Mountain Climbing In Kerry, Now That’s A Thought!



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Kerry Mountains







Climbing In Kerry is Ireland’s best-known County for the thrill and achievement of mountain climbing.

The firm grits and red sandstones that form the rock backbone of the county is a safe and pleasant terrain for the hill walker and rock climber.

There are some 40 summits over 2000ft in height in Kerry, and 8 peaks exceed 3000ft. Here also is Carrantuohill (3,414ft),Ireland’s highest mountain.

The peaks tend to group themselves into extended ranges that afford endless opportunities for experienced climbing and ridge walking.

Everywhere, cliff-bound corries (often lake floored) lie beneath the ridges, and the rock climber will revel in the many untried ascents.




The interiors of the Dingle and Iveragh peninsulas are completely mountain filled regions, and the centres that lie along the coast strip of these two peninsulas afford many opportunities for cross-country traverses. Further inland there are the mountains around Killarney and the Cork and Kerry mountains.

For the climber who wishes to camp, sites are everywhere, and the difficulty is to decide between so many inviting pitches.

We will start our mountain climbing in the Killarney Mountains . You must attempt The Black Valley Cliff, don’t forget Carrantouhill,



Then you should try your skills on the Iveragh Mountain Peninsula. There are several exciting climbs on this peninsula. First there is Ballinskelligs Point, then there is Beenakryraka Head, and Bolus Point, St-Finian’s-Bay, Glanearagh, The Black Cliff, Coomachuillin.

Last but not least, the great Dingle Mountains and the great climb of Brandon Peak, the rocks above Conor Pass, Lough Coumeenoughter, Ballydavid Head, Glanearagh, and the many more rocks, mountains and cliffs in and around the Kerry Coast.

If you have any information or tales about climbing in County Kerry, please e-mail me and I will include your story on this page.




Climbing In Kerry




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