The One Where Nothing Happens

The climbing trip where…. nothing really happened.

I didn’t even take my harness out of my bag (at least I brought it this time!). We climbed up the damp side of Sleive Binnian in the Mournes to be greeted with rain, sun, rainbows, a couple puppies and some sheep. Even though the weather sucked and I didn’t get to climb anything, we still had a great day (proving that who you climb with is just as important as what you climb).

Photographic evidence of the weirdness that is Norn Iron:

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Eh, little windy but doesn’t look too bad.

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A few clouds, beautiful view…

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It’s steeper than it looks

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Whomp, just a few more clouds rolling in

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Climbers are… odd

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Sunshine: “I’ve been here the whole time. You didn’t just spend half an hour huddled under a rock trying to keep dry, no….”

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Wet granite= bad climbey times. However, this particular piece of granite holds my favorite route called ‘Thrill Issues of the Jellyman’ which is entirely too hard for me to climb but I love the Nemo reference anyways.

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Belay buddies through rain and shine!

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Top roping daft things because we didn’t have anything to lose at that point

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The rainbow just means that shit was pouring down rain about 5 minutes before I took this picture.

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Wind tunnel fun!

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