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Summary

Northern Ireland boasts some incredible sea cliffs and some lovely inland mountain climbing. A strict trad ethic is in place for all of Northern Ireland

Description

Northern Ireland has two main areas, both with a very different feel. Fair head is a stunning sea cliff crag with dolerite rock and great gear, mostly crack climbing. The Mourne mountains offer a great contrast with very bold limestone in a mountain setting.

Access issues

Northen Ireland is has strictly traditional ethics. Some bouldering areas exist, but no hardware is to be placed on any rock. Most crag access is through private farm land, please respect the owners.

Approach

The city of Belfast allows a good base for all climbing in Northern Ireland. The Mournes can be accessed by bus, however you will need a car to get to Fair Head.

Where to stay

Many hostels and hotels exist in belfast centre, or you can find inns closer to the crags.

Ethic

No hardware to be placed on any rock in Northern Ireland. Strictly trad and bouldering. Please contact local climbers before setting new routes.

Unlocated crags

This region has 3 unlocated crags! If you think you know where Ramore Head, Runkerry or The Crow's Nest are located then please take a minute to locate them for the climbing community.

Locating crags gives you Karma points. Please contact us if you have any issues.

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