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Climbing – Ballykeefe Quarry Kilkenny

July 3, 2021

                                                       Weather may dictate a reschedule to Sun 4th July

Please note the following excerpt re the bolts on the climbs: “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.

Any climbs bolted by locals were cleaned and inspected and climbed on top-rope prior to bolting. It is important to understand that the bolts so placed were never intended to be fallen on but rather as possible salvation in case things went wrong. It should not be assumed by any visiting climber that a bolt may be fallen on with impunity. Bolts, even if once sound, might fail due to corrosion or fatigue or other factors….

it was agreed to increase the bolting on 3 of the less challenging routes to facilitate leading by less experienced climbers…. on the Left Pigs Wall: Push Your Granny, Dented Ego, and Bishop’s Nose. ” http://wiki.climbing.ie/index.php?title=Ballykeefe_Quarry

Some may wish to bring bouldering mats as well as the usual trad climbing gear.

Covid declaration please complete


July 3, 2021


Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre
Kilmangah, Kilkenny Ireland


Barry Watts

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