Climbing & Bouldering

Within the National Park, rock climbing is carried out by individuals, climbing groups and adventure centres, especially on the crags along the Miners’ Road at Glendalough and in Glenmalure. The cliffs of the Spinc on the south side of the Glendalough valley are not suitable for climbing. The Mountaineering Council of Ireland Climbing Guide ‘Wicklow’ is available for consultation in the Information Office.

Bouldering is popular in the granite scree at the Miners’ Village, Glendalough.

All climbers must take care not to dislodge cliff plants or to disturb birds during breeding seasons (approx. April to June for Peregrine Falcon). For further information on sensitive times contact the Information Office.

Be aware that special events and large groups will require a permit.

If you have any queries, please contact us.

Useful Links

Mountaineering Ireland,

The Irish Climbing Route Database,

Irish Climbing Online,