VERY LARGE SEA CLIFFS
on the western edge of Ireland
don't fall off now!
The cliffs are very famous and were used in the
film The Princess Bride as The Cliffs of Insanity.
They are mostly made of shale and I was there
yesterday for the first time. You can walk all along the coast from Lahinch to Doolin
and the cliffs rise from the sea in the middle of the walk
to a height of almost 200 m. The walk would take
about five or six hours. The path is known
locally as suicide walk.
Alternativly you can drive to the car park on top of the cliffs
and pay two pounds for parking, hop out and have a look.
Amazing, breezy, very exposed. There are a large number of sea birds nesting on the cliffs and the Atlantic
breaks with some fair force against the bottom of them.
If you do make the walk there are a host
of amazing features around the smaller cliffs away from the main face including Zawns, blow holes
and large sea caves. There are spots ideal for
I believe that four climbs have been recorded up the main
face of the cliffs but these routes are highly unrecomended
as much of the rock is very loose. There is far better
climbing furthur along the coast at Alladie.
A few years agaon two people were killed whilst trying to
absail down the cliffs for charity. The rock they had tied their rope to collapsed on top of them.