**FULL** Guided Ascent of Howling Ridge (ref: HR 05/5)
As this is a roped technical climb some previous Rock Climbing experience (indoor or outdoor) is a pre-requisite for this route. A very HIGH level of fitness is required and of course a head for heights is also an absolute must!
Howling Ridge is known as one of Ireland’s classic and famous multi-pitch mountaineering routes. A steep, well defined ridge which cuts up the north-east face of Carrauntoohil. It is graded V. Diff in Summer.
The climbing is not technically difficult but the constant exposure, potential wet and windy weather conditions, extremely loose and at times greasy rock, intermittent vegetation, and lack of escape options make this a serious climb. Kerry Climbing have a 100% success rate on guiding this route and have literally climbed it 100’s of times in all weather conditions so you can be assured you are in the safest of hands.
Steep, committing and exhilarating – an exciting and unforgettable route to the top of Irelands’ highest mountain!!!
Grade– Very Difficult to Hard Severe rock climbing depending on line taken and weather conditions
Length – 8 Pitches
Trip Distance – 11.5 km
Approx Time – 8+ hrs
Total Ascent – 920m