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Ballykeefe Quarry Day Trip
26 March 2017 @ 09:30 - 17:00
Ballykeefe Quarry is a two hour drive from Dublin and it makes for a great early season climbing venue.
‘Because it is south facing and sheltered, the quarry is always considerably warmer than the general environment, especially from Autumn to Spring, when the sun is low in the sky. In addition, the rock dries incredibly quickly, as soon as it is no longer actually raining.
There is a little car park at the eastern side intended for visitors to the wood; a duck through the bushes here gives instant access to the quarry. Please try to avoid parking at the quarry gateway; the gates open outwards and council lorries need to get in and out at the most unlikely times.
Bolts have only been placed on routes that are otherwise unprotectable. They have been placed as sparingly as possible, consistent with safety. Where natural protection is available, no bolts have been placed – including those parts of bolted routes where natural gear can be placed.’
The quarry has climbs ranging from VD to E3 so it is suitable for experienced climbers and beginners alike.