Graham welcome. Good timing as there are now two decent bouldering walls to choose from, and plenty of real bouldering as well...
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Jame's new one near Jonnie Fox's - 6C?
I haven't cancelled the meet because I'm not prepared to put in the effort, I have cancelled it because it seems to me that there is very little interest in it. The phrase flogging a dead horse springs to mind.No offence Dave but what you've said there could be a symptom of being jaded. I know because I've said it myself over things I've organised in the past but really it was me. I've thought it about all sorts of things like the website, IBL, MI etc etc when things look bleak e.g. little level of interest or poor attendances etc. I don't blame people en-masse - they are creatures of unpredictable habits. When you're sliding down a slope on an event you have to change the format, start thinking about what could be popular etc. and if you can't come up with anything then get some fresh eyes in to help and take it in a new direction. Every organiser has a limited "lifetime" after which it is advisable to get out.
I know you shouldn't have to go to all this bloody effort because its amazing that someone would organise a bouldering meet in the first place and its hard to accept non-interest but its a fact of the world we live in these days that there are more choices available than ever before and you have to compete for attention with all the other easy options out there. On my darkest days I think "feck the lot of them" - see how they get on without websites, meets, guidebooks, training venues etc etc - will anyone give a damn? if there were none of these things would anyone step forward and start them up from scratch again? I'm sure they would but some days its feels like they would not....
Bummer. I can see your point though Dave. Could you answer something thats been bugging me for years though....where the f&*$ is that hold on the '08 poster?
Sorry to hear it Dave. I really enjoyed the last couple of years so thanks! I think it's a shame that there won't be an inclusive, open meet this year. Can't really understand lack of interest when I see so many people bouldering in Inchicore/Awesome all the time, and there's a reasonably well-attended competition series in the country. but perhaps it's not well-defined and clear what the added value is of the meet for people who haven't gone before vs. picking up the guide and getting out to the hills for the day. People seem to prefer staying in their own circles tbh but surely two days and a night a year is good to break out and make new connections, see some old faces?