Rock Climbing Northern Ireland

To put it simply it’s all about climbing rocks. Climbing is a great way to test yourself physically and mentally. It is also very good for balance and core strengthening. Our staff will choose a number of routes to suit your ability and guide you through the climbing process. You will have the opportunity to learn the basic rope skills of rock climbing and belay (hold the rope) for your friends. If just climbing isn’t enough for you there is always an abseil (from the top down) to try at the end. Our staff have a passion for climbing and their enthusiasm is infectious.

Where is it?
We use a number of venues. Runkerry Head on the North Coast, Fair Head near Ballycastle and sometimes a few locations in the Mourne Mountains. Runkerry Head is a great location for beginners, while Fair Head can be a little wilder and tougher. We would be happy to advise you on what would be best for you.

Safety
We work within the Northern Ireland Mountain Leader Training Board’s recommended ratios. That is 1:6, one member of our staff to six participants. We feel this is important not only for safety reasons but it also means the group gets more done and spends less time sitting around.

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Equipment
All our climbing equipment is stored and transported in such away as to prevent contamination of harnesses and ropes. A written log is kept of how much use each item gets and all equipment is washed in fresh water after use at a sea crag.

We provide each participant with the following:

  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Water Proof Jacket (if necessary)

What You Need

  • Wrap up warm (it is always cold at the crag)
  • Trainers
  • Track Suit (no shorts)
  • Sun Block (fingers crossed)

How Long Does It Last?
Sessions last approximately 3 hours, including walk in and briefing times. We can organise a full days climbing if you require.

Great As Part Of

  • North Coast Day (add Coasteering)
  • Way Down Down Day (add water bouldering)