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|Shared By:||Vernon W on Oct 26, 2015|
The bouldering is good. There is plenty of friction (needed on some climbs with non-existent features..!). The boulders tend to be on the shorter side but a few of the classics are moderately tall so that topping out is satisfying.
Taken from David Flannagan's guide:
Glendalough (The glen of two lakes) is a beautiful valley, about one hour drive south of Dublin in the Wicklow Mountains. The bouldering is centred on the old mining village above the upper lake on beautiful coarse granite, and the problems tend to be technical, slopey and not too steep. There is a range of over a hundred problems from scrambling to desperate 8as, with quality spread throughout. Some of the problems in the scree have bad landings, though a pad and a spotter can tame all but the very worst.
Though on the edge of the hills, showers tend to come and go suddenly, so its worth sitting it out in one of the many caves; because if theres a decent wind, the rock will dry in minutes on many of the problems. Its worth remembering that the sun doesnt reach the valley floor from November through to late February.
overpass) for Glendalough. Follow the signs for Glendalough through the villages of Roundwood and Annamoe, then after the
bridge in Laragh turn right, go past the hotel and park in the carpark where the road ends. Follow the path along the north side of the upper lake.
Classic Climbing Routes at Glendalough
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