Climbs 40 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 553m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Doan is a picturesque little summit in the heart of the Mournes. The climbing is mainly on discontinuous slabs and buttresses on the south face. There are also short crags just below the summit offering easy routes and technical bouldering.

Approach notes
Head along the Ott Mountain Track to the Slieve Lough Shannagh/Carn Mountain col and contour round above Lough Shannagh (1 hour).

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Practice CrackD 3
2Silent SongS 3c 1
3The Secret of the Golden FlowerE4 5c  
4The Elephant's EarVS 4c *3
51894VD *2
6Bravo CapitanE2 5c * 
7Small Blue ThingVS 4c 1
8Fag EndHS 4a **2
9BolderdashHVS 5a *1
10Bolderdash Left-Hand FinishE1 5c  
11Leaning CrackVD  
12RockafellaS 4b 2
13Security CheckHS 4b 4
14Mawhinney's BirthdayE1 5b *1
15Stop Making SenseE1 5c *1
16Rough TradeE1 5b *1
17Rough Trade (Direct Finish)E1 5b * 
18UndertowVS 4c  
19Doan summitsummit  
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A nice isolated setting if fairly obscure. 'Fag End' is deceptively good and some of the other routes look reasonable too, but the approach and descent are unpleasantly steep and prickly!
Andy Moles - 23/Jan/10