Annalecka Buttress

Climbs 10 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 230m a.s.l – Faces ?

Crag features
This small buttress is only two or three minutes walk from the road. Although short, each route presents its own difficulties. Protection is mostly good apart from one or two routes which require confidence. The rock is a very rough granite with a high volume of quartz. Seamus Crowley discovered the area back in 2005 and developed some bouldering problems. Dave Flanagans "Bouldering in Ireland" has a couple of pages dedicated to the problems to be found here. There's potential for maybe one or two more routes here but they are high in the grade and unprotected.

Access notes
Coming from Laragh take the R756 over Wicklow Gap and descend down the western side. Park on the left hand side just before the bridge for Annalecka Brook with white railings.

Walk up the track until you see a St Kevin's Way signpost. Continue to follow the track around to the right for a about fifty meters. The buttress is down on the left hand side.

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1Picnic BasketVS 4c 3
2BeckyHVS 5a 2
3ShannonVS 4c 1
4Sixteen MississippiHS 4b 2
5Shush Your MouthS 4a 1
6MudhammerS 4a 1
7So Does Straight OnVS 4c 1
8So Sideways WorksS 4a 2
9There's always a firstVS 4c 1
10Pesto SpecialHS 4b  
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Note: These routes may or may not have been climbed in the past. Please see http://irishmountaineeringclub.org/index.php?option=com_loudmouth&Itemid=&task=topic&id=4348 and http://forum.climbing.ie/index.php/topic,4952.0.html
Terrance Glancy - 03/Apr/12
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