Climbs 110
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 36
3Munching Mandy
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S 4a 27
4Krammed
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E1 5a 10
5Kram
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VS 4c 41
6Kissing Kerry
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VS 4c 16
7Reeling Rosie
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VS 4c 4
8Not the Sea
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VS 4c 2
9New Decayed
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S 4a **95
10Left Arete
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E2 5c *6
 First Corner Buttress 
12Tyro
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VD *107
13North Wall
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S 3c *75
14First CornerHS 4b **121
15Edge On
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E3 6b **8
16Meat Grinder
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E2 5c ***49
17Salami Rushdie
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E4 6b * 
18The Great Treacle Sponge Robbery
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E1 5b **29
19The Great Treacle Sponge Robbery Direct Start
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E3 6a *1
20Dot to Dot
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E3 5c **1
21OverdueE2 5c **66
22Just in TimeE4 6a  
23Dot's DelightHVS 4c ***71
24Dot's DirectE1 5a *12
25Physical GraffitiE2 6a *5
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 **10
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 *5
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 ***86
41AutocratE3 5c ***2
42Glass Onion
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E4 6a ** 
43AristocratE1 5b ***56
44Purple HazeE2 5b **6
45Abdication
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E3 5c  
46Joyride
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E5 6a ** 
47Primitive Dance
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E1 5b *4
48Black Window
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E3 6a * 
49Control Zone
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E5 6b * 
50Graffiti Limbo
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E4 6a ***3
51Achilles
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E2 5c **3
52Short, Sharp, Shocked
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E4 6b **5
53Second Corner Wall
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E1 5b *2
54Zakopane
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E1 5b  
55Cumulus
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VS 4c 9
56The Dude Abides
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E1 5b *4
57Sound of SilenceVS 4c 1
58The Gumbo Variations
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HVS 5a *11
59Gumbo Traverse
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VS 4b ** 
60"Blink-"
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VS 5a 1
 Third Corner Buttress 
62Call Up
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HVS 5a 1
63Demob
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HS 4a *7
64Transistor
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HS 4b 2
65Agag's WallVS 4b ***105
66Pillar VariantS 4a ***156
67DemocratVS 5a *19
68Burning Hope
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HVS 5b *14
69Third Corner
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HS 4b *23
70Trog's Trot
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VS 4b 4
71Ways of Escape
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E1 5c *10
72Cracking Up
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VS 4b 8
73Sundowner
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E1 5c *10
74Dark Side of the Moon
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E1 5b **22
75Fox's Tiers
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VS 5a *11
76Fox's Brush
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HS 4b 5
77Ridicule Wall
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HVS 5a 2
78Stoker
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D 2
79Fairy
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S 3c 5
 Fourth Corner Buttress 
81Too Late to Fly the FlagE2 5b 2
82Fourth Corner
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D 25
83Elvis
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E3 6a 11
84Brewer's GloomS 4a ***75
85Brewer's Droop
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S 4b *7
86Brewer's Corner
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E1 5c 14
87Given to FlyE3 6a **2
88Praxis
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E1 5b **6
89No Highway
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E2 5c **9
90Swing LowE1 5b ***31
91Route 66
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E3 6a  
92Pressure Point
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E6 6c *** 
93Cartilage
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VS 4b *11
94Yukon
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VS 4c *11
95Eureka
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HVS 5a *3
96The Far Country
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E2 5b *2
97The Uncouth Roof
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VS 4c  
 East Face 
99The French Connection
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E5 6b  
100Les Jeunes Filles en Jupes d'EteE2 5b ***37
101A Winter's Tale
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E3 6a ***2
102Infidels Direct Start
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E5 6a ***1
103Infidels
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E4 6a ***2
104The 5th Ape
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E5 6a ***18
105Prime Mate
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E7 6c *** 
106Sleezy Lover
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E8 6c *** 
107Easy Lover
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E7 6c ***1
108Freshly Baked
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E7 6b *** 
109The Dark Crystal
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E7 6c *** 
110Rokkenjager
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E7 6c ***1
111Skelator
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E4 6b * 
112Old Bones and Echoes
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E3 6a  
113Crack of Doom
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E2 5b * 
114Thirteen Stone Weakling
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E2 5b 1
115Fat Boy Slime
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E5 6a  
116The Noise of Time *HS 4b 1
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