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Climbing

Climbing

There is nothing like the challenge of ascending a rock face and the satisfaction of taking in the view from the top.  For the unfamiliar it can seem a daunting activity, so a good starting point can be artificial climbing walls which are mostly found at activity centres. Climbing is actually easy to try and everyone should.

The cliffs and crags give a huge variety of climbing in Northern Ireland for all abilities, from the massive sea cliffs of Fairhead to the high tors of the Mournes. You can be climbing as soon as you are securely fitted into a harness and helmet and with an experienced instructor on the end of the rope, you need have no fear if you come unstuck, as it's all part of the fun of climbing.

Climbs are graded so you know what you are tackling and any climb, even if you are just a few metres off the ground, gives you a fantastic feeling of achievement.

How to get started
There are many providers who offer sessions or courses for beginners, with the necessary equipment included. They will brief you on your harness, tie-in to your rope and outline a range of rock climbing equipment available.  There are also a number of high quality indoor climbing walls in Northern Ireland where you can be introduced to the sport.

Is it easy?
All you need is a reasonable level of fitness, specialist equipment will be supplied by the activity provider.

Is it expensive?
The basic equipment is relatively inexpensive, although activity providers will include the use of equipment for lessons.

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