BURREN ROCKS, VERTICAL
QUALIFIED, EXPERIENCED, KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF.
A day climbing is, in a way, the oddest day out! It flips from relaxed and chilled at the base of a cliff, sea pounding in the background and birds passing over head, so relaxed. Just minutes ago you were enjoying an intense adrenaline-filled rock climb.
It’s how you feel as you make a move from one foot or handhold to another. Will the next hold be able to support you? Of course it will.Will you be able to hold on? Of course you will. It’s not as if you’re in any real danger, the rope will hold you safe, but the concept of falling is always there, but will never happen. It’s all down to you to make it to the finish. Then, sometimes you don’t know how but you’re there, lying on the rock safe at the top. The rush has passed and as you look back down the route you just climbed it’s a feeling of “I did it”! and, “I can’t believe I did that”?
Between times you watch someone else go through the same process. It really looks like the hand holds are obvious from the base of the climb. Climbers may ask for some guidance, or carry on regardless. As you watch them climb you reflect , “next time I will know where that big hand hold is”!
We take you to a number of crags where you can climb on unlisted climbs of various grades or on classic routes which are world famous. The scenery is spectacular, the locations are varied from open mountain crag to sea cliff to small enclosed escarpments.
You can climb on grades from easy to extremely difficult, but that’s really not the point. A climbing experience is a day when you challenge yourself, its nothing to do with beating the crag or being better than anyone else, its about you doing something that is a challenge to you. Its not a competition, its not about danger or risk, its about you doing it and enjoying it, feeling good that you did as much as you did. At the finish of a climbing session you will feel you did something special, pointless? Perhaps, as you could have walked around! but special for the inner experience that defines climbing. The challenge is always that challenge within ourselves, more than the direct challenge of the climb and that is what makes the climbing experience such a different one to every other outdoor activity.
You can be assured that the Burren Rocks adventure you experiance will be led by people who are fully qualified as recommended by the relevant governing body. The ratios we set for ourselves are better than required, again to ensure a quality safe environment for all our activities.