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Glendalough (Ireland)

Co. Wicklow, IRELAND

Climbs 133 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 200m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
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Guidebooks
Wicklow Rock Climbing Guide (2009)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Girdle Traverse Of Twin ButtressVS  
 FAR WEST BUTTRESS  
3When Gorse Was Man's Best FriendVS 4c  
4Felix InfernumHVS 5b  
5Running BlindHVS 5b  
6Jungle JourneyHS 3c,4b  
7Eden WallHS 4b,4a  
8Garden Of EdenVS 4c,3c 3
9Cracks On The Garden Of EdenVS 4c ***27
10SnakebiteE1 5b 1
11Adam's AppleVD 2
12ArividerciVS 4b 1
13EscapadeE3 6b * 
14Stray DogE1 5b **5
 EXPECTANCY SLAB  
16VariantHS 4b 2
17GeorgiaHS 4b 8
18LassitudeVS 4c *21
19ExpectancyVD 3c ***32
20Adam's RibHS 4b *14
21SolitaireHS 4b 6
 MAIN FACE  
23DeirdreVS 4c,3c **22
24CarolineE4 5c ** 
25Love Never DiesE1 5b  
26FfollyS 3c,4a, 6
27The NestVS 4c,4a,  
28CaliphVS 4c  
29Quartz GullyHS 4b ***49
30Holly Tree ShuntVD 3c,3c 6
31Three In OneVS 4a,3c, 3
32SpéirbheanVS 4c **11
33Prelude-NightmareVS 4c ***61
34VagabondE1 5b,4b, 1
35Scimitar CrackHVS 5a **11
36FanfareVS 4c *5
37Spillikin-Fanfare-SpéirbheanVS 4c ***3
38Spillikin RidgeE3 4c,5c ***10
39BathshebaE5 6b *** 
40The WakeE5 6b *** 
41SarcophagusHVS 5a ***33
42Spillikin AreteE5 6b  
43SoothsayerE5 6a ** 
44The Far SideE4 6a ** 
45Left Wall CrackE1 5b,5b **2
46Great CornerVS 4b,4b, 1
47AphroditeVS 4b,4a, 1
48Caol UisceS 3c,4a,  
49Lag MaraVS 4c  
 ACORN BUTTRESS  
51FriggVD  
52Out On A LimbHVS 5b  
53New BeginningsHVS 5b  
54SlipstreamHVS 5b *6
55AmygdalaHVS 5a 1
56Acorn CrackHS 4b *23
57VortexVS 4c 5
58InfernoS 4a 12
59ProvoVS 4c *43
60Facilis DescensusHS 4b *37
61Revocare GradumS 4a 6
62Dig For FireHVS 5b  
 EAST WING - FOREST LEDGE  
64Autumn LeafE4 6a **1
65Bruce's CornerVS 4c **3
66Elbow RoomHVS 5b  
67Mica WallVD  
68JackeyVS 4c **10
69CeliaVS 4c ***7
70Rock MusicVS 4c,4b 2
71Aisling AreteVS 4c 12
72Concrete WallflowerE1 5b **6
 Climb nameGradex
73LetheVS 4c **13
74Lethe DirectHVS 5b *1
 EAST WING  
76Forest RhapsodyVS 4c,4a, **25
77Photo FinishE2 5c *1
78IfreannE1 4b,5a, * 
79Ifreann DirectHVS 5b ***5
80Ifreann AreteE1 5b ** 
81BoruE1 5b * 
82Ruth's ChimneyS 3c,4a, 3
83Hogh ProfileE2 5c,4c ** 
84SebastianE1 4a,5b ** 
85Hemlock And AfterE4 6b ** 
86Great North RoadE3 3c,5c, ** 
87ContrabrandE3 5c ** 
88Shanghai CornerE3 5c,4a **1
89Rock Island LineE2 4c,6a *1
90Dream Of Fair To Middling WomenE1 4c, 5b * 
91Goulding RouteVS 4c, 4b  
92GracelandE4 6a ** 
93SetantaE1 5b **5
 WITALITY SLAB  
95WimM  
96WigourD  
97WitalityS  
 UPPER CLIFFS  
99SCULPTURESQUEHS 4b,4a  
100LAND'S ENDHS 4b  
101SILENT MOVIEE3 5c,5c ** 
102LIFELINEE4 6a, 5b *** 
103DEADLINESE4 6a  
104Cornish RhapsodyE1 5a,5b, ***6
105CORNELLOWVS 3c,4a,  
106FreebirdHVS 5a,4c, **2
107BLUE MOONE3 5a,6b ** 
108Cuchulainn GrooveHVS 4a,4c **3
109ALIEN'S WAYVS 4b,4c,  
110FISSURE MacUALGAIRGE1 5b * 
111LITTLE EIGERVS 4c  
112ScrambleS  
113HOME GROWERSVS 4c,4b  
114XANTHOSVS 4c  
115HIGH EXPOSUREHVS 5a ** 
 HOBNAIL BUTTRESS  
117WoodsideVS 4c  
118Pyramid RouteHS 3c,4a **9
119ClinkerVD  
120MuggerS 4a 1
121Using Nomadic TypesHS 4b 1
122Hobnail ChimneyHS 3c,4b *7
123SlagVD  
124Twin CracksS 4
125Pine Tree CracksS *8
126Slab And CantileverD 1
127GealarasD  
128Hobnail SlabsHVS 5a 2
129Hobnail GrooveHVS 5b 2
130Hobnail CracksHVS 5b 2
131Coriver YouthVS 4c  
 VALLEY FLOOR BOULDERING  
133Andy's AreteV5 ***5
1342.4 Pascal's sit-startf7B ***2
135The Fin Sit-startf7B ***4
136The Egg SSf7B ***1
137Chillax Leftf7A **3
138The Cherryf7A ***1
139Egg Traversef6B+ 1
140The Nu Railsf6C 5
141Chillaxf6C 8
142B.B.Ef7A 3
143Chuppa Chubf6C+ 2
Access notes
Located about 30 miles (50km) from Dublin City Centre.

Glendalough can be reached by following the Bray by-pass (N/M11), you can also reach the M11 by taking the M50 southbound and its southward continuation as far as Kilmacanogue from where the R755 is followed through Roundwood to Laragh before taking the road westwards into the valley to the car-park just below the Upper Lake. 4 Euro to park for the day at the Upper Car Park(Note Closing Time). Alternatively take St. Kevin's Bus. Take the Miners Path for a 45 minute walk up the valley to the Rockfaces on the North side of the lake. Passed the Old Mining Ruins, to start of zigzag path upwards. Leave the main path, and scramble up the rough track to the faces. Free parking at the Visitor Centre, but a longer 1hr 10min walk in.

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Glendalough is a fantastic spot for climbers of any ability. The multipitch routes on the main face are well protected and fairly easy to follow as well as being fair for the grade. The shorter single pitch routes are fantastic, especially with the abseil points at the top of the twin buttresses. On a good day you can pretty much do all of the routes on one area. The local youth hostel (Glendalough) is close by and good value for money as well as the campsite slightly further away at Roundwood. Both are very busy from May onwards and advance booking may be required. The only drawback on a still, warm day is the MIDGES!!!
Michael Smith - 13/Feb/05