by 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.

Forums ( Read More... | 22 comments, 09 Jun 2014 )
Whatever, both of them! Great to hear the new guide book is out - available here, just ordered a copy even if won't get to go out there this year. Hefty postage charge but when I was looking to buy a few Irish guide...
Misha - 09 Jun 2014

* routes are very good, ** routes would be *** elsewhere, *** routes will make you saying: "best route I have done ever" over and over again. Buy new guidebook - is worth every penny and you will come back...
deepdiver - 09 Jun 2014

Super video. Fairhead is a wonderful place to climb, challenging, atmospheric with high quality climbing with tremendous sustained pitches, which swallow gear. Can't comment on the bouldering but having seen the...
davehinton - 08 Jun 2014

Personally I think the music is perfect, it was mentioned that it reflects the light heartedness of the meet. Playing Irish music would be rather stereotypical would it not? Besides as I'm aware the meet pulls people...
craigy123 - 08 Jun 2014

Interesting, I wouldn't do it as don't like the idea of dyneema on a harness loop under pressure and with a bit of wiggling around. Material on material just doesn't feel like a good idea in the long run. As an...
Misha - 07 Jun 2014

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