The first few bouldering meets were great success but since then the attendance has gone down a lot. If the weather is good a reasonable number of people may show up at the boulders in Glendalough but very few stay overnight. Is it worth doing this year?
Had a good session on this today. I know that it was given 6b in the guide which is a touch scabby. But I don't think any of the individual moves are hard, it's just that there are loads of them and they are quite low percentage.
Anyone done it? Where did you start and finish?
The lower holds were wet today but it looks like you could start directly below the arete or on the jugs around the corner to the right. The finish I was working was a big blind slap to the jug, there was lots of chalk on the small crimp beside the third sidepull, you could definitely do a harder finish to the right. Must get a video of it.
I'm about to start work on the new digital version of the guide. I won't be fundamentally that different in style but I'm happy to makes changes as people see fit. Typos, grammar, style issues, mistakes, new problems that aren't in the database. Good photos. Improved coverage of areas. Anything.
The guide is now sold out. I won't be doing a reprint as it would take years to sell and I couldn't do a second edition until they were all gone.
The obvious thing is to sell a digital copy in the interim.
I would have mild concerns about piracy but I don't think there is much I can do about it. It seems every solution is hackable so there might be no point trying to protect it and just trusting people. The price wouldn't be much €5 maybe. And the format would be PDF.
What do people think about this?
Another advantage would be that I could update it as I go along.