/ Is there climbing in Ireland? If so, where?
Or is it just a country with lovely mountains, but not climbable?
inquiring minds need to know...!!!
edit: I just Googled this: http://www.climb-europe.com/RockClimbingIreland.html
any other sites you recommend? I'm thinking of doing a Scotland/Ireland trip in late April/early May.
Not everyone thinks Fair Head is the best crag in Britain and Ireland, but then not everyone thinks the world is a globe. Go there.
Ailladie in the Burren is the second best crag in Ireland, and there is plenty of other lovely stuff in the Mournes, Donegal, Kerry and Wicklow.
I lived in Dublin back in 2008 and while there I managed to climb at Fairhead, The Burren, The Mournes, Glendalough and Dalkey Quarry. All were great in their own special way and a climbing trip to Ireland is definately worth it. I also climbed in a sport quarry that I can't remember the name of, however it made Horseshoe look like Siurana....
Thank me later.
I have had a week climbing in Ireland for the last couple of years and would highly recommend it. The crags are very quiet and it likely that you will be the only climber on all the classics.
Others have mentioned the main areas but you need to add the Gap of Dunloe to any potential visit; fantastic quality trad sandstone climbing with bolt ab stations.
Plenty - a lot of it under bridges
I have a mourne mountains guide that has been sitting unused on my shelf for several years, as the people I was planning to visit and climb with moved before I got around to it.
It looks quite good, but if I am going to travel I prefer to go away from maritime climates rather than further into them.
Ballykeeffe quarry in county Kilkenny?
Continue on south to the comeragh mountains and there is climbing around coumshingaun lough. A very nice place for a hike and swim but beware the creature in the lake.
Dave Flanagan’s select guide should sort you out. I have to admit I’ve only climbed at Ailaddie, but I regret not having gone to the granite areas. There’s Something especially photogenic about a lot of Irish crags. And if you want your mind blown just look at the cliffs of Aranmore.
But.... there’s the weather.
> Ballykeeffe quarry in county Kilkenny?
> Continue on south to the comeragh mountains and there is climbing around coumshingaun lough. A very nice place for a hike and swim but beware the creature in the lake.
That's the one! Nearly got my first 6C onsight there, until a hold decided to part company with the rock.....
jrenee: Nope, nothing to see/climb here, keep moving along there now, thank you.
(Stephen: for goodness sake man! what are you thinking!? shush!)
p.s. long time no see my friend. Craic?
Hiya Jonny, still alive. Took a detour via deep shipwreck scuba diving and now mountain biking. Still going to climbing walls and even went to El Chorro last month with some old farts. Enjoyed it and might even do some more climbing on warm dry days How are you keeping? Where you at these days? Belfast?
Craggy Island lives up to it's name, Rugged Island has a few good spots.
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