Rock Climbing – Dublin and Wicklow

Rock Climbing Wicklow

Rock Climbing in Ireland

Ireland has a wealth of rock climbing in some of the most beautiful location imaginable and the East of Ireland contains some of the most memorable climbs in the country.

Dalkey Quarry is one of the oldest climbing venues in Ireland. Containing over 300 routes in a wild setting with easy transport links and parking. Just 30 minutes from Dublin City it provides as much adventure as ones imagination can conjure up. Dalkey Quarry is suitable for beginners, learn to lead courses, self rescue courses and specific upskilling.

The Wicklow Mountains contain some of the most memorable climbing routes in Ireland on pristine mountain granite.

Glendalough Valley has a long and rich history dating back to the early 1900’s. The routes are always engaging, challenging and memorable. The landscape is beautiful and dramatic as you look back down the Glendalough Valley towards the Upper Lake, taking in the view of the Miners Village and Valley floor.

The Glenmalure Valley is home to one of the best multipitch rock routes in Ireland, Great Gully Ridge. Consisting of an hour walk in towards Lugnaquilla, a committing abseils and 4 to 6 pitches, Great Gully Ridge always provides a big experience.

There are also several incredible venues situated in the Wicklow Mountains that are no less memorable but require a small sprinkle of local knowledge in order to experience them at their best. The include Luggala, Lough Dan, Barnbawn and a few secret beautiful hidden gems.