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Title: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 03, 2012
Indoor Climbing usually:

@ Ozone Belfast - Tuesday Nights Everyone welcome Beginners to Pro's (the climbing kind ;) )

starts about 7pm

In the lighter evenings these nights may be outdoors so keep an eye on the thread.


Hey guys and gals

I was thinking we have plenty of people on our website now to start a climbing evening at Ozone for NI-Wilder. A time we could meet and have a chat and tackle some routes.

I was thinking of Thursday evenings at 7pm.

The cost is only £4 each.

I will be going myself so if you want to come just say below  ;D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Are we there yet? on November 03, 2012
I'd love to Lenny... but i'd never make it up in time. If you're ever going on a Sunday afternoon let me know :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 03, 2012
I am sure I will be going down one Sunday soon.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: surfnscenic on November 04, 2012
I've never been to the Ozone.  Can you get a coffee there and, what gear, if any is required?

What costs?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on November 04, 2012
Count me in for a Thursday climbing session Lenny, just need to relearn the ropes, aha.

I've never been to the Ozone.  Can you get a coffee there and, what gear, if any is required?

What costs?

Not too sure about coffee but a climbing session is £4 to £5 and you can get the climbing harness there, it cost me nothing to hire last time i was there. I wore a light weight pair of trainers and shorts and t-shirt as i don't own any specific climbing gear.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Oisín on November 04, 2012
I could possibly do a Thursday night climb.

I climb there every Wednesday between 2 and 5. And your right about it being £4-£5.

I'm not sure what equipment they lend out, I must ask. Even if it was just climbing shoes, then I could go bouldering without worrying about a big fall.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 04, 2012
They have harnesses and I can show you the ropes  :-\
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: RedLeader on November 05, 2012
I could be tempted by this.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 05, 2012
Right I will be at the ozone between 7-7.30. See you there.

Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: RedLeader on November 05, 2012
This Thu would potentially be a bit soon for me. Do you have to have climbing shoes?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 05, 2012
This Thu would potentially be a bit soon for me. Do you have to have climbing shoes?

Nope, trainers will be fine to get started. If you enjoy it then you could look to buy some but not to start.

Hey I will be looking to go most thursdays got to get loads of training in for next year.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on November 05, 2012
Thursdays aren't good for me, Monday and Tuesday nights are and Sunday's.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 05, 2012
I just picked thursdays out of a hat. sure we could change it but not everyone is going to make it.

I will set up a vote.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on November 05, 2012
Cheers!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 07, 2012
Right so the people have spoken and Tuesday evenings it will be going forward. I will be there most Tuedays just after 7pm. People are more than welcome to come along and learn or teach and have fun.  ;D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on November 07, 2012
Yay!!! Btw how much is it?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 07, 2012
£4 I think, no more that £5 :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: surfnscenic on November 07, 2012
Is this meeting at Ozone on tomorrow evening-Thursday?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 08, 2012
Is this meeting at Ozone on tomorrow evening-Thursday?

Sure is.  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 08, 2012
I may get down tonight after I perform my chauffeur duties if its quiet at home.

Sweet, get some routes leaded.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on November 08, 2012
Had a great night, cheers for all the help learning the ropes, roll on Tuesday.

Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 08, 2012
Had fun also. Hope there will be more next Tuesday.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 10, 2012
Had a great night, cheers for all the help learning the ropes, roll on Tuesday.

That is photo is not very flattening.

I am going down the wall today at 4pm for a couple of hours if anyone wants to come.

And dont forget the climbing night has bee changed to Tuesday nights.

I will be down at around 7.15pm on Tuesday. :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on November 10, 2012
"Came away thinking 'oh I did pretty well' then Megan shows me how to do it today"

That's one of the more difficult routes on the wall, she certainly knows what she's doing, kudos to her.  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Are we there yet? on November 10, 2012
Go Megan!!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 11, 2012
So who's all coming on tuesday?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on November 12, 2012
I'll definitely be there on Tuesday.

Just so everyone knows, the sessions are £4 and the climbing harness is free to hire, as a beginner you need to fill in a simple form and have an experienced climber sign it.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 12, 2012
I'll definitely be there on Tuesday.

Just so everyone knows, the sessions are £4 and the climbing harness is free to hire, as a beginner you need to fill in a simple form and have an experienced climber sign it.

I would say you know what your doing now  ;)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on November 12, 2012
Do you need to fill that in everytime SY? If so I'd 'cough' fill it in saying I knew what I was doing ;)

Just for the first couple of times then you can get your Boost card which means you can swipe and pay without filling in any more forms. From now on though, i'm 'ahem, experienced'.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on November 12, 2012
I would say you know what your doing now  ;)

Many thanks Lenny, that's all down to your great teaching, much appreciated.  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 12, 2012
No problems, I love to show people the ropes 'ahem'
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on November 13, 2012
Me I'm going! Plus a pal and another one is meeting me down there.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 13, 2012
Had good fun tonight. Hopefully going to get a trip sorted down to awesome walls in Dublin next January. So keep a eye out for that.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on November 13, 2012
It was a good wee night, roll on next week..
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on November 14, 2012
That was another great night, looking forward to tackling that blue route again next week.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on November 14, 2012
Belay system bought today, buying my shoes at the weekend.. Getting a good deal £50 for Chilli's that's with my 20% and a wee bit extra thanks to Angus!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 15, 2012
Arm feeling better today. Thank god for painkillers
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 15, 2012
Pulled a muscle in my shoulder so when I raise my arm above my head
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 15, 2012
did you do it on Tuesday night? maybe your getting old  ;D can you get called old now instead of me? it was terribly hurtful  ;) :D

I am getting old LOL. Just not as old as you.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 15, 2012
LOL
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: chink1211 on November 17, 2012
hi every one a freind an i are intresred in coming to ozone but we kinda dont have a clue how to climb but the photos look pretty cool so we wanna go, please can we tag along lol ::)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on November 17, 2012
Yes no problem.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 17, 2012
hi every one a freind an i are intresred in coming to ozone but we kinda dont have a clue how to climb but the photos look pretty cool so we wanna go, please can we tag along lol ::)

Of course you can. Just need trainers to get started.

When you arrive you need to fill out a form which I will sign (or someone else) and just ask for a harness.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: chink1211 on November 17, 2012
 ;D happy days thanks alot weve now got somthin to look forward to , thankyou ;D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 20, 2012
So whos coming along tonight ???
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on November 20, 2012
Me + 2
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: chink1211 on November 20, 2012
 ;D me  and a freind  am well looking forward to it  ;D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: chink1211 on November 20, 2012
one thing ive never met anyone of ni wild how will i no who to meet lol
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 20, 2012
one thing ive never met anyone of ni wild how will i no who to meet lol

I will be wearing a bright blue Berghaus down jacket and have a orange osprey pack.

Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: chink1211 on November 20, 2012
we kinda dont have a clue about it i just seen the pics an thought looked pretty cool an wud love a bash , can we still go and give it a go or do you need to have some sort of experiance  :-\
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 20, 2012
we kinda dont have a clue about it i just seen the pics an thought looked pretty cool an wud love a bash , can we still go and give it a go or do you need to have some sort of experiance  :-\

Meet me at the front door around 7:10. fill in the form and I will sign it for you  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Wolf_Larson on November 20, 2012
Have a great time evey1  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on November 20, 2012
Are you not going?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 20, 2012
Have a great time evey1  :)

Though you was coming?  :(
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Wolf_Larson on November 20, 2012
My foot is still pretty beat, i cant even play football this week. I can feel it coming around a little better today.  ;D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on November 20, 2012
See you all down there.  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on November 20, 2012
Another grand night, good to see a few more folks joining in.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: surfnscenic on November 20, 2012
Is there a  climbing evening on Thursday? :o
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Hiker33r on November 20, 2012
Hi every one had a fab nite climbing and cant wait till next week!!! like to say thanks to Lenny and Everyone!! For making us feel so welcome and can't wait to learn more  ;D thanks
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 20, 2012
Great fun tonight. Enjoyed help some new guys and watching other grow. Set a date for our trip to Dublin. New post to follow.

I might be able to make Thursday give you a shout.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: chink1211 on November 20, 2012
have da say a big thanks to lenny and speciman yak for not droping me tonight ,i never thought i would actualy go as high as i did lol , really enjoyed it and meeting everyone , see yas all next week  ;)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on November 20, 2012
Another great night climbing, good to see everyone. Aunty sham's knows everyone :) and got me on the big overhang wall which was great  :)
It's good to be in the know lol..
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on November 21, 2012
Hands and arms are sore today..  :-\
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: surfnscenic on November 21, 2012
Is there a climbing meeting on Thursday evening or just Tuesday evening?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: surfnscenic on November 21, 2012
Is there a climbing meeting on Thursday evening or just Tuesday evening?
ATM it's just a Tuesday at the ozone afaik but there may well be ni-wilders doing their own thing

Thanks Dave, I'll keep an eye to the forum. I see Lenny will be there tomorrow morning but I probably won't be able to make that.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on November 26, 2012
Alex Honnold, Alone on the wall, wow:

Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 27, 2012
So whos all going tonight?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on November 27, 2012
Yep, see you all later.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on November 27, 2012
I won't as I've a meeting to go to.. :(
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on November 27, 2012
Grand night, fingers and forearms are sore.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 27, 2012
Grand night, fingers and forearms are sore.

Ditto, Forearms are pumped. happy with today's efforts
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on November 27, 2012
Had a good night but must admit came away thinking I didnt try hard enough  :-\

That black route is so close I can taste it, which I thought I was going to get with my kebab on the way home but it was a let down too  :'( and it was the last bit of junk Im eating...well until the weekend   :D

Know what you mean, that black route does look insanely difficult though, i've got my own vendetta with that blue route now, we're gonna have to try them first thing next week.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on November 27, 2012
I'll be black and blue next week if I do them both.. Lol..
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on November 27, 2012
I know.. I'm busting to wear them.. Ordered a harness on flea bay too, got it for £17 used twice.. Will see what it's like when It gets delivered.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on November 27, 2012
I know.. Need to test out my shoes on Sunday as I can't wait till then.. Anyone up for it?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 28, 2012
So I am looking to get out on sunday but atm not down the wall. I am currently looking to go down to the boulder at Greyabbey to do some bouldering.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=10158 (http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=10158)

The weather looks good currently

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2655984?day=4 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2655984?day=4)

This is not set in stone  ::) as I could go indoors to the ozone or Hot rock if no-one else wants to go outside.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Are we there yet? on November 28, 2012
So I am looking to get out on sunday but atm not down the wall. I am currently looking to go down to the boulder at Greyabbey to do some bouldering.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=10158 (http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=10158)

The weather looks good currently

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2655984?day=4 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2655984?day=4)

This is not set in stone  ::) as I could go indoors to the ozone or Hot rock if no-one else wants to go outside.

I'll be a bit pushed for time this Sunday, so the Hotrock would be good for me this time..   :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 28, 2012
I will have to get back to you about Hot rock as its abit out the way like ozone is for you  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Are we there yet? on November 28, 2012
No problem Lenny... it was one of your suggested places  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 28, 2012
I did, however thinking now I dont have permission for the car, I may need to seek permission first. sorry  :(
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on November 28, 2012
Permission for the car??
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on November 28, 2012
Permission for the car??

Just incase SWMBO needs it
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on December 02, 2012
I've been looking out for climbing gear on ebay and wanted to ask for a bit of advice concerning shoe size, i'm a size 9 and was wondering should i be looking for a climbing shoe a size smaller or a size larger. I know it can get a bit technical with different makes and models of shoes and they mostly don't follow your standard shoe size, but is there a general rule i should be following?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 02, 2012
I've been looking out for climbing gear on ebay and wanted to ask for a bit of advice concerning shoe size, i'm a size 9 and was wondering should i be looking for a climbing shoe a size smaller or a size larger. I know it can get a bit technical with different makes and models of shoes and they mostly don't follow your standard shoe size, but is there a general rule i should be following?

I have always bought my size. You could argue that smaller size helps but that can become uncomfortable over long periods of time.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on December 02, 2012
I have always bought my size. You could argue that smaller size helps but that can become uncomfortable over long periods of time.

Cheers, that's what i was wondering, should i go for a smaller size and have the toes curled up for strength and gripping or my usual size so it's more comfortable. Looks like i'll be taking the comfy route.  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 02, 2012
I have always bought my size. You could argue that smaller size helps but that can become uncomfortable over long periods of time.

Cheers, that's what i was wondering, should i go for a smaller size and have the toes curled up for strength and gripping or my usual size so it's more comfortable. Looks like i'll be taking the comfy route.  :)

Did you ever hear from that guy?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on December 02, 2012
Did you ever hear from that guy?

He had stated it was collection only but i emailed him and asked if he could post them, he replied and said he would check out the postage costs but that was the last i heard from him. The auction ended and the items were never relisted. It was a great bargain, shoes in my size, great harness, chalk bag and karabiners for £60, drats.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on December 02, 2012
Get your feet measured in Cotswolds, I normally wear a 6.5 in a boot, but when he measured I was a 7 and 7.5 on the left. I ended up getting a pair that were size 8, they are still snug but at least I can walk in them.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on December 02, 2012
Get your feet measured in Cotswolds, I normally wear a 6.5 in a boot, but when he measured I was a 7 and 7.5 on the left. I ended up getting a pair that were size 8, they are still snug but at least I can walk in them.

That's quite a size difference from normal shoe size to climbing shoe size and i've been getting fairly confused as to what advice to take when reading online articles, some suggest getting a larger size some say get smaller, looks like a trek down to Cotswold then to get a reliable measurement. Thanks.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 04, 2012
So whos all going tonight?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on December 04, 2012
Yep.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on December 04, 2012
Yes
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 04, 2012
Yes

ooo new boots
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on December 04, 2012
I'll do belay duty to tonight.

My shoulder been playing up but mostly because I've done something to my back that makes getting up sore :( standing is fine :)

Massage???
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on December 04, 2012
I could maybe do a Mr Miyagi on you!  ;D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on December 04, 2012
I could maybe do a Mr Miyagi on you!  ;D

This girl has healing hands :) my back feels so much better   :-* :)

Wax on, wax off!! Lol
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 05, 2012
Pic's?

The photos didn't come out very well because of the chalk in the air.

But this was the best of a bad bunch

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8341/8246328611_36236e04d8.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lennyj1/8246328611/)
Dave on wall (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lennyj1/8246328611/) by Lenny J1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/lennyj1/), on Flickr
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 07, 2012
Going climbing on Sunday at 1pm at the ozone. Everyone welcome
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 08, 2012
2 of us now on sunday.

