May 4 @ 8:00 am - May 7 @ 5:00 pm
Colmcille Climbers are holding this event at Malinbeg, Co Donegal, in 2018. The venue has been Culdaff for the past couple of years, and the membership felt it was time for a change. As usual it is on the Mayday spring bank holiday, 4th-7th May 2018.
Camping is at the usual site by Malinbeg harbour, within a couple of minutes walk from the crags, and there are also hostels at Malinbeg, Malinmore and Glencolmcille. The area is not as suitable for ‘Bottom roping’ as Culdaff, but fixed ropes will be installed at Neptunes Wall and probably Skelpoonagh (about 15 minutes drive from the campsite). There are a variety of other crags accessible within easy driving distance, Muckross Head, Sail Rock, and at An Port, Berg Wall and the aptly names ‘End of the Earth’ crag.
Climbfest is the original and longest running climbing festival in Ireland, aimed primarily at the ‘not so serious’ climber, beginner, or indoor climber, and is kindly supported by Mountaineering Ireland.