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John McCune high on the perfect granite of the upper wall of The Second Coming (E7 6b). , 82 kb

The 'Holy Jesus Wall' is aptly named. Hidden away on the coast of the tiny island of Owey in Donegal and known to but a few local trad climbers, this immaculate shield of red-golden granite has at long last been climbed...

"...After a long while fighting to stay attached to the wall, the pump got the better of me and I couldn't hold on any longer. I peeled off. Even with a cam placed at my waist I flew a long way. I would fall again before I topped out, the second time much further with a hold snapping off in my hand..." [ full story ]

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