Glendalough (Ireland)

Climbs 134 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 200m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
See http://wiki.climbing.ie/index.php/Glendalough

for more details.

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.

Guidebooks
Wicklow Rock Climbing Guide (2009)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
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
9Cracks On The Garden Of EdenVS 4c ***
10SnakebiteE1 5b
11Adam's AppleVD
12ArividerciVS 4b
13EscapadeE3 6b *
14Stray DogE1 5b **
 EXPECTANCY SLAB 
16VariantHS 4b
17GeorgiaHS 4b
18LassitudeVS 4c *
19ExpectancyVD 3c ***
20Adam's RibHS 4b *
21SolitaireHS 4b
 MAIN FACE 
23DeirdreVS 4c,3c **
24CarolineE4 5c **
25Love Never DiesE1 5b
26FfollyS 3c,4a,
27The NestVS 4c,4a,
28CaliphVS 4c
29Quartz GullyHS 4b ***
30Holly Tree ShuntVD 3c,3c
31Three In OneVS 4a,3c,
32Prelude-SpéirbheanVS 4c **
33Prelude-NightmareVS 4c ***
34VagabondE1 5b,4b,
35Scimitar CrackHVS 5a **
36FanfareVS 4c *
37Spillikin-Fanfare-SpéirbheanVS 4c ***
38Spillikin-Fanfare-NightmareVS 4c ***
39Spillikin RidgeE3 4c,5c ***
40BathshebaE5 6b ***
41The WakeE5 6b ***
42SarcophagusHVS 5a ***
43Spillikin AreteE5 6b
44SoothsayerE5 6a **
45The Far SideE4 6a **
46Left Wall CrackE1 5b,5b **
47Great CornerVS 4b,4b,
48AphroditeVS 4b,4a,
49Caol UisceS 3c,4a,
50Lag MaraVS 4c
 ACORN BUTTRESS 
52FriggVD
53Out On A LimbHVS 5b
54New BeginningsHVS 5b
55SlipstreamHVS 5b *
56AmygdalaHVS 5a
57Acorn CrackHS 4b *
58VortexVS 4c
59InfernoS 4a
60ProvoVS 4c *
61Facilis DescensusHS 4b *
62Revocare GradumS 4a
63Dig For FireHVS 5b
 EAST WING - FOREST LEDGE 
65Autumn LeafE4 6a **
66Bruce's CornerVS 4c **
67Elbow RoomHVS 5b
68Mica WallVD
69JackeyVS 4c **
70CeliaVS 4c ***
71Rock MusicVS 4c,4b
72Aisling AreteVS 4c
73Concrete WallflowerE1 5b **
74LetheVS 4c **
75Lethe DirectHVS 5b *
 EAST WING 
77Forest RhapsodyVS 4c,4a, **
78Photo FinishE2 5c *
79IfreannE1 4b,5a, *
80Ifreann DirectHVS 5b ***
81Ifreann AreteE1 5b **
82BoruE1 5b *
83Ruth's ChimneyS 3c,4a,
84Hogh ProfileE2 5c,4c **
85SebastianE1 4a,5b **
86Hemlock And AfterE4 6b **
87Great North RoadE3 3c,5c, **
88ContrabrandE3 5c **
89Shanghai CornerE3 5c,4a **
90Rock Island LineE2 4c,6a *
91Dream Of Fair To Middling WomenE1 4c, 5b *
92Goulding RouteVS 4c, 4b
93GracelandE4 6a **
94SetantaE1 5b **
 WITALITY SLAB 
96WimM
97WigourD
98WitalityS
 UPPER CLIFFS 
100SCULPTURESQUEHS 4b,4a
101LAND'S ENDHS 4b
102SILENT MOVIEE3 5c,5c **
103LIFELINEE4 6a, 5b ***
104DEADLINESE4 6a
105Cornish RhapsodyE1 5a,5b, ***
106CORNELLOWVS 3c,4a,
107FreebirdHVS 5a,4c, **
108BLUE MOONE3 5a,6b **
109Cuchulainn GrooveHVS 4a,4c **
110ALIEN'S WAYVS 4b,4c,
111FISSURE MacUALGAIRGE1 5b *
112LITTLE EIGERVS 4c
113ScrambleS
114HOME GROWERSVS 4c,4b
115XANTHOSVS 4c
116HIGH EXPOSUREHVS 5a **
 HOBNAIL BUTTRESS 
118WoodsideVS 4c
119Pyramid RouteHS 3c,4a **
120ClinkerVD
121MuggerS 4a
122Using Nomadic TypesHS 4b
123Hobnail ChimneyHS 3c,4b *
124SlagVD
125Twin CracksS
126Pine Tree CracksS *
127Slab And CantileverD
128GealarasD
129Hobnail SlabsHVS 5a
130Hobnail GrooveHVS 5b
131Hobnail CracksHVS 5b
132Coriver YouthVS 4c
 VALLEY FLOOR BOULDERING 
134Andy's AreteV5 ***
1352.4 Pascal's sit-startf7B ***
136The Fin Sit-startf7B ***
137The Egg SSf7B ***
138Chillax Leftf7A **
139The Cherryf7A ***
140Egg Traversef6B+
141The Nu Railsf6C
142Chillaxf6C
143B.B.Ef7A
144Chuppa Chubf6C+
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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
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