Monday, 24 September 2007


Dublin south side boulderers are clearly the luckiest given the proximity of Wicklow, especially when it comes to quick bouldering sessions. However those leaving on the north side can find the traffic very frustrating, and the only way around is getting up early. The recent discovery of Portrane improved this situation a little bit but let's face it, Meath and Louth aren't exactly blessed with good quality rock. Nevertheless since the introduction of the helicopter viewer, you can now explore the eastern coast of Ireland and it seems that there is a little bit more than one would expect. I spent a couple of hours exploring Clogerhead last weekend, and although the place seems more suitable for routes, there might be a little bit of bouldering too. Here are two nice problems worth mentioning:

1- K3, sit start 5+
2- Alice in Crimperland, 6b/6c

I will continue my exploration and hopefully more information should be available soon.

From Drogheda, take the R166 toward Termonfeckin (sic.) In Clogerhead, leave the beach on your right and turn at the pub on the harbour road. There is a big car park passed Oriel harbour. After 2mn of walking, you should see the first rocks.