Perfect time to come and experince it if you cant make the weekday climbing session.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Are we there yet? on December 08, 2012
ohh.. i could maybe make this! I'll let you know later  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 08, 2012
ohh.. i could maybe make this! I'll let you know later  :)

yea  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Are we there yet? on December 08, 2012
Lenny, how long do you plan on staying?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 08, 2012
Till about half three
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on December 09, 2012
That was a great day, finally managed to get that blue route ticked off.  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 09, 2012
Had fun today. Think Dave likes his new buys. Got a rope burn

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8202/8257454179_0d561199cd.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lennyj1/8257454179/)
Dave II Pointing (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lennyj1/8257454179/) by Lenny J1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/lennyj1/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8060/8258522792_5e207450c4.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lennyj1/8258522792/)
Dave II on Wall 5 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lennyj1/8258522792/) by Lenny J1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/lennyj1/), on Flickr
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on December 09, 2012
Well done Dave, loving the new shoes and harness..
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on December 09, 2012
Well done Dave, loving the new shoes and harness..

Many thanks, delighted with them, couldn't wait to try them out today.

Way to go the Yakster  :)

Did your shoes feel like they made a difference? Say they did cos we kept saying it  ;)

Cheers, definitely made a big difference, without them i was taking all the weight on my arms which tired me out too quickly, with the shoes i can actually get a decent grip and put the weight on my legs. After todays session i feel grand, whereas usually my arms feel like two dead fish flopping about.  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: phil_b on December 09, 2012
Still would like to try this, looks like fun.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 11, 2012
So whos coming down tonight?

anyone what to come and try climbing for the first time?

all welcome
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Rusty Madra on December 11, 2012
Haven't been able to get down to many Tues Night evenings: unfortunately it's my Krav Maga night on a Tuesday  :( .... will keep an eye for other trips tho: really enjoyed it the last time
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on December 11, 2012
Can't make it tonight, not feeling too well and want it cleared up before the weekend. :'(
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on December 11, 2012
Yep.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Oisín on December 11, 2012
What time do you guys meet again?

7pm?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Oisín on December 11, 2012
And do you guys just boulder or have the harness and ropes and all?

Does the Ozone loan shoes? Often wondered
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 11, 2012
And do you guys just boulder or have the harness and ropes and all?
And do you guys just boulder or have the harness and ropes and all?

Does the Ozone loan shoes? Often wondered

We normally do a bit of both, although our dynamic moves leave alot to be desired :) Its been pretty busy centre rope wise so Lenny has been bringing his for when we cant get a centre one

Im not sure about shoes they do harnesses

They dont do shoes.

Does the Ozone loan shoes? Often wondered
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on December 11, 2012
Is this what you's were like tonight?

&sns=em
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 12, 2012
Another good night and another route that has been bugging me completed. This one was a leading route that I could top rope np but just couldnt lead.
Lenny said tonight he was feeling the benefit of going regularly and asked was I to which I said no but i obviously am :)

Great to see Oisin down and watch Speciman-'the noise'-Yak destroy a couple of routes that had proved to much before :)

I do feel alot stronger. my recovery is improving aswell (Less aches the following day) Glad I finished the 5+ Grey route while holding out at the top (Not just tapping it).

So gonna do that 6a Green on saturday.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on December 12, 2012
Another good night and another route that has been bugging me completed. This one was a leading route that I could top rope np but just couldnt lead.
Lenny said tonight he was feeling the benefit of going regularly and asked was I to which I said no but i obviously am :)

Great to see Oisin down and watch Speciman-'the noise'-Yak destroy a couple of routes that had proved to much before :)

It was a great night, i'm feeling better in recovery the next day and starting to feel the benefits in the arms, i think my screaming technique is coming along, lol  :D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Oisín on December 12, 2012
Another good night and another route that has been bugging me completed. This one was a leading route that I could top rope np but just couldnt lead.
Lenny said tonight he was feeling the benefit of going regularly and asked was I to which I said no but i obviously am :)

Great to see Oisin down and watch Speciman-'the noise'-Yak destroy a couple of routes that had proved to much before :)

It was a great night, i'm feeling better in recovery the next day and starting to feel the benefits in the arms, i think my screaming technique is coming along, lol  :D

Wimbledon eat your heart out.


I enjoyed it too, must see if I can make it next week too.

Bought some climbing shoes today in Tiso, they had very little left, and I ended up with size 9's. 9 & 1/2's would have been ideal, I'll just have to see if the expand and stretch out a bit with use. Otherwise I might have to sell them on.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on December 12, 2012
Bought some climbing shoes today in Tiso, they had very little left, and I ended up with size 9's. 9 & 1/2's would have been ideal, I'll just have to see if the expand and stretch out a bit with use. Otherwise I might have to sell them on.

Good stuff Oisín, i've noticed the shoes make a real difference with grip, was there much climbing gear left in Tisos or do you know if there'll be more stock put out?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 17, 2012
Anyone want to go climbing tomorrow?

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=210489 (http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=210489)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 17, 2012
Are you taking your top off?

I hoping you would  ;)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Are we there yet? on December 17, 2012
Anyone want to go climbing tomorrow?

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=210489 (http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=210489)

Kg... this climbing malarky is really suiting you! you look positively Shamazing!!  :D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on December 17, 2012
Lol.. Never mind the coat!!  ;)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Are we there yet? on December 17, 2012
Anyone want to go climbing tomorrow?

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=210489 (http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=210489)

Kg... this climbing malarky is really suiting you! you look positively Shamazing!!  :D

and she clearly knows how to handle a shaft..

i'll get my coat.....

lol TAXI!

Do your leg loops not give you friction burns dressed like that?  :o
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on December 17, 2012
Nope, I prefer it that way lol
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on December 17, 2012


Do your let loops not give you friction burns dressed like that?  :o

and what about those big nuts banging off your bum, does that not get annoying?

Nope.. It's a nice feeling lol
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 17, 2012
You can see a nice mound there too.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 17, 2012
You can see a nice mound there too.

Its cracks look nice and clean too. Shouldn't require cleaning before putting any fingers in them

 ::)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 17, 2012
You can see a nice mound there too.

Its cracks look nice and clean too. Shouldn't require cleaning before putting any fingers in them

 ::)

To far??  :)

buy a couple of degrees lol (Only a couple)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 17, 2012
Im going tomorrow, who else?

Bear poo woods ???
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on December 17, 2012
Me!!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Oisín on December 17, 2012
Going to try and get up tomorrow.

Possibly getting some proper fitting climbing shoes in Cotswold/Jacksons and then heading up after.

Lenny could I lend a cam again, I haven't got one yet.

Anyone got advice in regard to Cotswolds or Jacksons, price being a factor (not sure if its just me who notices Jacksons can be a bit dearer)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on December 17, 2012
Definitely go to Cotswolds..
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 17, 2012
Going to try and get up tomorrow.

Possibly getting some proper fitting climbing shoes in Cotswold/Jacksons and then heading up after.

Lenny could I lend a cam again, I haven't got one yet.

