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Wicklow Gap

Was wondering around Wicklow Gap this afternoon. Not sure what the goal was guidebook work, exploring or climbing. It was something a mix of them all as it turned out.

Conditions were excellent, lovely stong sunlight and a fresh breeze. Warmed up at The King’s Boulder in Glendasan which is lovely. Then had a few goes on St. Kevin’s Slab. Felt good on it but a bit fearful on the last move which I bailed from and ended up in a gorse bush. Perfect really great problem.

Drove further up the valley to where St Kevins’s Way leaves the road and I spied a dark roof in the direction of Lough Nahangan about 500m from the road, its just left of an outcrop with two obvious trees growing out of it.

Turned out decent bit of an indistinct line but some nice holds, it looked like someone had already pulled a loose hold off the lip not so long ago, look familiar?

Back to car and on to Electric Mountain to check out an old problem of Ped’s Neon Orange, really nice moves on a pinch couldn’t do it.

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