Summer Rock climbing season finishes on a high! (some gear found)

Wednesday evening climbs have come to an end with another wonderful, warm, ‘Indian Summer’ sunset. Two new prospective members had a good introduction and are eagerly awaiting the 2015 season!

Some informal climbing will continue over the Winter for those are lucky enough to have time off work when the sun shines. Members should contact Paul or Colette.

The club intends to plan a return trip to Calpe in the Alicante region of Spain in Mar 2015. Anyone interested should keep in touch with climbing over the Winter months. Trips to Gravity (Inchicore) or Awesome Walls (Finglas) would be a really good idea.

group climb photo-2A piece of gear was found this evening (Wild Country nut) with no identifying markings. If anyone is missing a piece contact the club Sec. through the website and it can be returned to you.

Climbing preparations for trip to Spain

Club members have been busy limbering up for the many rock climbing challenges that await in the Calpe area of Southern Spain. Twenty six club members will travel out mid March for up to 9 days of adventure.

Photos show recent climbing visits to The Burren (in drizzle and high winds!), to Awesome Walls (off M50, Finglas) and to Gravity climbing in Inchicore. Some members attended an excellent coaching session at Gravity.ImageImageImageImageImage

Return to ROCKLANDS for climbing

Climbing sessions will take place for the next few Thurs evenings at Rocklands. A few sections were not affected very much by the recent fire. It is likely that Sep 19th may be the last session for the season as daylight is quickly fading in the evenings. If you haven’t given it a ‘go’ yet, come along and try it out!

Wexford female climbers at Women with Altitude event in Dalkey

Some club members attended the WWA climbing meet in Dalkey on Sat Aug 10th. The Women with Altitude initiative is a drive beginning from Sports Council research showing a serious drop off of Women in sport into adult years. The aim is to encourage more women in sport to develop their skills and develop greater independence and confidence.
Watch out, on the Mountaineering Ireland website, for further events during the year. The annual week end event has grown in success in the last few years and early booking will be essential for the event in May next year in Leenane. Check out the Women with Altitude Facebook page for up to the minute news.

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Rocklands Gorse fire

A gorse fire today at Rocklands caused cancellation of the regular weekly climbing session. The fire spread quickly in a fresh Southerly breeze. It is likely that the crag will be unsuitable for climbing for some time. An alternative venue will be arranged for the next few weeks. IMG_0875

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Scrambling in Comeraghs

Super day of scrambling in a balmy breeze in the Comeraghs. Exploration of the upper Mahon river bed, normally under lots of water, lovely rock steps uncovered. Checked some gullies at Coumshingaun which are incredibly dry at the moment.

Unusually dry Mahon Falls
Unusually dry Mahon Falls

Upper Falls
Upper Falls
Refreshing dip at the end of the day!
Refreshing dip at the end of the day!