Anyone got advice in regard to Cotswolds or Jacksons, price being a factor (not sure if its just me who notices Jacksons can be a bit dearer)

Sure no problem. Go to cotswold and make sure you get a discount
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Kayakgirl on December 18, 2012
Lo all,
Unfortunately I won't be going now.. Since the weekend I've developed a head cold with sinusitis.. It feels like it might develop to man flu.. Which I'm sure you all know is very serious indeed.. Have a good one.. I'm away to ring the Doctor
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 18, 2012
Lo all,
Unfortunately I won't be going now.. Since the weekend I've developed a head cold with sinusitis.. It feels like it might develop to man flu.. Which I'm sure you all know is very serious indeed.. Have a good one.. I'm away to ring the Doctor

Thats a real shame. I hope to see you back soon. Your boots need some more rubber to come off them
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: specimanYak on December 18, 2012
See everyone later.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 18, 2012
See everyone later.

Great  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 19, 2012
Had fun last night, tried to lead the Grey 5+ route but didn't have the strength to pull the rope throught the Karabiner at the top.

We were all chating about going down to Tollymore Hotrock on Sunday. I have the car so can provide a lift to some.

Just say if you want to come.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Oisín on December 19, 2012
I enjoyed last night too.

I'm starting to get a bit more of an itch for it all.

Hopefully we'll all get down on Sunday and get some more climbing done!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 19, 2012
I enjoyed last night too.

I'm starting to get a bit more of an itch for it all.

Hopefully we'll all get down on Sunday and get some more climbing done!

If you can make it into Belfast Sunday morning I will give you a lift.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Oisín on December 19, 2012
What time are we leaving at Sunday morning?

Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 19, 2012
What time are we leaving at Sunday morning?

Was going to leave Belfast at about 10
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Are we there yet? on December 19, 2012
Was looking forward to seeing you all again, but suspected it might be closed for the Christmas hols.. confirmed tonight that the centre closes tomorrow and re-opens 29th & 30th and resumes normal opening hours on the 2nd January 2013  :( but.. see you all on the 30th  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Are we there yet? on December 19, 2012
mmm.. good thinking there  ;) could have had some very sad climbers on Sunday.

We could always swap the dates ie do the ozone this Sunday and the hotrock on the 30th.

 :( Ive booked the 30th off.. so to speak  :-\
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 20, 2012
So we shall go for Sunday
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Oisín on December 20, 2012
Sunday at the Ozone?

Around 12?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 20, 2012
Sunday at the Ozone?

Around 12?

yeah i'll be there :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Oisín on December 22, 2012
Just checked my train times, I'll be up closer to 1pm.

Lookin forward to a bit more climbing. :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Are we there yet? on December 23, 2012
Had a good afternoon today, really felt productive although I did bag a 6a+ so that might have helped :)

Nice one!!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Oisín on December 23, 2012
Got some chalk this evening in easons. 12 varieties of colour, should be able to mark holds easy enough now.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Oisín on December 23, 2012
Yeah was pretty happy, of course Oisin just breezed up it after lol
Got some chalk this evening in easons. 12 varieties of colour, should be able to mark holds easy enough now.
Great :) we didn't have any i the house until Tuesday :-/ although she's only two so would t have missed a couple of bits ;)

And that's why they call you the grinch
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 24, 2012
Got some chalk this evening in easons. 12 varieties of colour, should be able to mark holds easy enough now.

Good effort Oisin
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: LennyJ1 on December 24, 2012
I may be up for some climbing on Thursday if anyone is free ???
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evening
Post by: Oisín on December 26, 2012
Working Thursday sadly. Same again on Sunday? Ozone open I presume?


**EDIT**
Just seen the thread for Sunday,

http://www.ni-wild.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3804.0

I'll talk about it there :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 07, 2013
Looking forward to tomorrow night, haven't been climbing in an age and need to work off some of the xmas excess, see you all there.  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on January 07, 2013
I'll be there :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Kayakgirl on January 07, 2013
Just wondering if there will be trouble due to 'fleg' protests
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on January 07, 2013
Just wondering if there will be trouble due to 'fleg' protests

not round that part (I dont think)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Kayakgirl on January 07, 2013
Upper Newtownards road and Templemore Ave
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on January 08, 2013
Always wanted to try rock climbing, and at £4 and being so close I don't think I can refuse. As a complete beginner do I just turn up at 7pm?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on January 08, 2013
Always wanted to try rock climbing, and at £4 and being so close I don't think I can refuse. As a complete beginner do I just turn up at 7pm?

Hi wmoulds

If you come down for about 7 and I will be along about 7:10 and I will sign you in. You cant climb without some one else there who has climbed before.

See you later  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on January 08, 2013
Sounds great, see you then! Oh and my sister wants to try it out after talking to her so she may come along also tonight.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on January 08, 2013
Sounds great, see you then! Oh and my sister wants to try it out after talking to her so she may come along also tonight.

No problem the more the merrier. We have a few people that know what there doing now so you will get some good routes in.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Kayakgirl on January 08, 2013
I'm not venturing out tonight. Hope you's have a good climb.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 08, 2013
Another great night, glad to be back at it again. Good to see wmoulds and sis giving it a go.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on January 09, 2013
Thanks all for the welcome! Never thought I'd like climbing as much as I did. Though I woke up this morning with plenty of aches lol
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Oisín on January 14, 2013
Everyone still going tomorrow night? A bit of a warm-up for Sunday.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on January 14, 2013
Looking forward to it! Do I have to be signed in again or do I just pay and go in? Also my friend David might come along to try it out as well.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 14, 2013
Looking forward to it! Do I have to be signed in again or do I just pay and go in? Also my friend David might come along to try it out as well.

Yeah, you have to fill in the form for the first couple of times but ask them for your Boost card tomorrow, it costs nothing and it'll be ready at the end of the night so you can pay and go next time without any more filling in of forms. Looking forward to it tomorrow night, the more the merrier.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Typo-On on January 15, 2013
I'll be down tonight, wasn't sure I was going to be able to make it.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Kayakgirl on January 15, 2013
I won't be able to make it tonight as I'm working. Will see you's at the weekend.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Oisín on January 15, 2013
Think I'll bring a buff tonight and we can do a bit of blindfold climbing at some point?

Anyone like the idea?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Typo-On on January 15, 2013
Think I'll bring a buff tonight and we can do a bit of blindfold climbing at some point?

Anyone like the idea?

They've done that in Megan's class it looks fun.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 15, 2013
Another fun night climbing, tried the blindfold, that was tough.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Oisín on January 16, 2013
Great night all, thanks for being there.

I enjoyed the blindfold climbing, it really made you concentrate on your balance and foot positioning. Something I find myself ignoring at times.

Great practice for the Awesome Walls!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on January 16, 2013
Thanks for last night, great to see wmoulds return.

fingers crossed I can make sunday
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 17, 2013
Anyone up for a climb tomorrow, anytime after 2pm or whatever suits?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 18, 2013
Going to leave climbing til tomorrow, saturday, if anyone's interested, around 2pm.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Oisín on January 18, 2013
Can't make Saturday unfortunately.

I'll be envying you while I'm stuck in work!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 19, 2013
Can't make Saturday unfortunately.

I'll be envying you while I'm stuck in work!

You'll be raring to go at Awesome Walls tomorrow.

A quick climb from 1.30 with LennyJ, that yellow bouldering route is on my hit-list.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Oisín on January 22, 2013
Everyone still going tonight? My arms are a bit tender, but sure, what are you going to do?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Typo-On on January 22, 2013
Everyone still going tonight? My arms are a bit tender, but sure, what are you going to do?

