News 2015

Title: Updated - Bolting in Ireland - Consultation Meeting
Type: Climbing / Access & Conservation
Date: 17/11/2015
System Date: 22/11/2015
Mountaineering Ireland is in the process of reviewing the current Bolting Policy. The Mountaineering Ireland Bolting Policy deals with the Placement of fixed equipment on rock climbs in Ireland. The current policy was adopted in 1999 following a broad debate within the climbing community in Ireland.

Mountaineering Ireland would like to gather the opinions of the wider climbing community in Ireland in order to more fully inform the review. Mountaineering Ireland aims to gather information by holding a consultation meeting and by inviting written submissions.

The details for the meeting as as follows:

Venue: Awesome Walls Dublin
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Chair: Peter Owens

Agenda: The agenda for the meeting is set out below:

The agenda can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: Bolting in Ireland - Consultation Meeting - Agenda

If you would like to attend the consultation meeting please register using the Eventbrite online booking system. Please note that there is no charge for attending the consultation meeting, but we do need to know how many people will be attending.


If you would like to make a written submission please e-mail bolting@mountaineering.ie before Friday 20th November 2015.

These documents (accessible by clicking on the links below) provide useful background for the consultation meeting:
Following on from the consultation meeting and the receipt of written submissions, the existing Bolting policy will be further reviewed. The revised policy will then be presented to the Board of Mountaineering Ireland. Subject to the approval of the Board the draft policy will be proposed for adoption by members at the Mountaineering Ireland AGM in March 2016.
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