Guided Rock Climbing

Guided Rock Climbing in Ireland is ideal for those visiting Ireland that would like to sample classic traditionally protected routes or for those that would like to venture out to Inis Mor to try unique sports climbing.

Dalkey Quarry provides easily accessible single pitch traditionally protected routes ideal for those visiting Dublin looking for a convenient day out.

Wicklow provides the opportunity for climbing on multipitch traditionally protected routes in areas of great natural beauty.

Inis Mor is ideal for those visiting Ireland that would like a more immersive climbing experience in the most beautiful venue in Ireland.

Regardless if you want to climb single pitch routes, wild multipitch mountain trad routes or sea cliff sports routes. you can be guaranteed the beauty and remoteness of Ireland’s unique rock climbing venues will blow you away.

Sports Climbing Inis Mor

Dalkey Quarry

Dalkey Quarry is an ideal venue for those visiting Dublin looking for a convenient one day climbing experience. The venue has ample public transport links and provides beautiful views of the city. The routes are all traditionally protected and offer climbing styles from slabs, to vertical to crack climbing. There is one fun multipitch route that takes a striking line.

The starting point is the Killiney Hill car park. The approach and routes involve:

  • 5 min walk in
  • Routes are 15m to 25m in length

All equipment provided if necessary (ideally you bring your own shoes)

Price €240 – €300.

Location: Dalkey Quarry

Ratio: Maximum of 4

Requirements: Have prior climbing experience, indoors or outdoors, and open to taking instruction.

Glendalough

Glendalough is known worldwide for it’s beautiful scenery, ancient history and walks. Glendalough is also home to some of the best rock routes in Ireland on perfect mountain granite. All the routes in Glendalough are traditionally protected (no bolts) and will introduce you to incredible views and climbing.

The starting point for access is the Glendalough Upper Car Park situated 1 hour from Dublin City. The approach and routes involve:

  • 30 minute walk in to the head of the valley (beautiful walk)
  • 20 minutes of scrambling over non technical terrain
  • Pitches vary from single to 4 pitch routes on perfect granite
  • 60m abseil from the top of the crag

All equipment provided if necessary.

Price €240 – €300.

Location: Glendalough National Park

Ratio: Maximum of 2 people

Requirements: Must be able to abseil, belay safely and take instruction on traditionally protected routes

Great Gully Ridge

Great Gully Ridge is a classic mountain route located in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains. This alpine-esque ridge offers a full and long day of real adventure and commitment requiring a certain level of experience due to the commitment.

The remote parking for the approach is situated 1 hour and 20 mins from Dublin City deep within the Wicklow Mountains. The approach involves the following:

  • One hour walk in to the top of the route
  • Two committing 60m abseils to the base of the route (therefore ability to abseil is a prerequisite)
  • 5 to 6 pitches of traditional protected climbing on perfect granite
  • One hour walk off from the top of the route

This route is remote and spectacular located in a mind-blowing beautiful Irish wild landscape.

All equipment provided if necessary.

Price €240 – €300.

Location: Wicklow Mountains

Ratio: Maximum of 2 people

Requirements: Must be able to abseil, belay safely and take instruction

Inis Mor

Inis Mor is well know for its beautiful landscape, rich cultural heritage and impressive Atlantic views. It is also home to one of the most impressive climbing venues in Ireland. There are over 70 sports routes varying from 5+ to 7b on perfect sea washed limestone. The venue is completely unique and words cannot do it’s beauty justice.

The starting point is from the camp site on Inis Mor close to the Kilronan. The approach and routes involve:

  • 35 mins beautiful walk on lovely trails
  • 7m abseil to the base of the venue
  • Routes are all bolted and approx 25m
  • Ascending the 7m rope back to the top of the cliff

All equipment provided if necessary.

Price €240 – €300.

Location: Inis Mor

Ratio: Maximum of 4

Requirements: Must have prior outdoor sports climbing experience and open to taking instruction.