I'll be down
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on January 22, 2013
I'll try and get down but no guarantee due to weather and traffic. Does anyone know what the roads are like near the ozone?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on January 22, 2013
I'll try and get down but no guarantee due to weather and traffic. Does anyone know what the roads are like near the ozone?

There clear all round town and Belfast
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 22, 2013
See you all later.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on January 22, 2013
I live on the outskirts of south belfast and it's still pretty bad here  :( , don't want to take the risk of going out onto the roads. But if the snow clears away later in the week and anyone is going for a climb let me know!

Anyway enjoy tonight! Disappointed in missing out.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 22, 2013
That was a good night, tired at the moment.

But if the snow clears away later in the week and anyone is going for a climb let me know!

A few of us may be heading to the Ozone on Thursday, will keep you posted.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Kayakgirl on January 22, 2013
I've been a tad busy trying to source some freelance work over the next few months to go climbing, but I got some good news today after taking a trip up the North coast, so hopefully will be getting some work with them. It maybe a bit of a hike up there, but the perks are that he is willing to train me up to SPA and more, plus he is looking 'guinea pigs' to go Multi pitching at all levels as he is looking to do his MIL/A so watch this space as I will be looking to recruit you's.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on January 23, 2013
That was a good night, tired at the moment.

A few of us may be heading to the Ozone on Thursday, will keep you posted.

Thursday would suit perfect.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 23, 2013
Thursday would suit perfect.

About 7pm at the Ozone then.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on January 24, 2013
Cya's then  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on January 24, 2013
Sorry I couldn't make it
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 24, 2013
A good night, starting from next week i'm going to head over to the Ozone 2-3 times a week if anyone else is interested.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on January 25, 2013
Thoroughly enjoying night, glad to see it more empty lol. I'll be trying to go at least once a week but anyone going anyother night keep me posted as I could be interested. Need to work a lot on my technique.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 25, 2013
Forgot to mention that on thursday night, whilst trying to get that yellow bouldering route sorted i banged my elbow on one of the nubs and it drew BLOOD. Yep, that route drew FIRST BLOOD so it's now asking for it, it's on.  :D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on January 25, 2013
Forgot to mention that on thursday night, whilst trying to get that yellow bouldering route sorted i banged my elbow on one of the nubs and it drew BLOOD. Yep, that route drew FIRST BLOOD so it's now asking for it, it's on.  :D

WAR HUH YEAH WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR!!!!!!!  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 25, 2013
Would look nice in the back garden:

http://goo.gl/6QqBd
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Craigy123 on January 27, 2013
Is this on this Tuesday Lenny? Had a wee day out yesterday climbing and could really use more exercise at it.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Typo-On on January 27, 2013
Yeah, Tuesdays about 7

On another note we had a huge floating sheet of ice that needed someone to walk on during our summit of hen...we needed our resident stuntman!!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Kayakgirl on January 27, 2013
I'm in and bringing my mate Cathy.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Craigy123 on January 27, 2013
I was climbing up there on saturday, I was very tempted...very very tempted but decided better. I did however have some fun on the last bit of snow doing my penguin impression and going down it face first.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Oisín on January 27, 2013
I'm in and bringing my mate Cathy.

Thats great. Havent Seen you climbing in months!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 28, 2013
Class, looks like there's going to be a great turn out on tuesday.  ;)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Oisín on January 28, 2013
I'll bring Grace too. :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on January 28, 2013
Cant make tomorrow, first time I will have to miss out.  >:(
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Typo-On on January 29, 2013
I'm gonna miss tonight feeling rough still  :(
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 29, 2013
Sorry to hear you both aren't coming tonight, you'll be missed.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Oisín on January 29, 2013
If anyone who is coming and has quickdraws could you bring them? Even if you don't fancy leading, just so were not stuck to one route with that climbing class telling us to go away.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on January 29, 2013
Sorry to hear you both aren't coming tonight, you'll be missed.

Cheers Dave.

If anyone who is coming and has quickdraws could you bring them? Even if you don't fancy leading, just so were not stuck to one route with that climbing class telling us to go away.

Sorry Oisin, just thought that me or dave ussally bring quickdraws. I know Shamara has some.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 30, 2013
Had a good night, seemed quieter than usual, that yellow bouldering route is almost with-in grasp.

Here's a good deal for a harness, belay device and karabiner for roughly £43 if anyone's looking for one, offer ends this weekend:

http://goo.gl/Egisk
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Oisín on January 30, 2013
Good night too. And I agree it was quieter than usual. Maybe get down on Thursday, plan depending!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on January 30, 2013
As I am in work from 12-8 I am going down to the wall tomorrow morning. Be there from 9 in the morning if anyones around.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 30, 2013
As I am in work from 12-8 I am going down to the wall tomorrow morning. Be there from 9 in the morning if anyones around.

Why not pop in after work, you know we'll be there til 9.30/9.45.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on January 30, 2013
Couldn't make it on tuesday with work and family commitments but I should be heading down tomorrow night at some point if anyone is going?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 30, 2013
Couldn't make it on tuesday with work and family commitments but I should be heading down tomorrow night at some point if anyone is going?

Yep, there'll be a few of us there from 6pm tomorrow, see you then.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on January 31, 2013
That was a long night, feel all the better for it. Wmoulds and Sarah, you'll defeat that white route next time. :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 01, 2013
A few of us are going for another climbing session tomorrow from 12.30 if anyone else is interested.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Mourneman on February 01, 2013
A few of us are going for another climbing session tomorrow from 12.30 if anyone else is interested.
i heard you were go camping with us yak?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 01, 2013
I heard you were go camping with us yak?

I don't know MM, i just can't make my mind up after last weeks Hen Mountain failure, i'm feeding my climbing addiction at the moment but let me see what i can get sorted. Back in ten.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 01, 2013
Ok, looks like climbing is off for me tomorrow and the bivvy is on. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on February 02, 2013
Anyone heading down for a climb today?

Cheers Yak, that white route has just become my nemeses!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Craigy123 on February 03, 2013
Many going climbing this Tuesday at the Ozone? I got myself some climbing shoes and I'm looking forward to testing them.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Oisín on February 04, 2013
I'll be there on Tuesday for certain, as long as nothing falls on me.

I feel I'm progressing with my technique, so I have to keep practicing.

I also enjoy teaching the newer members and watching them progress faster than I am! 
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Craigy123 on February 04, 2013
Naw I think that idiot that let the rope slide last time aint coming this time.  :D
Think he might have learned not to do that though lol.

My friend Tom is gonna come down too, he has no kit but can have a wee play about on the bouldering walls.

Looking forward to tuesday night.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Oisín on February 04, 2013
He can borrow a harness from the center, we'll get him up the wall in no time.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 04, 2013
I'm planning on heading down for 6pm tomorrow if anyone else fancies a longer session, seems to be a bit quieter at that time and gives a good hour to get warmed up.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Oisín on February 04, 2013
I'll be down around ten past six.

I may be there a couple of minutes earlier, depending on how fast I feel like walking and if I jump the gate or not. :D

I'll bring that bivvy bag for you!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Craigy123 on February 04, 2013
I'll be down after 7. can I come and borrow one of you to sign me and tom in? I'll register tomorrow for my own card.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 04, 2013
I'll be down around ten past six.

I may be there a couple of minutes earlier, depending on how fast I feel like walking and if I jump the gate or not. :D

I'll bring that bivvy bag for you!

