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Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« on: February 04, 2013 »

Hey Guys

Got a day off on Wednesday and going to go to the mournes to do some climbing if anyone else is up for it.

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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013 »

Whats the plan Lenny? Where to this time?
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013 »

Whats the plan Lenny? Where to this time?

Well the weathers dry on Wednesday according to my weather app. Was thinking try Hen again or Binnian?

You free?
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013 »

Yeah, free on Wednesday.

Head down early and then back up before dark?

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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013 »

Yeah, free on Wednesday.

Head down early and then back up before dark?

Got to drop angela off at work at 8am then be back to pick her up at 5pm. so gives me about 6 hours. Hen might be best.
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013 »

You drive past Europa on your way to work? Would it be easiest to pick me up on the way and continue on down to the Mournes?

I'm pretty flexible for what time I can be there at

Central: 0721     0745     0806     0836
Europa: 0702     0730     0815        0830

Or anywhere in town, just factor in walking time.
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013 »

I can't make this so will have to wait for some other time but i got a good look at Hen Mountain on sunday and it looks ideal, have a good climb and get plenty of photos.
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013 »

So how did the climbing go today lads  ???

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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2013 »

Had great fun today on Hen Mountain with Oisin. The weather was good and sunny, but was very very windy. We set off and walked up the boggy land and got to the Summit Tor we had a wonder round to get our bearings. I took the lead on the first route up Yak Yak. After which we headed out the wind for a bit to eat then took a look at Volcano on the South East Tor. I started it but could not finish and  had a nervous down climb (Next time it will be mine). We came down and took a drive round to Newcastle so Oisin could have a look at the Rockpool. Looking forward to the next day out.


101_0248 by Lenny J1, on Flickr


101_0249 by Lenny J1, on Flickr


101_0256 by Lenny J1, on Flickr


101_0257 by Lenny J1, on Flickr


101_0258 by Lenny J1, on Flickr


101_0260 by Lenny J1, on Flickr


101_0273 by Lenny J1, on Flickr


IMG_0479 by Lenny J1, on Flickr
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2013 »

Glad you had a great day! Which pic is yak yak? You really got the weather for it!!!
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2013 »

Glad you had a great day! Which pic is yak yak? You really got the weather for it!!!

2nd photo down is Yak-Yak
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013 »

I can see it now... the mantle looks really hard!  :-\ and also looks like an arse that you wouldnt want to wedge your hands into when its really cold.... unfortuntate that it not nearly spring,, when ppl normally climb :)  you are a very brave person!!!  :)
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2013 »



101_0273 by Lenny J1, on Flickr


I think that has to be one of, if not thee most difficult bouldering problems I have ever encountered. The sheer grip, forearm and core muscle strength required to be able to make it look so easy was tremendously high.

I have set the bar high and expect others to follow with me.

Don't try it without the guidance of a trained professional. 
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2013 »

If the wind chill was anything like the recent camp your brave men, my hands really hurt when I didn't have gloves on.
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2013 »

If the wind chill was anything like the recent camp your brave men, my hands really hurt when I didn't have gloves on.

I did Yak-yak without any gloves. It was cold and I scratched the back of my hand but I loved the feel of the rock, also loved getting my gloves back on lol
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