Pictured is Ailish Grennan, Loughill, Ballinlough, who was winner of the novice category in the 2007 intervarsities rock-climbing competition. Ailish represented DCU. Competitors must first attempt to complete approx. 15 short ‘boulder’ problems in order to gain the highest number of points, and secondly, climb a single long route that grows in difficulty the higher it gets, the person who does the best overall will win. The sport is becoming increasingly popular, and is being reviewed by the board to become an Olympic sport. Pic: Glynn’s Photography.