Sea cliff climbing is one of the most unique and adventurous disciplines of rock climbing that you can try and the sea cliffs in The Burren are undisputed as being the best in Ireland.
Imagine the feeling as you abseil down to a ledge, literally metres above the waves of the wild Atlantic ocean itself, with no other option but to climb upwards. Its a truly unique adventure and will have your heart pumping from start to finish.
Is it safe?
Yes, its extremely safe, when done right. Many skills and aspects of climbing are required to be safe and successful in sea cliff climbing, which is why you should use a qualified mountaineering instructor to either guide you safely or teach you the skills to be self sufficient.
Who is it suitable for?
Anyone can do it. I cater to those looking to be guided and those who want instruction on the skills of sea cliff climbing for themselves. Please see below for information on each.
For those looking to be Guided:
Allthough it might seem tough at first, Sea cliff climbing is suitable for all ages and abilities. Whether you are a beginner or have climbed before, there are climbs of all grades, suitable for your level. I will equip you with the basic skills needed to have a unique outdoor adventure, while being safeguarded by me at all times.
For those looking for Instruction:
Normally as climbers we walk to the base of a climb and ascend. With sea cliff climbing we abseil in from above and climb out. Our efficiency and safety systems are different to normal single pitch climbing and more in line with multi-pitch climbing. On this course we will cover:
- Route selection and finding from above
- anchor building and gear placements
- abseiling, hanging belays and belayer safety
- rescue systems
What do you need to go Sea Cliff Climbing in The Burren?
I provide all the equipment needed. You should bring some food, snacks and water to drink.
Where can I try it?
Location: The Burren, Co Clare
Cost: €150 euro, divided equally per person.
Pre-requisites: None required
Ratio: No minimum, max 1:4 ratio. Bigger groups can be catered for, please give me a call to discuss.
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