Hen Mountain

Climbs 83 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 302m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
An easily accessible playground of granite tors with some very good slabby routes. A lovely place to climb, though quite exposed and windy.

Most of the climbs on Hen are single pitch, although there are some longer excursions which are no harder than HS. In places it is possible to climb the slabs almost anywhere at a similar grade, so individual routes are not listed. There are also far more problems and short routes than are officially recorded - the place rewards meandering solo.

The rock is generally clean and sound but there is often not much protection to be found (including for belays), so many of the routes tend to get soloed or top roped.

Approach notes
About 20 mins walk-in along the track which leads between Hen Mountain and Rocky Mountain. The uncool landowners strictly forbid dogs.

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

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2AryanS 4a 10
3Paper FriendsVS 4b 7
4Common RouteM 14
5Common AreteM 34
6Jim's JauntVD *50
7The Merry PloughboyVD 53
8UncertaintyD 33
9Bumblebee TunaE3 6a 3
10Crystal MazeE5 6a *2
11High NoonHS 4c 42
12High Noonf4 *13
13Undercut Flakef4+ *4
14Struggle GullyS 4a 11
16Wet PaintHVS 5a 2
17Jump RouteVS 4c 83
18EscalatorD **108
19Escalator DirectS 4a 125
20Elevator Timf5+ 10
21Test PilotE5 6b **3
22The DrainHVS 4c 24
23AsteriskE2 5b **21
24Asterisk Direct StartHVS 4c 2
25Asterisk Right-HandE1 5b 4
26UnforgivenE4 6a * 
27PurgatoryE5 6b 2
28Last RitesE5 6a ** 
29Journey into LifeE3 5c ***4
30Quare CrackE1 5b ***29
31Destination UnknownE2 5b 9
32Yeni GolHS 4a **33
33Dreams of DistanceE2 5c 8
34Whole of the MoonE2 6a 3
35Yeni Gol (Variation A)VS 4b 16
36Yeni Gol (Variation B)VS 4b 15
37The BoulderD 9
38Slanting SlipperVS 4a 5
39Y-Crack LeftHS 4a 14
40Y-Crack RightVS 4b *24
41Travelling TalesE1 5a 6
42FingerbowlS 3c ***45
43East AreteM **52
45Main StreetE1 5c *47
46Little OneE1 5c 7
47King of the MountainsE2 6a **8
48The One They Call the White HairVS 4c 33
49Yak-YakD 29
50SimplicityVD **105
51AtheneVS 4b *47
52Miami DolphinE2 5b *11
53Only Fools and HorsesE4 6a 2
54Ethical BackfireE2 5b ***21
55Ethical Backfire (Direct Finish)E2 5b 1
56LA RaiderE1 5a *15
57LA Raider (Direct Finish)E2 5b 2
58DifficilityVS 5a *66
59Antar MonaE5 6a 3
60Summer's EndE1 5b *29
61AncientcyVD *23
62ModernityVD *39
63TouchdownE1 5c 7
64SuperbowlHVS 5a *11
65Sudden ImpactHVS 5b *11
66The Man with no NameVS 4c 6
67ScissorhandE1 5b 2
69Long ClimbM *9
70JumperD 9
71Farce FoundS 5
72VolcanoVD *29
73SunsetHS 4b **28
74Messing with the KidE2 5b *7
75MorganVD *31
76Last of the Summer WineVS 4b 23
77Keyhole CrackVD *38
78LadderM 17
79Prominent GrooveVD 6
80OsloD 13
82Just Lookf5 *7
83The Groundsmanf7A *1
84The Boys of SummerE1 5c 25
85Cyanide and HappinessE2 5c **3
86The Age of InnocenceHVS 5b 7
87Mosquito Whamf7A **1
88The OutsiderE2 5c 1
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