Just hiking, some scuba and a little bit of sports climbing. A good week, with just the two of us.
I think that despite the fact weather was sub-optimal, we were able to make most of it ticking a couple of decent routes (here me on Tension, VS on quartz wall). Moving on toward Llanberis now for some slate action. Ps Ken is an excellent van cook and his van toilet is amazing. #blog
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I don’t go to the Mournes often, but when I do, it’s always amazing. Last time I visited Slieve Beg crag was with Peter, back in 2017. Long story short – we got our asses kicked by the midgies. Full story here.
This time I went with Dave (idmadden) (since Peter has moved abroad).
We were joined there by Petra and Jason, who had a similar plan to ours.
Our plan was simple – go for a long day, find Wabash Cannonball and don’t get eaten alive. Half of it worked. While we did find the route, someone was already on it. Instead, we did 3 other routes (Parallel Lines, Shelob, Mourne Maggie, all of them turned out to be top-notch.
The whole adventure, door to door was 16h. Definitely would do it again!
This was my 2nd time ever in this small, unassuming Wicklow crag. The first time must have been some 8 or 9 years ago – straight out Dalkey. It was about time to return, so when Rafal suggested we go check it out, I didn’t have to think twice. We also recruited Weronika and Clodah and made the most of the hot day climbing nice, clean routes at amiable grades the place has to offer.