Bearnagh Slabs

Climbs 22 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 546m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
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.

Access notes
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.

Guidebooks
Rock Climbs in the Mourne Mountains (2010), A Rock Climbing Guide to the Mournes (1998)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
1DirectissimaS 4a
2Frockan's RouteD
3ZenE1 5b *
4Crooked ChimneyHS 4b ***
5Crooked ChimneyIII 5
6Grand CentralVD **
7Grand CentralIII 5
8InnocenceE2 5c **
9Peter de BernacVS 4b **
10North Wall ClimbVD
11High AnxietyE2 5b **
12Buttercup SummersE3 5b *
13HypothesisS 4a **
14CrescentVS 4b *
15CrescentIV 6
16Yosemite DaysS 4a
17Greased LightningVD
18Apocalypse NowVD
19Girdle TraverseHS 4a
20Rachel's RouteHVS 5a
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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