Rock Climbing, Abseiling & Canyoning

A Feather in the West | Climbing New Routes In Ireland

Film follows an all-Irish climbing team as they look to set new routes on the northern coast

Images: Matt Pycroft

“Yeah, he’s just a bloody good bloke.” These are usually my thoughts after watching another Attenborough documentary or hearing anything come out of Bill Gate’s mouth. They were also my thoughts after tuning into the premier of Coldhouse Collective’s most recent climbing film ‘A Feather in the West’ and hearing the passion from Irish based climber, Iain Miller, towards developing his local climbing scene.

“Chubby balding middle aged guy that occasionally goes climbing”

A Feather in the West follows a team of four talented Irish climbers; Chloe Condron, Kevin Kilroy, Michelle O’Loughlin and Conor McGovern as they travel to the small island of Owey, on the northern coast of Ireland. During their travels, they find some of the most aesthetically pleasing, pristine condition, unclimbed rock.

During their trip, they spend time with Iain (aka the “good bloke”). Iain is a self-proclaimed “chubby balding middle aged guy that occasionally goes climbing,” who has helped develop the climbing scene in the region with the publication of his guidebooks. We’ll let you tuck into the film above, but it’s great to hear Iain’s passion for climbing in the region – and why wouldn’t you be stoked, with climbing like that on your front door?

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