Fairhead is regarded as the jewel in the crown of Irish traditional rock climbing spanning 5 km of dolerite sea cliff. The situations in Fairhead really have to be experienced to be believed as this crag has a BIG feel and is remote. The routes are long, sustained and incredible involving every type of climbing you could imagine – crack climbing, corners, face climbing and for the most part with excellent protection (no bolts).
The starting point is from Sean McBride’s Car Park situated 3 hours from Dublin City or 1 hour from Belfast Airport. The approach and routes involve:
- 20 mins walk in over beautiful Irish farming land
- Either a scramble down descent gullies or a big abseil
- Pitches vary from 40m to 100m on perfect dolerite
- 20 mins walk off the top of the crag to the car
All equipment provided if necessary.
Price €250 p/person.
Location: Fairhead, Northern Ireland
Ratio: Maximum of 2 people
Requirements: Must be able to abseil, belay safely and take instruction on traditionally protected routes