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Tuesday Meets – Deer Park in the Bloom!
June 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Deer Park is the venue for this IMC summertime outing and Colm Peppard will be our host for the evening. All the details are listed below.
In 2014/2015 a group of IMC climbers started developing the Muck Rock area above the Deer Park.
http:// www.irishmountaineeringclub .org/ deer-park-howth-climbing-mu ck-rock-crag/
Closest access is from Deer Park hotel and golf course car park (5 mins) – crag is clearly visible from the car park. This is a public golf course and is on the Howth tourist trail, containing the Howth Transport Museum, Deer Park Castle and the much visited rhododendron forest and Muck Rock crag up behind the hotel on the right side.
From the car park walk around the right side of the hotel and follow the track leading to the rhododendron forest. Just past the sign “Flowers must not be picked” turn right and take the small narrow left hand track at the small boulder. After approx 30m take fainter left hand track heading upwards. Walk up this for approx 200m (2 mins), ignoring overgrown leftside scrambles, and take further left hand track heading up the steps. 30m along this is up through a rhododendron ‘tunnel’ on the left (the 2nd tunnel, not the 1st) is ‘De Northside’ face. For ‘De Southside’ overhanging face just continue along the track for 20m to the next path junction. ‘De Alcove’ is the elevated grassy area between the two.
Further information, including topo’s, can be found by following this link http:// wiki.climbing.ie/index.php/ Howth_Head
The climbing is suitable for all levels and new members are particularly welcome to attend.
(Club Members only)