Rock Climbing in Ireland

Rock Climbing in Ireland

The East and North East of Ireland is home to some of the most beautiful and impressive rock climbing locations in Europe.

Dalkey Quarry has over 300 routes and is only 30 mins from the Dublin City centre.
The Majestic Mournes Mountains containing hundreds of climbs on pristine granite.
Co. Wicklow truly is the Garden of Ireland and contains the magnificent Glendalough, Glenmalure and Luggala.
Fairhead is the jewel in the crown of Irish rock climbing running for several kilometers and over 100m hight.

Follow your curiosity and explore these very special locations with us.

Social Rock Climbing  is a two hour intro to rock climbing in Dalkey Quarry, Dublin. This is ideal for those who want to try outdoor climbing in a relaxed, fun and safe environment. The difficulty of the climbing can be tailored to the clients requirements with the guarantee that you will have a great time.

All equipment provided.

Price €25 p/person.

Location: Dalkey

Minimum of 2 people required.

No previous experience required and all equipment provided

Group discounts available

Half Day Climbing on Rock consists of abseiling, top-rope climbing, movement skills, and climbing as much rock as possible. This is an ideal day for those who want to sample rock climbing and learn some of the basics of climbing safely in an outdoor environment. The day can be tailored to the clients specific goals and is an ideal entry point to becoming comfortable climbing outdoor on rock.

Price €60 p/person

Location: Dalkey & Mournes

Maximum of 4 people per session

No previous experience required and all equipment provided

Group discounts available

One Day –  Intro to Outdoor Climbing is designed to teach the required skills to set up rope systems to enable one to climb safely in an outdoor environment. This course includes using a guidebook, personal safety, assessing route choice, understanding climbing grades, local climbing ethics, movement skills on rock, setting up a bottom-rope/top-rope, anchor selection and equipment overview.

The goal is that by the end of the course the clients can safely set up a bottom-rope / top-rope system.

Price €90 p/person

Locations: Dalkey, Wicklow & Mournes

Maximum of 4 people per session

No previous experience required and all equipment provided

Two Day –  Intro to Outdoor Climbing is designed to introduce the clients to using a guide book, route reading, communication, belaying, creating anchors, setting up bottom-rope/top-rope systems and equipment overview.

On day two the clients will move towards independence and will set up all systems/rigging. During the two days we will endeavor to climb as much as possible.

The goal is that by the end of the course the clients can safely set up rope systems, climb and understand all the basics required to move towards independence.

Price €160 p/person

Locations: Dalkey, Wicklow & Mournes

Maximum of 4 people per session

No previous experience required and all equipment provided

Learn to Lead Climb is a comprehensive two day course introducing the novice outdoor climber to all that is required to lead climb outdoors with confidence.

The course covers route choice, route finding, assessment of gear required to protect the route, all aspects of safety, climbing communication, placing nuts/cams/hex, belay rigging, belaying, stripping a route, psychological tactics and abseiling in a single pitch venue. All of the above will be taught while we climb. The goal is that on completion of the course the clients are confident independent lead climbers.

Price €180 p/person

Duration: 2 Days

Location: Dalkey Quarry, Mournes & Fairhead

Maximum of 2 people per session

Previous experience required

Multipitch Climbing is a two day course introducing the outdoor rock climber to the intricacies and delights of multipitch climbing.

The course covers route reading, selecting the appropriate grade, psychological approach, tactics, rope-work efficiency, gear selection and placement, communication, building belays, stance management, changeover efficiency, abseiling and escaping a route.

The course is designed to introduce the climber to all of the above while we climb routes. The goal on completion of the course is that each client is a confident, safe and independent multipitch climber.

Price €180 p/person

Location: Wicklow, Mournes & Fairhead

Maximum of 2 people

Previous experience essential

Self Rescue for Climbers is a one day course designed to introduce the climber to essential skills for self rescue scenarios. The course covers tying-off a belay device/Italian Hitch, assessing a situation, escaping the belay (in-reach/out-of-reach), ascending/descending a rope using a prussic.

The goal is that the climber understand how to implement a self rescue in a variety of situations.

Price €100 p/person

Location: Wicklow, Mournes & Dalkey

Maximum of 4 people

Previous experience essential

Guided Rock Climbing in the East and N.East coast of Ireland. Ideal for those visiting Ireland that want to try some of the classic routes in Ireland. Or for those that would like to try the classic routes that they are not comfortable leading. Routes vary from urban single pitch routes in Dalkey Quarry, multipitch routes in Glendalough, the classic Great Gully Ridge mountain experience, the majestic Mournes Mountains or the magnificent Fairhead.

Price €140 – €200 p/person – multi day discounts available.

Location: Dalkey, Glendalough, Great Gully Ridge, Mournes and Fairhead.

Maximum of 2 people

Previous experience essential.

Sports Climbing for Beginners runs over a day and is designed to assist the transition from indoor climbing to the outdoors. This course is ideal for those wishing to sample sports climbing before a trip or just out of curiosity. During the day we will cover best practice (safety), communication, belaying, clipping techniques and how to safely lower off a sports route.
A bespoke day is available for those withing to also cover multipitch sports climbing changeovers and rope management.

Price €90 p/person

Location: Co Down

Minimum of 2 people required

No previous experience required and all equipment provided