Went for an evening session in Portrane today -
Haven't been there since before I joined the co op and I was excited to see how well I'd do! The rock is so different there - it all seems so polished and slippy and it just has to be held differently than the Wicklow granite I spend most of my time on.
Katie warming up
Had a great evening with Katie, Johno and Darragh in 'The Arch' area of Portrane - After warming up on Richie's Problem (5) and Problem 19 (6a) Katie and I worked away on 'Morning Glory' (6b) while the guys seem to blitz their way through the problems starting from Spiderman (6c+) and then moving along to X-Men (6c).
Darragh on Spiderman (6c+)
Johno on Morning Glory (6b)
After finishing up working on, but not sending, Morning Glory (6b) Katie and I joined the guys and started working on a sequence for X-Men (6c). Johno came within inches of flashing the problem only to be denied - he sent it a few attempts later. Darragh made short work of it too.
Johno on X-Men (6c)
The guys moved on to 'Radioactive Seaweed' (6c), sent after a few attempts - and 'Bop to the Top' (7a) which caused them trouble.
Johno on Radioactive Seaweed (6c)
Darragh on Radioactive Seaweed (6c)
Katie and I stayed working 'X-Men' and while I couldn't work out the opening move - Katie made it look easy. I got there eventually but really felt like I left my brain at home tonight...
Me working X-Men (6c)
The opening of the problem came together for me just as my energy disappeared. Can't wait to get back to it. I think the problem will go for me very quickly once I have the ability to think and remember to eat before I head bouldering next time!