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Author Topic: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13  (Read 9350 times)

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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2013 »

Not bad guys, do you have any photos of the actual climb itself or even a little video of the ascent? Did you use ropes or was it more like bouldering?
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2013 »

Not bad guys, do you have any photos of the actual climb itself or even a little video of the ascent? Did you use ropes or was it more like bouldering?

Cant really take photos on the rock face as your either climbing or belaying. Oisin took some short video not sure how it came out.
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2013 »

Yeah, a third person there would have meant recording video footage would have been easier.

My camera fell and the lens cracked, so it will be a short, heart broken video, I'll get it up on Friday evening.
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2013 »

Looked like a great day from the pictures. Hard luck regarding your camera Oisin.

Anyone tried abseiling hen mountain before?
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2013 »

Lenny abseiled down our route, he couldn't get to the bottom, the anchor points on top were too far away from the drop off point, and this made the route longer than the rope.
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2013 »

Looked like a great day from the pictures. Hard luck regarding your camera Oisin.

Anyone tried abseiling hen mountain before?

As Oisin said you can Abseil but its all about the length of your rope, how far you anchors are from the edge.

To be Honesy Abseiling is more used to get off a rock after a climb more than as a sport.
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2013 »

Cant really take photos on the rock face as your either climbing or belaying. Oisin took some short video not sure how it came out.

Can you not tie the rope safely through the belay device the way you showed us at the Ozone and then take photos like the ones you took of Typo and myself.

That's sad news about the camera Oisin, such are the perils of climbing.

Out of interest, what height is Yak-Yak and what's the rating for it?
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2013 »

Yak-Yak 27m   D
Start - the first prominent groove line is taken by Simplicity; Yak-Yak starts 3m to the left of this groove. Climb straight up the slabs to finish with a mantelshelf onto the top.
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2013 »

Yak-Yak 27m   D
Start - the first prominent groove line is taken by Simplicity; Yak-Yak starts 3m to the left of this groove. Climb straight up the slabs to finish with a mantelshelf onto the top.

What he said. (He either has his guide book in work or he went to UKClimbing.com)  ;)
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2013 »

Yak-Yak 27m   D
Start - the first prominent groove line is taken by Simplicity; Yak-Yak starts 3m to the left of this groove. Climb straight up the slabs to finish with a mantelshelf onto the top.

What he said. (He either has his guide book in work or he went to UKClimbing.com)  ;)

Neither  :P
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2013 »

Yak-Yak 27m   D
Start - the first prominent groove line is taken by Simplicity; Yak-Yak starts 3m to the left of this groove. Climb straight up the slabs to finish with a mantelshelf onto the top.

What he said. (He either has his guide book in work or he went to UKClimbing.com)  ;)

Guidebook at home then

Neither  :P
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2013 »

Yak-Yak 27m   D
Start - the first prominent groove line is taken by Simplicity; Yak-Yak starts 3m to the left of this groove. Climb straight up the slabs to finish with a mantelshelf onto the top.

Right, that gives it some perspective, the Ozone wall is 15m so it's nearly double that. Good going, especially in the cold.  :)
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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2013 »

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oh yes, i've some video somewhere of us abseiling down it forwards, great fun, if a little scary  :o  i'll see if i can upload the vid

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My camera fell and the lens cracked
disaster  :(  wee tip for the new camera, when climbing i put a sling over my head and under 1 arm, then put a small clip on it which i clip the camera to so if i drop it (which i often do) it doesn't hit the deck  :)  it also allows easy movement of the camera so i can put it safely away in my breast pocket.


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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2013 »

Thanks for the tip Liam, unfortunately its not a traditional camera, and doesn't have a camera strap. It should have been in it's protective housing, but I lost a vital piece for it when hiking in the snow a couple of weeks back. So it was a series of unfortunate events.

On the other hand, here is a few very delayed photos of our trip.

















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Re: Mournes Climbing 06/02/13
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2013 »

First class photos Oisin,did you contact the manufacturer?karma
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