Rock Climbing

We provide quality and experienced climbing instruction in the beautiful Burren for all levels. Whether you’re a complete novice or an advanced climber, we can cater for all your climbing needs!

With a large number of indoor climbing walls developing around the country, there is an increasing interest in trying it out on the real thing.  Our experienced instructors set the standard of climbing to a suitable level for you, no matter what your age, ability or confidence level is when it comes to heights.

The Burren climbing area is beautiful, with amazing cliffs and spectacular views, and we provide all of the equipment. So why not come climbing and try abseiling in the heart of the Burren!

– No experience needed
– All equipment and instruction provided
– Climb and abseil in the beautiful Burren
– All levels catered for
– Experienced coaches with over 15 years climbing

Experience Thrill & Excitement

We offer rock climbing lessons for beginners to the more experienced. All rock climbing equipment is provided and our climbing instructors are fully qualified and insured.

We offer rock climbing lessons for all: individuals, families, schools and other groups. No rock climbing experience is needed and we can cater for all abilities, even those nervous of heights.

Our rock climbing lessons run for two hours, in small groups of 6 (although we do cater for larger climbing groups we still work on small ratios), this ensures lots of climbing time and personal attention when climbing. During your rock climbing lesson you will get a number of climbs in, be introduced and taught how to use the climbing gear and ropes, and get an abseil or two in as well.

Our group lessons are run every day that the weather permits, and we need a minimum of two people to run a lesson. Even if you’re on your own, always contact us since we generally have groups going. This way, we can get you out into the wilds of the Burren on your first climbing adventure in Ballyryan (one of Irelands best climbing spots).

It’s Ireland and the weather changes quickly, so bring warm clothes and a rain jacket, no matter what it might look like where you are.

Sturdy runners or boots are good to wear when you begin climbing, and if you progress on to harder climbs we have a range of climbing shoes to try out.

Sun cream and a drink are good ideas in the summer, along with a hat and gloves in the winter.

Our climbing area is based in Ballyryan, right on the edge of the  Burren, with sea cliffs overlooking the Atlantic and Aran Islands.

This spot offers loads of climbing options for all levels. With over three hundred climbing routes in the area it is the unknown jewel of rock climbing in Co. Clare.

We are only 20 minutes from Lahinch and only an hour from Galway city.

Our weekend rock climbing course is designed to equip novice climbers with a full range of climbing experiences, from trying out lots of different styles of rock climbing and climbing routes, to using ropes and different equipment to best protect you when climbing, to gaining experience in setting up rope systems.

As we work in small groups we can cater for all levels and also adapt the weekend to your personal needs. The weekend consists of four climbing sessions, plus theory chats on equipment etc. over lunch each day.

Weekend courses need a minimum of 2 people to run, and can be run any weekend through out the year.


If travelling from Ballyvaughan, follow the coast along the R477, though Fanore along Galway bay. The road runs up a hill and swings right out of the bay. There is a cliff on your left hand side, where it ends is our climbing area.

If travelling from Lahinch. Drive out of town to Ennistymon, take a left in the village and drive towards Lisdoonvarna (15 minutes) along the N67.

As you’re about to enter Lisdoonvarna you cross a narrow bridge, and at the next junction take the coast road to Fanore R477. This winds along till it hits the coast and then swings right to follow the coast line, there are cliffs 300 metres up on the right, and that’s our climbing spot!

From Galway, take N18 south towards Limerick. In Kilcolgan drive through the village and take major right. There is a sign posted for Burren and Ballyvaghan (N67). Drive along this road to Ballyvaghan 20 mins. Follow directions above.

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    Rock climbing in the Burren with Brian.
    6 April 2015

    We had a fantastic day in the heart of the Burren rock climbing. Brian was an awesome teacher and even though I was a bit terrified he made us feel safe and enjoy the experience.

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