Fair Head

As a three word follow-up to my previous post: the plan worked.

Either by miraculous fluke, soft grading, or the fact I’ve got better, I managed to fulfil just about every dream route I could ever have hoped to have done within my week out in Northern Ireland. However, being that I’m just about to head off on a long weekend to Cornwall I don’t really have much time to talk about it so here’s the list and a LOT of pictures from a great trip.

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Ed Booth on Primal Scream (E6 6a), one of the routes I was keen to get on throughout the trip (and did)
Ed Booth on Primal Scream (E6 6a), one of the routes I was keen to get on throughout the trip (and did)
Ed Booth higher up Primal Scream, trying desperately to find gear where there probably isn't any!
Ed Booth higher up Primal Scream, trying desperately to find gear where there probably isn’t any!
Oli Grounsell and Nathan Lee on Pat Littlejohn's classic route Above and Beyond (E6 6b)
Oli Grounsell and Nathan Lee on Pat Littlejohn’s classic route Above and Beyond (E6 6b)
Oli high up on the bold crux pitch of Above and Beyond, with a lot of sea behind him
Oli high up on the bold crux pitch of Above and Beyond, with a lot of sea behind him
Two idiots...
Two idiots…
Ed's reaction to seeing one of Ricky Bell's more futuristic projects
Ed’s reaction to seeing one of Ricky Bell’s more futuristic projects
Never, ever make the mistake of playing football on your 'rest day' - it's guaranteed to have consequences!
Never, ever make the mistake of playing football on your ‘rest day’ – it’s guaranteed to have consequences!
Duncan Campbell high up on Jolly Roger (E3 6a)
Duncan Campbell high up on Jolly Roger (E3 6a)
Adam Booth laughing his way up Track of the Cat (E4 6a), without doubt one of the best routes of it's grade in the country
Adam Booth laughing his way up Track of the Cat (E4 6a), without doubt one of the best routes of it’s grade in the country
What a wall?!? Adam Booth high up on Track of the Cat (E4 6a)
What a wall?!? Adam Booth high up on Track of the Cat (E4 6a)
Henry Francis topping out of Jolly Roger (E3 6a). The 1000 yard stare coming from a blend of the extreme wind, long pitches, and poor nights sleep ;-)
Henry Francis topping out of Jolly Roger (E3 6a). The 1000 yard stare coming from a blend of the extreme wind, long pitches, and poor nights sleep 😉
Henry thrutching away on The Brasser (E2)
Henry thrutching away on The Brasser (E2)
Ed Booth getting what he deserves: his first E7 onsight with 'Way of the Jive Monkeys'
Ed Booth getting what he deserves: his first E7 onsight with ‘Way of the Jive Monkeys’
Adam Booth on the spectacular Halloween Arete (E5 6b)
Adam Booth on the spectacular Halloween Arete (E5 6b)
Adam Booth high up on Halloween Arete (E5 6b)
Adam Booth high up on Halloween Arete (E5 6b)
Dan McManus nearing the end of Styx (E7)
Dan McManus nearing the end of Styx (E7)
The view across from Ballycastle to Fair Head
The view across from Ballycastle to Fair Head
The Irish coastline
The Irish coastline
Rays of light over Fair Head
Rays of light over Fair Head
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