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Went down to Wicklow today to check out some boulders that I had found on Bing Maps. Didn’t have very high hopes but the weather was pretty marginal so it was worth a shot, turned out great. Four really nice boulders with about 12 great lines. The ground was a little damp so will leave them for a month or two to dry out.

Good landings, good rock, an hour from the road. Score.

 

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Nice line directly up the middle up the vague rib, also a low start to the left using the line of shallow pockets just right of the left arete.

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Really nice slab with four lines, it’s hard to see in this shot but there are three cracks running up the face.

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There is a line up the steep face but it’s hard, as I got close to this one I was hopeful there would be a jug in the hanging corner alas there was only a small crimp. The arete will go and it will be great. Starting low on the right on some undercuts.

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This boulder has a bit of puddle under it but it might dry up in the summer. There is a great line up the diagonal arete staring from the jugs and the arete on the right will go as a compression problem using the arete further around the corner.

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You see the digaonal arete is quite undercut. There would also be a nice slab problem using the rhs of the right arete.

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Brilliant right arete. Very blank and quite steep with no holds. Probably will be quite hard. 13 feet high. This didn’t look like much at all from a distance.

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