Bearnagh Slabs Co. Down, IRELAND
Climbs 22 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 546m a.s.l – Faces N
The slabs offer mainly routes at the easier end of the scale, on good rock with renowned Mourne friction (between more vegetated sections that is). Mainly multi-pitch of around 80m. There is also opportunity for good entertainment in winter conditions.
Follow Trassey Track to the old quarry on the side of Slieve Bernagh. From here take the right branch leading to the col between Slieve Bearnagh and Slieve Meelmore. The slabs are at the col, an hour from Trassey Car Park.
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Just to confirm what my friend Conor has said, it is a slab climbers dream. The friction is unbelieveable and many of the routes can be done even when damp. Route finding through the overlaps can be fun for the inexperienced. It is northerly facing so it doesnt dry the fastest after rain and doesnt get the sun until around 1400-1500.|
Michael Smith - 13/Feb/05
This place is every slab climbers dream.
Favourite climb:Crooked Chimney HS although the crack before the chimney can be interesting.
Conor Mc Dermott - 21/Apr/03