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Inis Mor Sport Climbing Weekend

July 19 @ 8:00 am - July 21 @ 5:00 pm

The cliffs at Point Fiain & Aill an Ára Thiar at Inis Mor in the Arran Islands have been bolted steadily over the last several years and now boast a wide variety of over 70 sport climbs from 5a upwards

Inis Mor Sport Climbing Guide Book

The walk in /cycle ride is about 30-40 minutes from the harbour, access the cliffs by 10m abseil onto a large sea ledge. When exiting the first person up will need a jumar or similar in order to ascend the ab rope  (they can then belay any companions or pass the jumar back down)

Ambrose Flynn’s Blog Post for First Timers

Wild camping is no longer allowed on the Island, you can stay at Kiloran Hostel, a number of B&Bs, & a camp site at Aran Islands Camping

There is a Spar Shop and pubs on the Island, the main transport is by bike, you can rent these at the harbour, there are several tourist attractions including the wormhole, the Dun Aonghasa clifftop fort and the not to be missed craggy island caravan from Father Ted

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There are two ferry options from Rossaveel with Aran Island Ferries or Doolin with The Doolin Ferry Company. It is advisable to book a ferry ticket in advance online

You should be proficient in building abseils, and know how to ascend a rope safely, competent at outdoor sport climbing grade 5c upwards (not indoor AW grades) and there is no topping out so you must know how to rig your rope for being lowered off a sport anchor

Minimum Kit: helmet, rope, quickdraws, carabiners, 2 x slings, miallon, shoes, harness, belay device, (Ab rope & rope ascender – at least one between each group of climbers)

Hillwalking, Hiking, Bouldering, Climbing, Mountaineering and other related activities can be dangerous and may result in personal injury or death. Each club member should be aware of and accept these risks and are responsible for their own actions and involvement

Details

Start:
July 19 @ 8:00 am
End:
July 21 @ 5:00 pm

Organizer

Pierse
Email
upstreet@gmail.com

Venue

Inis Mor, Aran

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