Brilliant, i'll see you there. Looking forward to trying that bivvy, it'll cut the pack size down immensely.

I'll be down after 7. can I come and borrow one of you to sign me and tom in? I'll register tomorrow for my own card.

Sure, see you tomorrow then.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 07, 2013
Who's heading tonight? I'll be there at 7pm tonight instead of 6pm as i was shattered by 8pm on Tuesday, it was a long weekend though. :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on February 07, 2013
I might be down the wall over the weekend if anyone wants? :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 07, 2013
I might be down the wall over the weekend if anyone wants? :)

I'll more than likely join you, maybe sunday as it's that bit quieter and gives us more wall to play with.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Typo-On on February 07, 2013
Megan starts at ganaway tonight so Thursdays will most likely always be out for me now.
I'm still not feeling right but if I'm better (oh please let it be!! Over two weeks of feeling ill :( ) I might take my stuff on Saturday afternoon while Megan's in her class.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 07, 2013
Megan starts at ganaway tonight so Thursdays will most likely always be out for me now.
I'm still not feeling right but if I'm better (oh please let it be!! Over two weeks of feeling ill :( ) I might take my stuff on Saturday afternoon while Megan's in her class.

Hope you're feeling better by the weekend, i'm sure you're itching to get a climbing session in, sure we'll play it by ear and see who else can make saturday then.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Typo-On on February 07, 2013
Megan starts at ganaway tonight so Thursdays will most likely always be out for me now.
I'm still not feeling right but if I'm better (oh please let it be!! Over two weeks of feeling ill :( ) I might take my stuff on Saturday afternoon while Megan's in her class.

Hope you're feeling better by the weekend, i'm sure you're itching to get a climbing session in, sure we'll play it by ear and see who else can make saturday then.

Lol no go for Sunday if its quieter i know i would, I'm happy to just boulder on Saturday.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on February 07, 2013
I'm up for tonight and possibly the weekend. Hopefully see you around 7pm yak.

Typo-on, I know the feeling, I felt ill for 3-4 weeks over Xmas, went to doctors, got antibiotics for stomach infection and within a week I was all better. In hindsight I wish I went to doctors sooner rather than thinking it will pass. Anyway get well soon!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 07, 2013
I'm up for tonight and possibly the weekend. Hopefully see you around 7pm yak.

See you then.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 08, 2013
It seemed a lot busier last night and i was still as tired as i felt on Tuesday, not a lot of climbing but stuck to bouldering. Wmoulds arrived in his shiny new kit ready to destroy all the routes. Looking forward to a weekend session after a good nights rest.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on February 09, 2013
Anyone heading down today to the wall?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on February 09, 2013
Going down to the wall tomorrow at 12 o'clock if anyone's up for it
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on February 10, 2013
I'll be there, cya then.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on February 10, 2013
I'll be there, cya then.

Coolio
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 10, 2013
I'll be there for 12.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 10, 2013
Really enjoyed the session today, Karma to Lenny for showing me how to lead a route for the first time.  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Typo-On on February 10, 2013
Excellent! :)

Did they change many routes? (it looked like they were working away at them yesterday)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 10, 2013
Excellent! :)

Did they change many routes? (it looked like they were working away at them yesterday)

Cheers.
It didn't look like there were any changed routes, unless they were tightening loose nubs yesterday or just having a general up-keep.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Typo-On on February 10, 2013
Excellent! :)

Did they change many routes? (it looked like they were working away at them yesterday)

Cheers.
It didn't look like there were any changed routes, unless they were tightening loose nubs yesterday or just having a general up-keep.

He spent alot of time around the right hand side corner of the middle overhang ( where that orange route that works its way up the corner is) and on the face of the overhang too.

I wasn't paying much attention as I was watching Megan.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Oisín on February 10, 2013
Thats an odd one, I climbed that orange on Tuesday and it wasn't loose.

But good on you Yak for your first lead. Was it on the sloper wall at the far right?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 10, 2013
He spent alot of time around the right hand side corner of the middle overhang ( where that orange route that works its way up the corner is) and on the face of the overhang too.

I wasn't paying much attention as I was watching Megan.

There were no ropes up at that section when we there, so we couldn't climb it, but didn't notice any changes though, we'll have to take a closer look on Tuesday.

But good on you Yak for your first lead. Was it on the sloper wall at the far right?

Yeah, the red route then the green at the corner on the sloper wall section, it's nervy enough for a first time but good to make a start. Lenny then showed us a multi-pitch on the blue route, cajones the size of boulders that dude.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Typo-On on February 10, 2013
. Lenny then showed us a multi-pitch on the blue route, cajones the size of boulders that dude.

How do you multi-pitch at the Ozone? am I being daft?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 10, 2013
How do you multi-pitch at the Ozone? am I being daft?

You'll have to get Lenny to show you, much too complicated for my Yak brain to explain. He was able to do it because it was quiet at the wall today so he could take up two routes, the rope always being tied into another pitch for safety.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on February 10, 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed it as well. It was great being empty, choice of all routes to climb etc. Gona try to go more often at weekends now. Really looking forward to getting some technique built up.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Oisín on February 10, 2013
Looks like I missed a good day then!

I'll just have to settle with pullups and deadhangs on the doorframe.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 10, 2013
Looks like I missed a good day then!

I'll just have to settle with pullups and deadhangs on the doorframe.

You did climb a mountain route during the week, you deserved a day off. :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 12, 2013
Power screaming and vocal exercise class tonight at the Ozone, see you all there.  :D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Oisín on February 12, 2013
I had a lazy night at the Ozone tonight. But glad I lead a 6+ :)

Oh, btw, did I by any chance grab anyone else's Nalgene Flask? I don't recognise the one I'm drinking from.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 12, 2013
It was a tiring night, good fun as usual but i'm tired now.

Not my flask, don't know whose one you grabbed.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Typo-On on February 13, 2013
Not mine either..

I found last night really hard, routes that had become warm up routes required effort :( suppose that's my punishment for not attending recently  :P
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Kayakgirl on February 15, 2013
Heading up the Mournes Mon and Tuesday for multi-pitch climbs. Can't wait.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on February 15, 2013
Going down to the ozone Saturday evening at 7 if anyone wants to join me.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 15, 2013
Going down to the ozone Saturday evening at 7 if anyone wants to join me.

I'll join you at this.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on February 15, 2013
Going down to the ozone Saturday evening at 7 if anyone wants to join me.

I'll join you at this.

See you then
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on February 15, 2013
Is there any chance you can come down earlier? At 5pm for instance? Got to go out for sisters birthday at around 7.30-8pm but wouldn't like to miss a bit of climbing.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on February 15, 2013
Is there any chance you can come down earlier? At 5pm for instance? Got to go out for sisters birthday at around 7.30-8pm but wouldn't like to miss a bit of climbing.

I cant as I am busy till 7. Bring you sister along and tell her its her birthday present  ;D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Oisín on February 19, 2013
Tonight as usual everyone?  8)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on February 19, 2013
Tonight as usual everyone?  8)

I will be finishing work at 6.30pm and going straigh over. Going to get on the big wall tonight
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on February 19, 2013
I'll be down too! Though I'm wrecked so don't expect to do loads.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Typo-On on February 19, 2013
Really enjoyed tonight, it was good to try and fail a couple of routes. I also enjoyed the bit of man bonding with Lenny  :D :D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on February 19, 2013
Really enjoyed tonight, it was good to try and fail a couple of routes. I also enjoyed the bit of man bonding with Lenny  :D :D

 ;D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: GMB on February 21, 2013
Hi there,

I'm a new member on the forum. Just wanted to know if you wouldn't mind me joining your group at the Ozone to try and get some experience climbing. I just posted up a new thread in the introductions. If anyone is looking for someone to climb with during the day I'm usually free if you can't get no one else lol.

