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