FRIDAY NIGHT VID: Fairhead Meetby Duncan Campbell - UKC Jun/2014
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This week's Friday Night Video showcases the recent Fairhead Climbing Meet organised by Paul Swail and Mountaineering Ireland. Fairhead, in County Antrim, Northern Ireland is one of the largest crags in the UK and every year a climbing meet is organised to celebrate the world class climbing it has to offer.
The meet's organiser, Paul Swail introduces the video:
"Last weekend the 4th annual Fair Head Meet took place. For those of you who don't know Fair Head it is an edge that stretches for over 6km along the north coast of Northern Ireland. It offers a superb range of climbing on sound dolerite. Many climbs follow obvious cracks with others through roof systems, technical corners and more recently bolder face climbs. Up until recently the cliff would rarely see more than a handful of visitors but with the annual meet, the ease of sharing knowledge on the internet and now a new guidebook Fair Head is definitely on the map as one of (or) the top trad venues in the UK."
This is a collection of footage from last year's meet, but keep a look out for a more detailed report on this year's meet.
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