Bullock Harbour (Dublin)
1 min / m.a.s.l. / North, East
The rocks east of Bullock Harbour (GR O 263 277) have a good few boulder problems, deep-water solos and routes. The climbing style is a contrast to the granite of nearby Dalkey Quarry, with flared vertical cracks and juggy horizontal breaks of rough granite. A lot of the climbing feels more like soloing than bouldering and it can be committing and dangerous.
"Lán Mara", "The Big Layback", "Toss The Feathers", "The Arete", "The Barrel Traverse" and "Reardon’s Roof" are especially worth seeking out.
Access to some of the climbing is affected by the tide. On a windy day the spray can wet the rock but a light breeze will dry it quickly. The best time to visit is just after low tide but there is plenty of climbing to be done at high tide.
From Dalkey DART station it’s a 15 minute walk to Bullock. Go down the hill from the Dart Station onto Sorrento Road, turn right onto Convent Road which leads to Harbour Road and the harbour.
Travelling from Dun Laoghaire, pass Glasthule and Sandycove, take a turn left just before Bullock Castle, walk to the end of the pier and go through the gateway.