/ NEWS: Lower Cove Comes of Age With New E7 & E8
Active local climber Ricky Bell has recently added The Dark Crystal (E7 6c) and Sleezy Lover (E8 6c) to an already action packed crag.
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There's belaying and there's *!%$ing belaying!
> There's belaying and there's *!%$ing belaying!
Not sure what your point is?
So the lads are already putting the new guide they've compiled out of date...it's meant to be back from the publishers tomorrow. Can't wait to see that guide, Craig Hillers photo's should make it look stunning.
>"Not sure what your point is?"
I just thought the rope looked a bit slack but perhaps it's steep enough, high enough and the gear good enough, not to matter.
> >"Not sure what your point is?"
> I just thought the rope looked a bit slack but perhaps it's steep enough, high enough and the gear good enough, not to matter.
Ahh, I see. The amount of slack looks fine; you need an armful so as not to be caught out by a speedy clip or impede movement in any way, and there's no way the climber's going to come anywhere near decking from that height unless the gear's a long way down.
Good effort like!
The photo is clearer here:
Good work as always. From the ground, the top of the east face looks worryingly vegetated and grassy - I'd be interested to hear about Ricky's belay points. A year or two ago, on the Northern Climbers forum, it was even used as an example of a place where bolting lower off points may be able to improve the climbability of a relatively unclimbed face, although I don't know if whoever said that had actually been to the top of that face.
Yeah, better photo but I'd still say a fall from his current position would put him pretty near the deck.
Good effort Ricky. Putting the new guide out of date before it is back from the printers!
I am heading over to Ireland in just over a weeks time and I am keen to get a hold of the new Climbing Guide to the Mournes.
Do you know where I can get hold of it?
Ps i'm loving the slagging Dan's belaying is getting - keep up the good work.
My belaying is spot on.
Basically, the way I see it, if you're belaying someone who's that run out then there's no way you should bother trying to field a fall.
>"Basically, the way I see it..."
I think you are right, leaders are expendable. Loosing a few serves to encourage the others to climb a bit better.
Nice to see a mournes crag making an appearance.
Oh and the looks belay fine, the gear could be better tho.
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