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Pigeon Rock

Co. Down, IRELAND

Climbs 59 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 430m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
Along with Hen, a short approach (10-15 mins) makes Pigeon one of the most popular of the Mourne crags.

Masses of vegetation cover much of the crag but cleaning in some areas has freed a number of very good routes. The left-hand buttress is less frequented but has some decent multi-pitch routes, while the right-hand buttress offers mostly single pitches to in-situ abseil points. Class Distinction is one of the best Severes in the Mournes, while Phantoms is an excellent E1. The shale tower high above the right-hand buttress is known as Pog Precipice.

Weather forecast

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0.8mm rain
Mainly cloudy
16 °C
18 kph

3.3mm rain
Mainly cloudy
16 °C
15 kph

0.6mm rain
Mainly cloudy
17 °C
21 kph

4.6mm rain
Cloudy
16 °C
15 kph

1.4mm rain
Mainly cloudy
16 °C
14 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
 LEFT HAND BUTTRESS  
2The ThingHVS 4b 1
3The FlyE2 5b * 
4VirgoVS 4c ***31
5ExtrasolarE1 5b **1
6B SpecialE2 5c **2
7Lunar WallE1 5b *8
8Penny BlackE2 5c ***5
9X-RayE5 6a **1
10PlaytexE1 5b **1
11GeraldineE4 6a * 
12Living Life to the MattE5 6b  
13Black WidowHS 4b  
14TaurusHVS 4c *4
15Summer SolsticeVS 4c *12
16SupermoonHVS 5a 1
17Spirit of Creeping CynicismE2 5c  
18Sadistic FairyE1 5b  
19PilfreyHS 4b 1
 RIGHT HAND BUTTRESS  
21VelocetteS 4a 1
22Rosa ParksE1 5b *17
23Class DistinctionS 4a ***140
24Rainbow WarriorVS 4b **60
25Faerie FlightS 4a *52
26Pi R SquaredS 3c 90
27Nuclear WheelbarrowHS 4b *63
28PillageHS 4b 11
29Pillage DirectE1 5b *15
30FalconHS 4b ***50
 Climb nameGradex
31Falcon DirectVS 4c **30
32Hangman's BreakE3 6a  
33CoccyxHS 4b *9
34Motor Cycle Black Madonna Two Wheeled Gypsy QueenHS 4b 12
35Back PassageE2 5c *4
36Downbound TrainE2 5c 4
37Yellow Brick RoadE1 5b **21
38AsphyxiationVS 4b 8
39Strangle HoldE1 5b 2
40Unsuspended AnimationE4 6a * 
41PhantomsE1 5b ***50
42CitroenHVS 4c **33
43Castrol RE1 5b *44
44GTXHVS 5b *6
45DieselE2 5c 6
46SidewinderE1 5b 1
 POG PRECIPICE  
48ScorpionHS  
49The GiftHS  
50HoneybunchHVS 5b * 
51In a Lonely PlaceE3 5c **1
52Sunshine CornerHVS 5a * 
53TealeafHVS 5b *1
54The PledgeE2 5c * 
55ResuscitationS 1
56Exit StrategyE1 5c  
57EnneirdaHS  
 FAR RIGHT BUTTRESS  
59NauseaVS 4b  
60Sugar Plumb FairyS 4a 2
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