Author Topic: Renting a pad & tipps for bouldering in ireland (west or south)  (Read 5482 times)

Issi

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Hey hey,

I'm coming to Ireland (from Germany) on the 13th of september and my plan is to go hiking and bouldering for a week. We'll arrive at Kerry airport, so the plan is to stay somewhere around. If never been to Connemara, so at the moment I'm thinking of going there. But...

We wanted to rent a pad if it's possible. Dave, you Link to send you a Mail is not working, so how and where can we rent a pad?

Second, if we would find anyone who is will go bouldering in that time and can take us to a place, that would be nice too. Meeting people is always more interesting.

I appreciate all help and advices. :-)

Issi
« Last Edit: August 29, 2012, 09:24:57 PM by Issi »

Dave Flanagan

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Re: Renting a pad & tipps for bouldering in ireland (west or south)
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012, 02:16:57 PM »
Hi Issi
Sorry the link isn't working I will fix it. I'm in Dublin so if you are flying in and out of Kerry it won't work.

I assume you aren't going to Connemara just for the bouldering, it's a great place but the bouldeirng is a little spread out.

Hopefully some will show you around. The Gap and Black Valley are worth a minimum of a day each.
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Re: Renting a pad & tipps for bouldering in ireland (west or south)
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012, 03:10:41 PM »
That's a pity. Does anyone else knows if you can rent a pad somewhere in the south oder the west of irland?

Yeah, I think it's better to go to the Gap of Dunloe or to Doolin. One of these to destinations and then do a little bit hiking around the place. Probably two days of bouldering and three hiking somewhere close. Does that sound reasonable? If been to both places but I think it's worth to go back and I also never did a proper several day hike in Irland.

Dave Flanagan

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Re: Renting a pad & tipps for bouldering in ireland (west or south)
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012, 03:30:13 PM »
I don't know of anyone else renting pads.

That's sounds like a good plan. Boulder on the dry days. Doolin is a nice spot.
Tons of hiking in Kerry.

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Re: Renting a pad & tipps for bouldering in ireland (west or south)
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2012, 12:04:32 PM »
Bouldering pads are also available to rent from Gravity Climbing Centre in Dublin although unfortunatley this isn't much help again to the originating poster without two trips to Dublin. :-\

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Re: Renting a pad & tipps for bouldering in ireland (west or south)
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2012, 09:03:12 PM »
Thanks, but yeah, unfortunately that isn't much help. The plan is now to go to the gap of dunloe sometime between the 14th and the 19th. Probably right at the start of our holiday on the 15th and 16th if the weather is good enough... :-)

So, if anyone is around... Would be nice to meet more boulderers! :-)