Stunning views of Ballycotton Bay and Island with glistening seas and lovely warm rock giving great friction…The lads are heading off in 3 weeks to attempt Mont Blanc and so we had an intensive day of tuition…
Lots of subjects covered from abseiling to anchors, belaying to route grading, lay-backs to bridging….
Happy chappies after a mighty sunny day learning the ropes so to speak with but also enjoying loads of climbing!!!
Lots more Rockclimbing courses for all levels, day and evening, planned in Knockadoon for the weeks ahead and right through the summer!!! Check our “Planned Events” and email for further details and booking http://www.kerryclimbing.ie/enquire.html
Knockadoon is situated at the western tip of Youghal Bay, and lies 8 km south of Youghal town as the crow flies. The rock is categorized as Gyleen Formation – sandstone, with mudstone and siltstone and, in general, is sound, with good friction and good gear placements. As with all sea-cliffs, the more open the rock is to the scouring power of the waves, the cleaner and sounder it is. The main type of climbing on offer is on slabs, with the occasional steep wall thrown in for good measure.