Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing Courses in Donegal, Ireland.

 The county of Donegal contains more climbable rock than the rest of Ireland boasting two major Irish mountain ranges, over thousand kilometres of coastline, one hundred sea stacks and many diverse climbing locations from the mudstone roofs at Muckross in the South West of the county to Malin Head at Ireland's most northerly point. Donegal currently plays host several lifetimes worth of world-class rock climbing in some of the most beautiful and unspoilt places in Ireland. The scope for further exploration and the opportunity to discover unclimbed rock is unlimited, as there is an unexplored adventure waiting through every mountain pass and around every remote headland. 

Taster Sessions

  A wee course designed for those who have never climbed before and would like to see and experience what rock climbing is about.

Introduction to Rock Climbing 

 This course is aimed at people who have tried climbing and have made the wise decision that they want to learn more. This course starts with the fundamentals of safe climbing and builds up your knowledge to allow you to climb and explore safely on your own. 

Rock Climbing Essentials

 A course designed to teach you the essentials of safe climbing. The instructional content is built on your current knowledge and aims to enable you to evolve as a climber. . 

Learning to Lead

 This course is designed for people who have been climbing for a while and wish to make the transition from being the second to becoming a safe lead climber.

Rock Climbing Ireland

Our experience
At Unique Ascent since 2005 we have been exploring the better and lesser known climbing locations thoughout the county and have developed and recorded over 500 new routes in all areas of Donegal. We have explored and developed the Island of Cruit, recording over 300 rock climbs making Cruit Island the most developed rock climbing location in Ireland. We have played on the previously unclimbed Sea Stacks creating some of the most adventurous and atmospheric rock climbs in the country.

What we offer is the opportunity for people of all abilities to visit and climb in places of outstanding natural beauty where solitude and a truly great outdoor experience is guaranteed. We offer a full range of experiences, courses and holidays with the goal of maximizing your potential and knowledge by building on your previous experience and knowledge. Our goal with every client is to educate, instruct and guide you to allow you to reach, achieve and fulfil all your rock climbing ambitions.


These are a small selection of climbing activities we offer at Unique Ascent Please feel free to contact us if you have a particular rock climbing idea or goal you wish to achieve and we will tailor a package to ensure you will achieve your ambitions.

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