Click below for the Donegal Rock climbing Guidebook Downloads.

Rock Climbing and Hill Walking

At Unique Ascent we specialise in providing exceptional outdoor adventure holidays, outdoor activities and mountain training courses with a difference.

Hill Walking
Rock Climbing
Sea Stack Ascents
Abseiling, Coastaleering, Sea Kayaking, Wild Camping
Tyrolean Traverse

 We offer a full range of courses and guided packages along the coast and mountain ranges of Co. Donegal in Ireland's North West. We provide both tailor made instructional/guided packages, group taster sessions as well as formal instructional courses leading to formally recognised leadership qualifications as approved by Mountaineering Ireland and An Bord Oiliúint Sléibhe. (BOS) Click here for Scheduled upcoming Courses

Mountain Skills                                 (Training & Assessments)
Lowland Walking Leader Award     (Training & Assessments)
Mountain Leader Award                  (Training & Assessments)
Single Pitch Award                           (Training & Assessments)

 We cater for clients of all experience levels from those who have very limited experience of the outdoors and want to have a more relaxed walking, hiking or climbing adventure. We also cater for those seeking a more challenging and thrilling experience such as an ascent of a 400ft sea stack in the most remote and adventurous locations in Ireland. We specialise in applying a holistic approach to learning and teaching to ensure all visitors experience and receive the maximum and most rewarding learning experience during their courses and holidays with us.

 Your guide, Iain Miller is an experienced mountaineer with over 25 years’ experience as a mountaineer and rock climber combined with 10 years’ experience of mountain instruction. His extensive and unique knowledge of rural, upland and coastal Donegal allowed him to author the current Rock Climbing in Donegal 2015 guidebook. He has made over 1000 first ascents of previously unclimbed sea stacks, sea cliffs and rock faces in both Ireland and Scotland.

 At Unique Ascent our ethos is client care, we utilise the techniques and methods recommended and approved by the Mountain Leader training boards of both the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Combined with our unique holistic teaching practice and the outstandingly beautiful places we will play out in, we can guarantee you an outdoor experience like no other.

 Donegal Sea Stack Climbing

 All of our rock climbing courses are tailored to your experience, needs and ambitions. To stand on the summits of Donegal's Sea Stacks requires no previous rock climbing experience, just a sense of humour and adventure. There are a shade under 100 sea stacks found along the coast line of Undiscovered Donegal. Download the free Donegal Sea Stack Guidebook and see what this outstanding coast line has to offer.

Cruit Island Rock Climbing

This is just one of many outstanding rock climbing locations found along the coast line and in the mountains of Undiscovered Donegal

The Donegal Climbing Blog >

How to swim through an island

 Umfin (Umphin, Iompainn) is an uninhabited island living 3km west of Gweedore in Western Donegal  How to swim through an island. &n

Read More > Added: 29 Jun 2020 12:32:30

Rock Climbing in Donegal 2019

Donegal Rock Climbing 2019

 An Sho, another outstanding year on the coast, out on the uninhabited islands and in the hills of Donegal with Cruit and Owey Islands having a

Read More > Added: 25 Dec 2019 12:31:14

Ireland's Last big unclimbed Sea Stack

 And so, after nearly two decades of finding, sussing, swimming, paddling and eventually climbing. All of Donegal's previously unclimbed se

Read More > Added: 19 Jul 2019 11:26:21

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