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Upper Cove

Co. Down, IRELAND

Climbs 73 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 627m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Less continuous than its lower neighbour, Upper Cove nevertheless offers a selection of very good routes across a line of south-facing buttresses. Like Slieve Beg, it suffers unjustified neglect because of its comparatively lengthy approach.

Access notes
Allow 1.5 hrs to walk in up the Annalong Valley.

Weather forecast

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0.1mm rain
Mainly cloudy
17 °C
16 kph

0.1mm rain
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16 °C
14 kph

0.0mm rain
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15 °C
23 kph

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12 °C
16 kph

0.0mm rain
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14 °C
8 kph
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Guidebooks
Rock Climbs in the Mourne Mountains (2010), A Rock Climbing Guide to the Mournes (1998)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Upper Cove IcefallIV 4  
 CITY LIGHTS BUTTRESS  
3RecessionVS 4b  
4StaircaseVD 8
5The Bright SideVS 4b  
6City LightsVS 4b * 
7The Big SmokeVD 1
 TORCH BUTTRESS  
9Carrying a TorchHVS 5a  
 SIERRA BUTTRESS  
11High SierraE2 5c ** 
 SHINBONE BUTTRESS  
13More Letters than MovesS 3c  
14GilbertS 3c  
15SullivanVD  
16BOFS 4a  
17Frantic BasketHS 4b *1
18Finger FreezeHS 4b 2
19ShinboneVD  
20CentrefoldE1 5b **2
21Wings of DesireE2 5c ** 
 JUNIPER BUTTRESS  
23Les Begs d'OragesS  
24Just EricS 1
25HysteriaE1 5b  
26Hobo HeartHS 1
27LysteriaVS 4b 1
28Pointless AreteHVS 5a  
29Wine VictimVS 4c  
30Apathy LeagueHVS 5a  
31The GeekVS 4c  
32Juniper RidgeVD  
 NOSECONE BUTTRESS  
34Nose ConeVD  
35TrichotomyD  
 CONGOR BUTTRESS  
37White IndianHS 4b **1
38VenusVS 4b 1
39TishVD  
40Dad's RouteVD **1
41Enterprise UlsterHS 4b  
42Warp FactorS 3c  
43Captain's LogS 1
 Climb nameGradex
44Congor CrackVD 1
 TAPESTRY BUTTRESS  
46TouchVS 4c 1
47TapestryHS 4b 2
48Roughing ItHVS 5a  
49Class StruggleHVS 5a ** 
50Lost ProvinceVS 4c 1
51Roisin RouletteHS 4b 1
52PendulumS 3c  
53StrongarmS 3c 1
 DROP OFF BUTTRESS  
55Clover CornerVD  
56ShamrockD 1
57Drop OffVD 2
58JawsVD 2
 FOX'S CRAG  
60Little UmbrellasHS 4a 1
61Shark's NoseD **7
62The TiddlerVD 2
63Winding StairS 4a *4
64Comic ReliefHVS 5a *4
65The BrucerVS 4b **3
66Needles Eye GullyD **1
67Blow in the PoE2 5b ** 
68RevisionistVS 4c **1
69Liberal ThinkerE2 5c ** 
70No Rest for the WickedE5 6a *** 
71St MawrE1 5b **2
72Socialist SlantVS 4c *3
73Midsummer MadnessVD **5
74Edge of DarknessVS 5a *1
75GorgonE2 5c ** 
76IcarusHVS 5a *1
77EphiphoneVS 4c  
78IsisHVS 5a  
 EAST FACE  
80Sky Pye GullyI/II 1
81Easy GullyI  
 NORTH FACE  
83Wish You Were HereS 3c  
84Wuthering HeightsS 4a  
 WESTERN SLOPE  
86Up YoursVD 1
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