there and a good option to potentially escape the midge. I hadn’t been up there for years but the groove on the holiday boulder had stuck in my mind. Its very impressive looks like it will be hard and super technical. Hugh looked […]

Overview Maps

Which is better?EDIT I have added a third image that combines elements of both the other two.