New Hard Boulder Problem in Ireland

by The Short Span Jan/2010
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+Michael Duffy climbing Contact - Font 8A+, 46 kb
Michael Duffy climbing Contact - Font 8A+
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On the 20th of December Michael Duffy climbed his long standing project in Carrigshouk, Wicklow after a protracted siege.

Contact (Font 8A+) is a tall, hard and very elegant arete on the large boulder on the righthand side of the cliffs.

Michael's suggested grade of 8a+ makes it a contender for hardest problem in Ireland alongside John Gaskins' Darkness before the Dawn (Font 8A+) in Glendasan.

Michael's description:

"The imposing arÍte of Carrigshouk is one of the finest and most striking lines in Co. Wicklow and has been a long standing project for years.Climbing the right hand side of the bulging arÍte, a dynamic dead point to a slopey edge leads to delicate climbing above with a tricky move to gain the top."

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