Climbs 50
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 150m a.s.l
Faces NW

Ireland - Burren 3 © Tom Tindale

Crag features

The Climbing

Although short, the routes are generally on solid rock with good gear placements. Skull slab is probably one of the best v diffs you'll find in the country. Looking at the crag from the road, the far left side has three short recorded climbs. The most prominent feature is Skull Buttress where the best climbing is to be found. The routes have been originally named based on features on the rock likened to the parts of a skull and hence the slightly morbid names! 200m to the right of Skull Buttress there is a small slab with some pleasant routes.

[More details welcome - UKC Ed]

Approach notes

10 mins walk from upper car park at Ailwee Cave. just south of Ballyvaughan village

Note: the crag is on private property.

The map is wrong - that's Mayo, the Burren is in Clare!
RKernan - 30/May/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Eustachian Tube
S *4
2EurekaHS *6
3Skull SlabVD ***19
4Skull Slab-bHVS 5a 2
5Left Cheek
S 4
6MaydayVS 4c **7
7Skull's Ear
D *4
HS *5
S *6
VS *5
11Poetic Majesty
VS *6
12SunbaneE1 5c *1
13FollyerupperHVS 5a *2
14Demon DimHVS 5a **2
VD 2
S 2
18De Gaulle
MS 2
S 1
20Saints and Sinners
S 1

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