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04/05/2020

Climbfest 2020

Date: 01-04/05/2020
Venue: Maghery, Co. Donegal
Colmcille Climbers Climbfest will be based in Maghery, about 3 km west of Dungloe, from Friday 1st May to Monday 4th, the usual Mayday bank holiday. Maghery is only 20 minutes drive from Cruit, and offers a host of other climbing options, and superior facilities. 

There is a camping area beside the community centre, with electric hook ups, which opens up onto the beach, toilets, a pub, and audio visual facilities.  The chip shop will be open on Friday night for late arrivals.  The nearest shops and restaurants are in Dungloe.

The climbing area at Crohy Head South is 10 or 15 minutes drive, and closer again is the Breiste, for those who fancy a sea stack adventure.  The coastline is excellent for sea kayaking, and Aranmore Island easily accessible in reasonable sea conditions.  If not, there are lots of inland lakes to explore. For cyclists, the tour of Crohy Head is as good as anything in the country, but fairly strenuous.

Owey Island, Gola and the big inland crags of the Bingorms are all accessible, and pdf guides for Crohy, Cruit, Owey and Gola can be downloaded from the Unique ascent website.

This Climbfest is the longest running climbers meet in Ireland, is child friendly, sociable, and is aimed at the average rock climber, beginner, or indoor climber who wishes to extend his experience from resin to rock. 
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