Ireland: Bouldering and exploring at Carrickfin Beach

Michael and I took the first left after the Donegal International Airport (they fly to Scotland and Northern Ireland) and followed the road to the boat dock. The bouldering was on the same little beach the dock was on. The rock was clean granite, full of crystals that tear your hand up when hand jamming.

After bouldering a bit, Michael and I followed the coast north. We found lots of granite and many small beaches, some sandy, some made up of tiny agates, and some covered in colorful shells. This was the prettiest collection of beaches I have ever seen. We encountered a few good bouldering traverses, one was right above the water, it was fun to boulder with waves breaking below me.

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