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Title: Rock Climbing 27th May 2012 - Hen Mountain
Post by: Eamonn on May 21, 2012
Is anyone up for some rock climbing this weekend. At the minute the weather forecast is looking pretty good.
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 26/27th May
Post by: t18con on May 21, 2012
weather forecast i heard today was just about perfect. 25 degrees towards next weekend ;D
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 26/27th May
Post by: Mourneman on May 21, 2012
I'am on a stag weekend  ;D,but free all next week.doing an all-day hike on wednesday
 ;D
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 26/27th May
Post by: alanrsv on May 21, 2012
Aye big e, do you want to go for a bit more leading on sunday, try a few routes on hen ?
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 26/27th May
Post by: LandyLiam on May 21, 2012
doubt i'll be able to make it this weekend, definitely busy saturday, outside chance i could pull something out of the hat for sunday though
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 26/27th May
Post by: Eamonn on May 22, 2012
Aye big e, do you want to go for a bit more leading on sunday, try a few routes on hen ?

Yes Alan sunday it is then :)

doubt i'll be able to make it this weekend, definitely busy saturday, outside chance i could pull something out of the hat for sunday though

Hope you can make it Liam
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 26/27th May
Post by: Are we there yet? on May 22, 2012
Im following the thread hoping i can cancel my plans for Sunday.. if thats when it is.  id love to tag along, but i will only know closer to the time.
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 26/27th May
Post by: twentyclicks on May 22, 2012
Could maybe make it, but going to be pretty busy the next few weeks: may need to use my free Sundays productively  :(

Will keep an eye on the thread, but 80% unlikely.
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 26/27th May
Post by: Are we there yet? on May 23, 2012
I'm not able to make it on Sunday  :( Its a very rare occasion that i have anything on, this is one..  Hope you all have a great day, the weather looks like it going to be great.
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 26/27th May
Post by: Eamonn on May 25, 2012
What time are we meeting at Hen? 0930 sound ok?
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 26/27th May
Post by: Allyc on May 26, 2012
well guys, hope to get to hen myself sunday. NO idea wat time though, but hope to see yas there.... ;)
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 26/27th May
Post by: Eamonn on May 26, 2012
well guys, hope to get to hen myself sunday. NO idea wat time though, but hope to see yas there.... ;)

Nice one Ally, see you tomorrow sometime.
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 26/27th May
Post by: alanrsv on May 26, 2012
Edd cant make it tomorrow, I'll see you in the car pk  9.30
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 27th May 2012 - Hen Mountain
Post by: LandyLiam on May 27, 2012
Great day out, brilliant weather, did 4 routes and even managed to lead 2, thanks to Alan for trusting me  :) (but they were easy ones  ;) )  will get some pics up later.
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 27th May 2012 - Hen Mountain
Post by: Eamonn on May 27, 2012
Cracking day out, perfect weather for climbing. Not much protection on Hen, two of the short climbs didn't have any, but there was a really nice Hex placement on Escalator. Roll on the weekend
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 27th May 2012 - Hen Mountain
Post by: LandyLiam on May 27, 2012
it was indeed an impressive hex placement  ;D 

(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd496/landyliam/2012/P1160257Small.jpg)
first an easy starter on "common arete (M)"
i did my first lead climb, although it was really more of a scramble


(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd496/landyliam/2012/P1160259Small.jpg)
alan at the bottom


(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd496/landyliam/2012/P1160270Small.jpg)
scrambling over the top onto the next route


(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd496/landyliam/2012/P1160276Small.jpg)
"high noon (HS 4c) " alan leading, nowhere to place protection!


(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd496/landyliam/2012/P1160336Small.jpg)
a nice gulley here  "Struggle Gulley (S 4a)", again nowhere convenient to place proptection, i let alan lead  ;D


(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd496/landyliam/2012/P1160374Small.jpg)
then i followed when safely on a belay


(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd496/landyliam/2012/P1160433Small.jpg)
coming or going?


(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd496/landyliam/2012/P1160441Small.jpg)
then onto "escalator", Big E leads


(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd496/landyliam/2012/P1160447Small.jpg)
Neil belaying (his first time out on rock)


(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd496/landyliam/2012/P1160452Small.jpg)


(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd496/landyliam/2012/P1160460Small.jpg)
abseiling back down, the normal way


(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd496/landyliam/2012/P1160479Small.jpg)
the not so normal way


(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd496/landyliam/2012/P1160481Small.jpg)


(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd496/landyliam/2012/P1160485Small.jpg)
and just as we were leaving allyc turned up
















Title: Re: Rock Climbing 27th May 2012 - Hen Mountain
Post by: Allyc on May 28, 2012
class fotos guys,,, hen is a great mountain, fantasic day for it, yas didnt miss much at the barbecue, cudnt get it lit,, only had 3 matches, haha  ::)   
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 27th May 2012 - Hen Mountain
Post by: Mourneman on May 28, 2012
Excellent photos,maybe take a wee trek along the Letrim lodge trek this week,the Western Mourne's are really nice
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 27th May 2012 - Hen Mountain
Post by: Eamonn on May 28, 2012
Alan showing us how it's done
(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc484/aakilles/Climbing/IMG_5157.jpg)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc484/aakilles/Climbing/IMG_5160.jpg)
Liam Leading Escalator
(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc484/aakilles/Climbing/IMG_5143.jpg)
abseiling
(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc484/aakilles/Climbing/IMG_5146.jpg)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc484/aakilles/Climbing/IMG_5150.jpg)
Liam looking happy
(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc484/aakilles/Climbing/IMG_5185.jpg)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc484/aakilles/Climbing/IMG_5191.jpg)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc484/aakilles/Climbing/IMG_5196.jpg)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc484/aakilles/Climbing/IMG_5170.jpg)

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc484/aakilles/Climbing/IMG_5176.jpg)
Title: Re: Rock Climbing 27th May 2012 - Hen Mountain
Post by: alanrsv on May 28, 2012
Great photos and a great day's climbing ;D