Rock Climbing in Bray Head, Dublin, Ireland

Skill Level:
All Climbers
Top Elevation:
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and it nestles at the mouth of the River Liffey. The climate here is classified as a maritime climate, usually with cool summers and mild winters. This vibrant city is noted as much for its Georgian buildings, museums, theaters and attractions, as for its leisure activities and adrenaline-fuelled adventures.

Bray is located approximately 20 km/12 mi south of Dublin on the east coast. It is a popular seaside resort with a plethora of hotels, restaurants and pubs that attract visitors at any time of the year. But that is not all, Bray is also a great destination for walkers, paragliders and climbers, due to the proximity to Bray Head. Bray Head is a hill, at about 241 m/791 ft height and it forms part of the Wicklow Mountains.

The sea cliffs below Bray Head are very popular to the rock climbing lovers. The top elevation does not exceed the height of 28 m/91.9 ft and the difficulty level is not harder than 5a. The location is sheltered from the westerly winds by Bray Head, so climbers can visit the spot all year long. In addition, the cliffs are generally smooth and hard with some sharp holds.

There are two main climbing areas, Cable Rock and Streaky Slab with a great number of routes to choose the one that suits your skills. Keep in mind that, access to Cable Rock is by abseil. It is advisable to avoid the site after a rainfall, as it can be very slippery. Finally, a fall from almost anywhere on these cliffs will land you in sea.

Note: the spot is reachable by Dart and by car. If you decide to travel by car, you can park your car at Raheen Park and then choose one of the paths that lead to Cable Rock or Streaky Slab.

How to Get to Destination

32.4km/20.2mi, 37mins
Head north on O'Connell Street Upper / Sráid Uí Chonaill Uachtarach to Cathal Brugha Street / Sráid Chathail Brugha. Turn left into the (n) Parnell Street. Keep left to continue towards Capel Street / Sráid Chéipil. Turn left into Capel Street / Sráid Chéipil. Continue towards Capel Street Bridge. Continue towards Parliament Street / Sráid Na Parlaiminte. Turn right at the (n) Lord Edward Street/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Take the 3rd left turn in Nicholas Street/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Slight left at Harold's Cross Road/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Turn right at Terenure Place/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Go through one roundabout. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the ramp to M50 Ó Dheas / Southbound. Enter the M50. Join the M1. At junction 5, take the exit towards R761 Bré Thuaidh / Bray North. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit in Dublin Road/R761. Continue to follow the R761. Slight left at Vevay Road. Turn left into Bóthar Putland / Putland Road. Turn right onto Edward Road. Continue to Páirc an Ráithín / Raheen Park. You can park your car at Raheen Park and then choose one of the paths that lead to the spot.
Dublin airport,
49.5km /30.8mi 38mins drive

Dublin is served by DART, which is a coastal train and it is also served by Luas, Dublin’s Light Rail transit system.


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