Climbs 108
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 429m a.s.l
Faces S

Paul Swail on Liquid Cool, E2 5c, Lower Cove © Hillerscapes

Crag features

The extensive buttresses of Lower Cove are among the steepest and best in the Mournes, better and more continuous than they appear from a distance, with excellent routes at every grade from Severe to E8. Mostly single pitch (15-45m).

Don't miss out on the entertaining cave scramble!

Approach notes

A relatively flat walk in along the Annalong Valley (1hr).

This is a great crag thats got something on offer for everyone. My favourite route is the Gumbo Variation (HVS 5a,4b,4a) which I did with my crazy french/peruvian/alcoholic friend seb. Other routes worth doing include the classic Pillar Variant and the one just to the right of it (tight squeeze for most people.)
Conor Mc Dermott - 11/Oct/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Far-left buttresses 
2Half Corner
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VS 4b 35
3Munching Mandy
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S 4a 18
4Krammed
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E1 5a 5
5Kram
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VS 4c 33
6Kissing Kerry
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VS 4c 14
7Reeling Rosie
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VS 4c 3
8Not the Sea
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VS 4c 2
9New Decayed
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S 4a **83
10Left Arete
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E2 5c *4
 First Corner Buttress 
12Tyro
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VD *95
13North Wall
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S 3c *64
14First CornerHS 4b **104
15Edge On
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E3 6b **5
16Meat Grinder
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E2 5c ***32
17Salami Rushdie
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E4 6b * 
18The Great Treacle Sponge Robbery
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E1 5b **19
19The Great Treacle Sponge Robbery Direct Start
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E3 6a * 
20Dot to Dot
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E3 5c ** 
21OverdueE2 5c **43
22Just in TimeE4 6a  
23Dot's DelightHVS 4c ***56
24Dot's DirectE1 5a *9
25Physical GraffitiE2 6a *3
26Altered Image
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E3 6a *1
27Dot's Very DirectE4 6a **1
28Wee Mark
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HVS 5a 6
29Gun Crazy
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E2 5c  
30Choices
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E5 6a ** 
31Crystal Grinding
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E5 6a * 
32Watersign
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E2 5c **4
33Liquid CoolE2 5c *** 
34The We'an
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E1 5a 1
35Fair Play to Mooney
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E2 5c *1
36Maya
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E3 5c *1
37The Water Margin
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D 1
 Second Corner Buttress 
39The Arkansas Chugabug
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E2 6a  
40Gynocrat
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HVS 5a ***68
41AutocratE3 5c ***2
42Glass Onion
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E4 6a ** 
43AristocratE1 5b ***34
44Purple HazeE2 5b **5
45Abdication
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E3 5c  
46Joyride
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E5 6a ** 
47Primitive Dance
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E1 5b *3
48Black Window
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E3 6a * 
49Control Zone
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E5 6b * 
50Graffiti Limbo
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E4 6a *** 
51Achilles
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E2 5c **1
52Short, Sharp, Shocked
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E4 6b ** 
53Second Corner Wall
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E1 5b *2
54Zakopane
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E1 5b  
55Cumulus
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VS 4c 8
56The Dude Abides
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E1 5b *3
57The Gumbo Variations
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HVS 5a *10
58Gumbo Traverse
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VS 4b ** 
59"Blink-"
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VS 5a 1
 Third Corner Buttress 
61Call Up
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HVS 5a 1
62Demob
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HS 4a *7
63Transistor
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HS 4b 2
64Agag's WallVS 4b ***78
65Pillar VariantS 4a ***139
66DemocratVS 5a *15
67Burning Hope
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HVS 5b *11
68Third Corner
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HS 4b *21
69Trog's Trot
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VS 4b 2
70Ways of Escape
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E1 5c *9
71Cracking Up
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VS 4b 6
72Sundowner
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E1 5c *8
73Dark Side of the Moon
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E1 5b **22
74Fox's Tiers
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VS 5a *11
75Fox's Brush
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HS 4b 4
76Ridicule Wall
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HVS 5a 2
77Stoker
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D 2
78Fairy
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S 3c 5
 Fourth Corner Buttress 
80Too Late to Fly the FlagE2 5b  
81Fourth Corner
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D 23
82Elvis
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E3 6a 2
83Brewer's GloomS 4a ***65
84Brewer's Droop
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S 4b *7
85Brewer's Corner
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E1 5c 14
86Given to FlyE3 6a **2
87Praxis
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E1 5b **6
88No Highway
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E2 5c **6
89Swing LowE1 5b ***29
90Route 66
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E3 6a  
91Pressure Point
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E6 6c *** 
92Cartilage
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VS 4b *11
93Yukon
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VS 4c *10
94Eureka
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HVS 5a *3
95The Far Country
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E2 5b *2
96The Uncouth Roof
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VS 4c  
 East Face 
98The French Connection
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E5 6b  
99Les Jeunes Filles en Jupes d'EteE2 5b ***21
100A Winter's Tale
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E3 6a ***2
101Infidels Direct Start
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E5 6a ***1
102Infidels
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E4 6a ***1
103The 5th Ape
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E5 6a ***5
104Prime Mate
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E7 6c *** 
105Sleezy Lover
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E8 6c *** 
106Easy Lover
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E7 6c ***1
107Freshly Baked
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E7 6b *** 
108The Dark Crystal
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E7 6c *** 
109Rokkenjager
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E7 6c *** 
110Skelator
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E4 6b * 
111Old Bones and Echoes
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E3 6a  
112Crack of Doom
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E2 5b * 
113Thirteen Stone Weakling
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E2 5b 1
114Fat Boy Slime
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E5 6a  

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