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Hiking in Ireland

Mountain Leader Assessment: 6 Tips To Help You Pass

6 Tips To Pass Your Mountain Leader Assessment One of the first major milestones for someone starting their career in the mountains is earning the Mountain Leader award. The award is designed to train and assess individuals in the skills … Read More

Climbing Gear

Rock Climbing Gear: What To Buy?

I’m often asked what equipment do I need to get started climbing outdoors and how much will it cost? Below I have detailed all the gear needed for you to get out and leading at your local crag.  I have … Read More

How To Belay

How To Belay

The belayer controls the rope for the lead climber. They feed out rope as the lead continues, take in when needed and stop any rope from feeding when the lead climber falls. Disclaimer: Rock climbing is an inherently dangerous sport. … Read More

5 Techniques To Improve Your Climbing Now!

Quiet Feet Rock Over Twist Matching Feet

Rock Climbing Course Ireland

How To Place Climbing Protection

First off, placing gear takes pratice. Constiction Rock quality Contact Direction of pull

Rock Climbing Dublin

How To Start Rock Climbing in Ireland

So you want to start rock climbing and don’t know where to begin? In this article I will give you the information you need to get started rock climbing. Book a course Join an online group Join a club Join … Read More

Hiking Coumshingaun

Top 5 Trail Hikes For 2022

Top 5 Trail Hikes For 2022 The Spinc: Glendalough 6/10 14km 4hrs 1/10 10/10 6/10 14km 4hrs 1/10 10/10 The Spinc Walk   Glendalough is one of Ireland’s greatest wonders and, in my opinion, the most beautiful spot that Ireland’s … Read More

Belay device

A belay device is a friction based device that allows the belayer control over the rope. The belay is a small and modest looking device but it is essential. The belay allows the belayer to give out rope, take in … Read More

Beginners Climbing: Ropes


As with everything in rock climbing there is no one set standard, and the same applies for ropes. There are ropes with fancy names, fancy colours and fancy coating, but what do they all do? As with the rest of … Read More

Climbing Protection: Nuts And Cams

There are two types of protection used in climbing: Passive protection: Gear without moving parts. Active protection: Gear with moving parts. Passive Protection Nuts Nuts come in a range of sizes and most nuts are colour coded for quick identification. … Read More