I have been going over to the ozone for the last couple of weeks first thing in the morning and doing a bit of bouldering. More or less to get a bit of a work out tbh.

Thanks, Gary.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Typo-On on February 21, 2013
Ah just posted in your introduction thread, yeah np we are normally here around 7pm look forward to seeing you.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Kayakgirl on February 21, 2013
Hi Gary,

I would be free during the day if you want to meet up.

Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Ed on February 21, 2013
Really enjoyed tonight, it was good to try and fail a couple of routes. I also enjoyed the bit of man bonding with Lenny  :D :D

I misread that for a second, I'm glad I took the time to re-read it
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: GMB on February 21, 2013
Ah just posted in your introduction thread, yeah np we are normally here around 7pm look forward to seeing you.

Nice one! Looking forward to coming over.


Hi Gary,

I would be free during the day if you want to meet up.

Yes, sounds great. I plan to go over on Monday at the moment. Be sure to let me know if any other days suit you  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 26, 2013
Heading over to the Ozone for 6.30pm tonight, see you all there.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: GMB on February 26, 2013
What you wearing and I'll come over for half six also. Just thought there that I don't know what anybody looks like lol.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 26, 2013
What you wearing and I'll come over for half six also. Just thought there that I don't know what anybody looks like lol.

I'll be wearing a green jacket and black jeans and i'll be cycling over, i'll meet you at reception, see you there.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 26, 2013
I had a blast tonight, finally got that yellow bouldering route down on the first attempt, now to try and keep at it consistently every time, a few pics from tonight (i now know for next time to keep the flash off as it picks up all the chalk dust floating around).

(http://i.imgur.com/9BKxcxg.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/R78LfJQ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mbLQunU.jpg)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: GMB on February 28, 2013
A big thanks to Lenny and the lads for making me very welcome on Tuesday evening at the ozone. Thoroughly enjoyed myself and I had a good laugh too. It was great to get above 10 feet again.

I did see Dave (specimenYak) complete that yellow boulder route and I will definitely be back for more  ;D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on February 28, 2013
A big thanks to Lenny and the lads for making me very welcome on Tuesday evening at the ozone. Thoroughly enjoyed myself and I had a good laugh too. It was great to get above 10 feet again.

I did see Dave (specimenYak) complete that yellow boulder route and I will definitely be back for more  ;D

Good to see you there, looking forward to many more great nights.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Typo-On on February 28, 2013
A big thanks to Lenny and the lads for making me very welcome on Tuesday evening at the ozone. Thoroughly enjoyed myself and I had a good laugh too. It was great to get above 10 feet again.

I did see Dave (specimenYak) complete that yellow boulder route and I will definitely be back for more  ;D

lol I cant help but think Dave II for the Yakster. Its all Lenny's fault not mine  :P
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Kayakgirl on March 05, 2013
I'm exchanging the granite for climbing wall tonight.. So should see you down there.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on March 05, 2013
Good stuff KG, i'll be there for 7pm tonight, see everyone there.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on March 05, 2013
Im not climbing tonight. Have fun. Dave r u still free this sunday?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Typo-On on March 05, 2013
You talkin to me?..... ;)

I assume its yak :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on March 05, 2013
You talkin to me?..... ;)

I assume its yak :)

Both of you really
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on March 07, 2013
As I can't make the Friday night camp as I have work on Saturday. I will be going down the wall after work on Friday. Aim to be for 5:15pm if anyone's around?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on March 07, 2013
As I can't make the Friday night camp as I have work on Saturday. I will be going down the wall after work on Friday. Aim to be for 5:15pm if anyone's around?

I'll join you tomorrow Lenny as i can't make it tonight.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on March 07, 2013
As I can't make the Friday night camp as I have work on Saturday. I will be going down the wall after work on Friday. Aim to be for 5:15pm if anyone's around?

I'll join you tomorrow Lenny as i can't make it tonight.

Good times. See you tomorrow.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on March 12, 2013
That was a good night, fingers and palms are roughed up nicely.  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: GMB on March 13, 2013
Had to give it a miss this week with working late. Sounds like i missed a good one  :(
See ya'all next week  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on March 14, 2013
Anyone up for a climbing session later, i can make it for 5pm but anytime suits.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: GMB on March 19, 2013
Two posts ago I said, "see ya'll next week".

Unfortunately not. Sustained an injury to my left ankle so have to sit this week out  >:(
Didn't want you guys thinking I was a one hit wonder  :P

I'll be back down as soon as I'm able.
Enjoy the wall  :)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on March 20, 2013
Two posts ago I said, "see ya'll next week".

Unfortunately not. Sustained an injury to my left ankle so have to sit this week out  >:(
Didn't want you guys thinking I was a one hit wonder  :P

I'll be back down as soon as I'm able.
Enjoy the wall  :)

Take it easy GMB, and see you down at the wall when you're fit and ready.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on March 24, 2013
Heading over to the Ozone for 10am if anyone's up for a session.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on March 26, 2013
Anyone going tonight?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on March 26, 2013
Anyone going tonight?

I'm going to try and get there for 6pm.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on March 27, 2013
The back of my hands are hurting after last night. I climbed the crack hands only and feet any colour.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: GMB on March 27, 2013
Nice one Lenny!

Did you have any of your tape slapped on them or were you au naturel?

That resin finish takes no prisoners.
Title: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on March 28, 2013
All natural. Forearms were pumped after lol
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on March 28, 2013
All natural. Forearms were pumped after lol

Apart from the tape on the fingers, eh.  :D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on April 02, 2013
Ozone closed tonight  >:(
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: LennyJ1 on April 09, 2013
Anyone going tonight? its been awhile.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: wmoulds on April 09, 2013
Haven't been on the forums for ages due to work but I'll be making an effort of going tonight. Going to be so rusty but looking forward to it!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: robertsreilly on April 09, 2013
I cant make it to the usual ozone one, but does anyone climb at the PEC? The wall is great
Title: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Kayakgirl on April 09, 2013
I heard it was good. Do you need to be a student to use it?
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: robertsreilly on April 10, 2013
nope, they run a climbing course in the summer which is 65 for members or 80 or so for non members, I think the guest rate to use the wall per use is 4 pounds. you dont have to be a student, they do public memberships, I'm not a student myself!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on April 10, 2013
I inquired about the cost of dropping into the climbing wall for a one-off session and got this reply today:

"The only pay and go option that we have is for students, and this cost is £4 for QUB students and £6 for any other university/school. If you are not a student the only way to gain casual access is to come as a guest of a member, and the charge for this is £9."

Here's their prices for public membership:

http://goo.gl/oAUjW
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: robertsreilly on April 10, 2013
ah that changes things a bit, but to be fair that 9 pounds does also give you access to a fitness suite, free weights room (really well equipped), strength and conditioning suite, olympic pool, diving pool and sauna among other things!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: GMB on April 10, 2013
9 quid?!

That must include a goodie bag & a "I went all the way to the top at QUB" T-shirt.

