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Sun Shiny day for our Intro Climbing Course in East Cork…

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Well finally the sun decided to shine and doesn’t it lift the spirits !?!? Today we had Ian from Cork and Andrew from Waterford and boy did they hit it lucky with the weather and enjoyed a fantastic day climbing on the wonderful sandstone cliffs of Knockadoon head…
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.