Rock Climbing in Galway
The West of Ireland, has always being a bit of a back water for rock climbing. However over recent years, some great routes have been developed by some active local climbers including Carl Maddox, Paddy Gethings, Clement Quinn, Lisa Kennedy, Neal McAloon, John Connolly, Barry Smith, Lisa Milner, Michelle Casey and Henry Wilkinson to name just a few.
Galway have a long developed history of mountain routes, the most famous being Carrot Ridge in the 12 Bens, Co. Galway. Several lesser know, but still good routes, exist throughout the two counties, including the long scrambles on Ben Bury, Quartzite lines in Achill, the quality sandstone slabs of Maumtrasna and other long routes in the 12 Bens and Maumturks.
Rock climbing is one of the safest and most thrilling outdoor activities there is. You can choose different levels of climbs depending on how much of challenge you would like, even if your a complete beginner there is something here for you. After your climb you can experience abseiling back down to the ground, the feeling of conquering your fear and stepping over the edge is one not to be missed.
Galway Climbing Co-Op is a members only not for profit Mountaineering Ireland club and open to all bouldering enthusiasts to join independent of their climbing level.