Long Woman's Grave, Cooleys - The Thing In The Forest

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The Thing in the Forest ** 15m E7 6c

R. Bell (ground up – mats were used) 30/11/09

Cooley Mountains Co Louth. Park at Long woman’s grave car park. There’s popular bouldering on the hill side east of the road. The Thing in the Forest is in an atmospheric opening about 50m into the forest and about 800m up the hill.

Climb the leaning wall to the ramp near half height (crux). Good small cams in low slot. Red Camalot in higher slot. Continue up and left over bulge to a flake. Sky Hooks are handy.

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The Thing on the Right ** 15m E3/4 6a

D. Ayton, B. Hall (cleaned on abseil & toprope) 19/09/14

The obvious groove to the right of the Thing in the Forest. Climb the groove and arête to below the roof and a good medium wire. From here move up and left to climb around the roof and onto the slab at the top.