We will be having our annual introduction to Barnbawn this Saturday, aka the Barnbawn Academy and a time and place where many of us did our first lead.
A focus of the day will be to support new members develop their lead climbing skills.
For mort information and colour see Gerry’s post on the forum
Meeting at the crag by 10 am.
To get there, leave the N11 at the slip road for Rathnew and from that village follow the R752 to and through the village of Glenealy, then turn right (north-west) immediately before the railway bridge. Take the next turn to the left, which is about 2km up the road, and go left again at the T-junction. About 500 metres up the road there is a forest entrance on the right where parking is possible.
Note: recent alterations by Coillte to the road system within the forest have rendered the approach to the crag as detailed in the current guidebook obsolete. Enter the forest, walk to the t-junction and turn right onto a well gravelled broad track. Continue on the main track until it takes a 90′ left hand turn: at this point leave the main track and go straight ahead on a newly widened and gravelled track. After a short distance this track goes
slightly downhill to a junction. Turn left here and the crag soon comes into view up on the right.