Tuesday, 14 August 2007

The Aran Islands, Co. Galway, West of Ireland

Heres a couple of Pictures from Kev’s recent trip to the Aran Islands – here pictured climbing a new variation to the Roof, E4 6a. This is a bit of a novelty route… the original line climbs a 6m crack that splits the centre of this diving board roof 70m above the Atlantic ocean. The line is protected by pre-placed slings draped down the crack from above and has a wild finishing sequence at the lip. It’s basically an 8m sports route that you do for the pictures! Here Kev pioneers a lip traverse variation using the same style of protection… Fun, fun, fun! For any climbers out there in Internet land, the Aran Islands had over 9 miles of cliff coastline and only less than 100 recorded lines… I put up about 30 or so a few years back during a productive summers new routing… but there be some mega lines there ripe for the taking!! Now that I can climb I cant wait to go back!

8 comments:

Ian Mulvany said...

mmmmm, looks nice. I'd be well up for another trip to the islands.

Dave said...

I'll be there in a week hopefully!
Whats the Craic Ian?

Wasatch Girl said...

Oh man I'm envious! That looks great! Lucky you....

Davina said...

exactly where I want to go. great pics

Fritz said...

Hi Dave, your buddy kev aran shot is super. I dont know how to contact you i was hoping to use the image to encourage people to climb on the aran islands, you may let me know if you see any issue with that..

Mike F.

Paddy Aran said...

Great post... Would it be possible to republish this on www.aranislands.ie ?

Paddy Aran said...

We would love to republish this on www.aranislands.ie if you wouldn't mind???

Dave said...

Sure! no problem!