Lower Cove

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

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!

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

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
2Half CornerVS 4b
3Munching MandyS 4a
4KrammedE1 5a
5KramVS 4c
6Kissing KerryVS 4c
7Reeling RosieVS 4c
8Not the SeaVS 4c
9New DecayedS 4a **
10Left AreteE2 5c *
12TyroVD *
13North WallS 3c *
14First CornerHS 4b **
15Edge OnE3 6b **
16Meat GrinderE2 5c ***
17Salami RushdieE4 6b *
18The Great Treacle Sponge RobberyE1 5b **
19The Great Treacle Sponge Robbery Direct StartE3 6a *
20Dot to DotE3 5c **
21OverdueE2 5c **
22Just in TimeE4 6a
23Dot's DelightHVS 4c ***
24Dot's DirectE1 5a *
25Physical GraffitiE2 6a *
26Altered ImageE3 6a *
27Dot's Very DirectE4 6a **
28Wee MarkHVS 5a
29Gun CrazyE2 5c
30ChoicesE5 6a **
31Crystal GrindingE5 6a *
32WatersignE2 5c **
33Liquid CoolE2 5c ***
34The We'anE1 5a
35Fair Play to MooneyE2 5c *
36MayaE3 5c *
37The Water MarginD
39The Arkansas ChugabugE2 6a
40GynocratHVS 5a ***
41AutocratE3 5c ***
42Glass OnionE4 6a **
43AristocratE1 5b ***
44Purple HazeE2 5b **
45AbdicationE3 5c
46JoyrideE5 6a **
47Primitive DanceE1 5b *
48Black WindowE3 6a *
49Control ZoneE5 6b *
50Graffiti LimboE4 6a ***
51AchillesE2 5c **
52Short, Sharp, ShockedE4 6b **
53Second Corner WallE1 5b *
54ZakopaneE1 5b
55CumulusVS 4c
56The Dude AbidesE1 5b *
57The Gumbo VariationsHVS 5a *
58Gumbo TraverseVS 4b **
59"Blink-"VS 5a
61Call UpHVS 5a
62DemobHS 4a *
63TransistorHS 4b
64Agag's WallVS 4b ***
65Pillar VariantS 4a ***
66DemocratVS 5a *
67Burning HopeHVS 5b *
68Third CornerHS 4b *
69Trog's TrotVS 4b
70Ways of EscapeE1 5c *
71Cracking UpVS 4b
72SundownerE1 5c *
73Dark Side of the MoonE1 5b **
74Fox's TiersVS 5a *
75Fox's BrushHS 4b
76Ridicule WallHVS 5a
78FairyS 3c
80Too Late to Fly the FlagE2 5b
81Fourth CornerD
82ElvisE3 6a
83Brewer's GloomS 4a ***
84Brewer's DroopS 4b *
85Brewer's CornerE1 5c
86PraxisE1 5b **
87No HighwayE2 5c **
88Swing LowE1 5b ***
89Route 66E3 6a
90Pressure PointE6 6c ***
91CartilageVS 4b *
92YukonVS 4c *
93EurekaHVS 5a *
94The Far CountryE2 5b *
95The Uncouth RoofVS 4c
97The French ConnectionE5 6b
98Les Jeunes Filles en Jupes d'EteE2 5b ***
99A Winter's TaleE3 6a ***
100Infidels Direct StartE5 6a ***
101InfidelsE4 6a ***
102The 5th ApeE5 6a ***
103Prime MateE7 6c ***
104Sleezy LoverE8 6c ***
105Easy LoverE7 6c ***
106Freshly BakedE7 6b ***
107The Dark CrystalE7 6c ***
108RokkenjagerE7 6c ***
109SkelatorE4 6b *
110Old Bones and EchoesE3 6a
111Crack of DoomE2 5b *
112Thirteen Stone WeaklingE2 5b
113Fat Boy SlimeE5 6a
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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