Fairhead 2017 Meet
- Monday 10th August 2020 at 5.33am
July 18th; 2017
The annual Fair Head meet – held this year June 2nd -4th - is one of the UK's ‘should attend’ climbing festivals of the year. This year’s event, the ninth,was sponsored by RAB. Sadly, the meet was somewhat threatened by bad weather but those that made the trek over to Ireland were rounded rewarded not only by great climbing but also by good company as well.
Fair Head Meet 2017. Photo RAB Website
Originally started to boost awareness of climbing at Fair Head, the annual meet has done that and more besides. Last year’s star guest was Alex Honnold who impressed everyone with his characteristically cool, calm and collected solo of The Complete Scream (E8). This year it was the turn of WideBoyz and RAB sponsored athlete, Tom Randall. By all accounts Tom regaled those gathered with tales of dastardly crack climbs.
Head-line speaker and RAB sponsored athlete, Tom Randall in action at Fair Head. Photo RAB Website
The inclement weather put some folks of travelling. Those that went just ‘got on with it’ although there have been reports filtering back through the airways that a number of folks got totally drenched at times. For a full report, by one of the original meet organisers, Paul Swail, click through here to the RAB website.