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Clare Island Trad Climbing
June 3 @ 8:00 am - June 6 @ 5:00 pm
Here’s a golden opportunity to enjoy climbing in a unique, stunning location, with members of all ages. The venue is a friendly, south facing single pitch crag on Clare island and an older experienced crew are signed up to support newer members of the Club. This is a Gerry Moss developed crag (another one!), and he tells us there’s plenty of opportunity for new routes of all grades.
Led by our very own expert in Irish Islands, David Walsh, you can check out the crag here
Booking ahead for ferries, the campsite, bikes etc is advised as its a Bank Holiday weekend. Register for the event, then a WhatsApp group will be set up to co-ordinate the meet.
Costs about 17 euro return and 6 euro for a bike. The last Ferry to the island is 6.45pm Thurs night and 8.45pm Fri night (but confirm your time and booking with the Ferry co.)
Learn more here
Clare Island Campsite
Situated just above the beach and across the road from the Community Centre Bar. There are showers/toilets and washing machine/dryer facilities. If you camp, you can eat “out” in the bar 50 yards away.
For more details, contact Mary 086 0267798
Recommend you bring a bike. The campsite is very close to the pier and pub/food but the crag is 5km+ away. Hire bikes are available here
Contact Andrew O’Leary +353(0)861704295
EastWest Mapping Clare Island at 1:7,500 Highly recommended.
The crag is partly affected by tides, David Walsh will help plan around this. Summary of sweet spots for climbing
Friday 03 1130 – 1730
Saturday 04 1200 – 1830
Sunday 05 1300 – 1900
Monday 06 1400 – 2000
David Walsh 087 2546054 firstname.lastname@example.org