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Author Topic: Eagle rock's,Climbing  (Read 5449 times)

Mourneman

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Eagle rock's,Climbing
« on: May 13, 2012 »

Well spend the day with some very experienced climbers indeed,alanrsv,edd,bigE,Twentyclicks, & Annie-anne,landyliam,Gerry,unable to climb myself as i don't have enough wall time yet & i'am still nursing a recent injury,anyway it was great to experience some climbing for a change,something differant to add to the pot.We met at Donard park & made our way up Glen Valley crossing the stream & up the steep ground to Eagle rock, which i've never exactly walked over to before,felt like a bit of a gooseberry at times watching all the climbers kit up,but sure no point being a know-all & end up dead  :P,that said i learned a lot from everyone there & they all took the time explaining about knot's & all the differant pieces of gear.BigE lead the climb today with two 60 Metre rope's side by side,must say think he really enjoyed leading fixing all the gear into place & fair play to him as he done a great job, in  turn they all ascended, then some abseiled down & some tackled the steep ground to the side,meanwhile in true 'Hobbit form' i fired up the stove & it was tea,coffee & scones for me.We made our way back down the valley with the bad weather moving in behind us!All in all a great day out with some very skilled folk,looking forward to the next one  ;D

 Here some photo's & a movie from today

     
1 by anne1257, on Flickr


2 by anne1257, on Flickr


3 by anne1257, on Flickr


4 by anne1257, on Flickr


5 by anne1257, on Flickr


6 by anne1257, on Flickr


7 by anne1257, on Flickr


8 by anne1257, on Flickr


9 by anne1257, on Flickr


10 by anne1257, on Flickr


11 by anne1257, on Flickr


12 by anne1257, on Flickr


13 by anne1257, on Flickr

                         link for movie,any problems viewing let me know--   

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Re: Eagle rock's,Climbing
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2012 »

Cheers for the photos & video John (and the music, and offers of hot brews)!

Climb was Resonant Flakes (VDiff). Congratulations to BigE; jumping in to his first lead with consummate ease. He made it look easy despite the strong gusty wind.

Huge thanks to Alan and Ed for taking us up. It was great meeting them, and I had a super day altogether  ;D
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Re: Eagle rock's,Climbing
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012 »

looks like yas had great day, raging i missed it  :(    if yas are ever going again guys, let me know,
 hope to get next time  ;)
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Re: Eagle rock's,Climbing
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2012 »

Nice one Guys!!!  Looks that you all have a cool wee day....im sorry i missed it.  Next time tho :)
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Re: Eagle rock's,Climbing
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012 »

I think its safe to say it was a great day had by all! Enjoyed the day tremendously! Well done Big E, and thanks to Edd and Alan for your knowledge.. looking forward to the next time  ;D
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Re: Eagle rock's,Climbing
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2012 »

big thank you to all who came, especially to alan and ed for using their ropes, great day out, my first time on a crag that wasn't a training course so it had that real feel to it  :) really looking forward to the hen party
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Re: Eagle rock's,Climbing
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012 »

Nice work guys and girls, looks like a great day out!
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Re: Eagle rock's,Climbing
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012 »

Brilliant climb and glad i got my first lead done looking forward to doing it again. Is anyone else sore today?
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Re: Eagle rock's,Climbing
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2012 »

nope, just you  :D
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Re: Eagle rock's,Climbing
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2012 »

Thats alot of shiny kit!!
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Re: Eagle rock's,Climbing
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2012 »

Thats alot of shiny kit!!

Yeah lol that was the first outing. Been out a couple of time's since then and it's starting to get a more used look now. :)
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