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New Members Program: Evening #1
16 April 2015 @ 17:00 - 21:00
We have now done two consecutive training days where we have built anchors , so i think its time for a break and get out and climb some dry rock,.
So rather than the advertised “Bullock Harbor” , we should go back to Dalkey this coming Thursday
Weather forecast is suggesting dry, but wrap up with an extra layer or two
Thursday onwards, until end of weekend: Mostly dry and settled, with some sunny spells and light, occasionally moderate, easterly winds. Thursday will be quite cool, with max. temperatures of 10 to 13 Celsius
and see you either at the car park at 5pm or venture into the Quarry and find people to climb with
many thanks again for your enthusiasm , (last one off the Crag and into the Queens bar gets a free pint )
By Train It is possible to travel to Dalkey Quarry by bus but the DART can be taken south from Dublin City Centre for 30 minutes to Dalkey Station, where a 10-minute walk leads up to the quarry.
By Car Approach via Dun Laoghaire Ferry Terminal, which is signposted from the city centre and on approach roads to the city. Follow these signs to Dun Laoghaire, past the Ferry Terminal and continue south along the coast road, following the signs for Dalkey. From Dalkey Village follow signs for Killiney up Dalkey Avenue to Killiney Hill Car Park signposted on the left. It is best not to leave any valuables in your car.
From the car park, follow a trail that drops down across the grass slopes in a northeast direction, past a picnic table. The trail then swings right through the trees and enters the quarry at the upper cliffs below White Wall.
Finding your way around
The quarry is divided into three sections. The Upper Cliffs form a series of buttresses just below the tower on top of the hill. East and West Valleys are at a lower level separated by a flat tapering plateau. A footpath leads down from the plateau to the Ardbrugh Road entrance to the quarry and gives access to the East and West Valleys.
If arriving late don’t be shy, just ask climbers around the quarry and you wont be long finding someone to climb with 🙂