Edit: just seen your post robertsreilly. Is the pool 50m? I use to drive down to Dublin a few times a year to use the Olympic pool down there. £9 doesn't seem to bad if you make a day out of it.
DW used to charge a tenner for non member single day use!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on April 10, 2013
Lol, i know, we're spoilt over at the Ozone, but they've raised their prices as well, it's a whopping £4.20 a session now. :o

9 quid?!

That must include a goodie bag & a "I went all the way to the top at QUB" T-shirt.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: robertsreilly on April 10, 2013
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Pool Length: 25 Meters                 
Lanes: 6
Pool Width: 13 Meters Chlorine-Free: Yes                 
Pool Depth: 1.2 Meters (something like 6' 4 at deep end.)
Shape: Rectangle

I was mistaken, it feels bigger to me, but I'm not serious about my swimming.

Read more at: http://swim.isport.com/swimming-pools/gb/northern-ireland/belfast/the-queens-university-physical-education-centre-45100
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on April 10, 2013
Yeah, £9 does seem reasonable if you get access to the rest of those amenities, what size is the climbing wall over there? The Ozone wall is roughly 15 metres in height by about 40 meters in length including the two bouldering sections.

ah that changes things a bit, but to be fair that 9 pounds does also give you access to a fitness suite, free weights room (really well equipped), strength and conditioning suite, olympic pool, diving pool and sauna among other things!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: GMB on April 10, 2013
Aaahhhh, I thought it might be 25m. I think there is only two 50m pools in the whole of Ireland and none in the North. I always liked the thought that you were swimming 'half' the number of lengths you normally do for a given set. Mentally it makes getting through 3000m+ sessions seem easier even though the lengths are twice the distance. Weird but true  ???
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: robertsreilly on April 10, 2013
I'm not 100% sure, id say it is about that height maybe a bit narrower but it has cool caves and stuff, I'm a bit foggy on the dimensions you might be better to call and ask, or go in and take a look, its a good job in any case.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on April 10, 2013
Thanks, it's just down the road from me so it's worth a look just for the change.

I'm not 100% sure, id say it is about that height maybe a bit narrower but it has cool caves and stuff, I'm a bit foggy on the dimensions you might be better to call and ask, or go in and take a look, its a good job in any case.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Typo-On on April 10, 2013
Aaahhhh, I thought it might be 25m. I think there is only two 50m pools in the whole of Ireland and none in the North. I always liked the thought that you were swimming 'half' the number of lengths you normally do for a given set. Mentally it makes getting through 3000m+ sessions seem easier even though the lengths are twice the distance. Weird but true  ???

Bangor has a new 50m pool
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: GMB on April 10, 2013
Bangor has a new 50m pool

Ha, so it does! Would have been better in Belfast.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on April 12, 2013
Had a great bouldering session with wmoulds at the Ozone last night, really enjoying the freedom of it without being tied to a rope and it's working wonders on getting the hands toughened up and building strength.

Heading over during the weekend if anyone fancies it.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: GMB on April 12, 2013
specimanYak, I was over at the wall this morning with my Bro and they were stripping the boulder section right back to the bare boards (right hand corner). The wall is closed tomorrow for an event but you maybe knew that anyway with the notices they put up. Might be good for Sunday though???
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Typo-On on April 12, 2013
It's the second round (northern rounds) of the Youth climbing series tomorrow. Go down and see some real climbing talent in action!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on April 12, 2013
Yeah, as Typo has quoted it's the Junior climbing comp, but it finishes at 5pm then it's open for every-one again. I may actually pop over for a look around 4pm and learn something from the talented wee ones and then stay on for some bouldering.

specimanYak, I was over at the wall this morning with my Bro and they were stripping the boulder section right back to the bare boards (right hand corner). The wall is closed tomorrow for an event but you maybe knew that anyway with the notices they put up. Might be good for Sunday though???
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on April 20, 2013
Heading over to the Ozone climbing wall today if anyone's up for it.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: spartan00117 on May 30, 2013
Hi all you climbing people.  Going up to Banone for a weeks camping in July and was wondering if any of you know of any good solo routes up along the North Coast direction?  I know of one or two up along Bienvenna, good for abseiling too actually but was hoping for somewhere new to try out.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, might give the Ozone a try next Tuesday if you guys are still going and if I'm allowed out!!!!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: spartan00117 on May 30, 2013
Should add i'm not looking anything to technical at the moment, still recovering from dislocated shoulder but doing plenty of gym work working on strength, thanks guys...
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Rusty Madra on June 03, 2013
Alright guys: is Tuesday evenings still going? I wasn't able to usually get there as I'd a class on that evening but that's changed now. Is there still people climbing on Tuesdays? (Or Other days: I'm quite near so it's handy!)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: specimanYak on June 04, 2013
I was there yesterday afternoon around 5ish and may pop over again today around the same time if that suits?

Alright guys: is Tuesday evenings still going? I wasn't able to usually get there as I'd a class on that evening but that's changed now. Is there still people climbing on Tuesdays? (Or Other days: I'm quite near so it's handy!)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Rusty Madra on June 04, 2013
Will def give u a shout when I'm free: too good an evening tonight to go indoors.... Away for a BBQ!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: nicm on June 21, 2013
Anyone head to the Ozone regularly? I'm doing one of their classes on a Tues but I'm about 10 mins away so would like to go other nights too.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Rusty Madra on June 21, 2013
I'm pretty close too. Been meaning to get over there. Will post on here when I'm heading.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Chuck on June 27, 2013
Finally got my rock shoes out of their box at a Tollymore course a couple of weeks ago ....if anyone's doing the Tuesday thing shout...
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: nicm on June 27, 2013
Yep - I'm there a few nights every week but not til after 8 on Tuesdays.
Title: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Kayakgirl on June 28, 2013
I could do Tuesday's again now that I've a bit of free time.. It won't be this week but can do the following week.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Dare2b on January 14, 2014
Is there anyone still climning here on a tuesday evening? ;D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: nicm on January 14, 2014
I'm at the ozone every Tue evening but have never knowingly met anyone else from here :_).
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Craigy123 on January 14, 2014
It's far too busy on Tuesdays. Looking forward to this new boulder work opening!
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Lynda on March 04, 2014
Hey guys,

Are there still a few of you bunch meeting up at the Ozone on Tuesdays?  I'm basically a complete beginner, I went to climbfest a few years ago but done more watching than actual climbing :-\!! 

 ;D
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: nicm on March 04, 2014
I'm still at the Ozone every Tues but have yet to knowingly meet anyone from here :_).

If you're a beginner you might be best taking one of the classes.
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Lynda on March 04, 2014
Hiya,

Yeah I intend to do the course but am 3 weeks late for the current course  :(

I've emailed for more dates so fingers crossed!

Hopefully we'll meet up down there in the future when I know a little more!

Cheers   ;)
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: nicm on March 04, 2014
Sure, feel free to let me know if you're going to be there.

You could also try BWB where you just need to do an induction thing. But it's just bouldering, no roped climbing - http://www.boulderworldbelfast.com/first-time-climbing/
Title: Re: NI-Wild climbing evenings
Post by: Lynda on March 04, 2014

Thanks for that.  I think I'd like to stick to the Ozone if possible because I've a boost membership so it'll be (theoretically) free to use the walls if I do the course there.

I'll let you know when I eventually make it!

All the best

 :)