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The Burren Meet
September 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Burren is an expansive rocky limestone landscape making it a prime destination for trad climbers. This year’s meet is an open club event organised by the Dal Riada Climbing Club and the Irish Mountaineering Club in conjunction with Mountaineering Ireland. It will take place over the weekend of the 6th – 8th September and the meet is open to all climbers. (Youth climbers can attend so long as they have suitable adult supervision.)
There is plenty of accommodation available in Doolin and the nearby village of Fanore. Guest speakers will be scheduled for Friday and Saturday evening (details of which will be announced closer to the date).
It is a short distance along the coast from either Doolin or Fanore to the roadside crag at Ballyryan. Here you will find routs graded from VD to E1 making it a great place to practice some lead climbing and set up a few bottom ropes.
We will also explore some of the other crags at Ailladie such as Dancing Ledges and, for the more experienced climber, the Aran and Mirror Walls which are a short distance from Ballyryan.
Although the meet does not include any formal instruction, Dal Riada and IMC members will be happy to share their climbing experience with you.
Lots of other options are available, including superb bouldering down at the seafront, so be sure to head to the Burren on the 6th for some mega rock climbing.
Further info will be available closer to the date.
Photo by Michal Samsel