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P McHugh, S Billane Jun/1970

Ticklists: Ireland 3 Star E1-E2.

James Mulhall 16/Jul AltLd O/S

Lead the second pitch. ***

Seán McLoughlin 16/Jul AltLd O/S
with James Mulhall
DaveWhite13 02/Jul Lead O/S

Nic P1. P2 me. Brilliant jamming on the 2nd pitch

with Nic Marriott
Paul Collins 14/Jun AltLd rpt
with Brian Bateson
masa-alpin 07/Jun AltLd rpt

Tom lead P1, and I, P2(+P3), finishing the final lay-back crack direct.

Anti-faff 07/Jun AltLd O/S

Classy route done in perfect weather.

with Masa
Dave Lyon 06/Jun Lead
with Brian Seery
CaelanB 03/Jun AltLd O/S
with ben gibson
annihuovinen 03/Jun AltLd dog

I started on the 2nd pitch, and half way up it started raining. Went on a while, until the widest part of the crack. It was so wet, that any jams were not working, so I had to start pulling on gear and aiding up. Learned at least how to get out of such a situation. Super climb - need to go back when its dry...

with Eoin
kylos8048 06/May Lead O/S

P1 HS climbing apart from 1 tricky crux 5a move P2 More traditional sustained fh style. Hard HVS / Easy E1

joeruckus 22/Apr Lead

First Fair Head E1 lead. HYPED.

with David McKeown
Saul Calvert 15/Apr AltLd O/S
Rory_Cummings_NI 15/Apr AltLd O/S
with Saul
GOS 08/Apr AltLd rpt

GC p1 GOS p2; loads of gear potential - bring large cams for upper crack esp 2x #4 if possible

Hidden 08/Apr AltLd rpt
Hidden 23/Sep/16 AltLd rpt
beckycoles 24/Aug/16 AltLd
with Si
Si 24/Aug/16 AltLd

And Emma

adagiono1 19/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Anna's first visit to Fairhead = mind blown!!

with Anna
Hugh Irving 11/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Lead the second pitch in windy conditions. Wild!

with George
George Ponsonby 11/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Hugh
Hidden 18/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
masa-alpin 08/Jun/16 2nd rpt

Andrew lead.

max_dickens 08/Jun/16 AltLd dnf
with ScottyG
Hidden 08/Jun/16 AltLd dnf
planetmarshall 08/Jun/16 Lead O/S

First pitch a bit green. Otherwise excellent. Low in the grade, probably HVS.

Hidden 08/Jun/16 2nd O/S
mdolan 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches at Fairhead meet. Had to wait on ledge below belay for 20 minutes for party in front to sort out ropes. Overhanging part on first pitch and layback on second pitch both excellent.

Leman Lemanski 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Niamh
masa-alpin 03/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Dave lead P1, I did P2. Sting in the tail.

sarpedon 03/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Led the crux E1 pitch (2), just jammed my up the finishing laybacking crack. Spectacular route. Naomi led p1.

Naomi VR 03/Jun/16 AltLd
davkeo 03/Jun/16 AltLd rpt


Kirill 01/Jun/16 2nd
cem 01/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Led p2.

Hidden 01/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Katsmiff 01/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

75m E1; seconded 1st pitch 5a, lead second 5a. Overhang on the 1st pitch was easier if you stayed out of the crack and grabbed handhold above. 2nd pitch was harder, definitely more tiring with what felt like a never ending crack. Found that my belay device had fallen off my harness so had to use Munter hitch for the last pitch. Luckily found it lying on the floor at the start of the climb.

with Martin Zehenhaken
Martin Bagshaw 01/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Led the second pitch. Very nice sustained jamming. No way this is E1, just HVS. Awesome line and awesome belay position at the top.

with Tom Hudson
s kennedy 28/May/16 Lead O/S
with Barbara
5eamuz 10/Apr/16 AltLd rpt

Led first pitch

Hidden 10/Apr/16 AltLd rpt
Hidden ??/2016 -
davkeo 13/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

P2. Might b the best E1 iv done. Top drawer climbing all the way. P2 was an awesome pitch that got harder as u went. Sustained and defo felt E1. Last climb of a 3 day stint and a fantastic sign off.

cearbhalld 13/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Led P1

KKilroy ?/Aug/15 AltLd
with jonny hill
Sinéad 18/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2. Loved it especially the lay backing bits. Quite sustained for HVS

with Roisin Malone
ferdia 15/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

nails ;)

Hidden 13/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Tubs 12/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Middle of the road HVS with a lot of rests. Not sure why this was upgraded.

with Max
Pippa 12/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

***Brilliant. Easier first pitch with an awkward bulge. Tricky second pitch, lots of stuffing feet in cracks.

khalidq 12/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

I led P1. Started raining during P2.

Hidden 11/Jun/15 2nd
Dizz 11/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Kevin s
B.Kieran 07/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd rpt
BrendanR 07/Jun/15 Lead
Tom Livingstone 06/Jun/15 AltLd O/S


Theo Mossop ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
quiffhanger 26/May/15 Lead O/S
with Rachel
zcsharp 18/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

So cold

with Prebble
tprebs 18/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch

with Jamie
Hidden ??/2015 -
kdo 27/Sep/14 AltLd rpt

I did the bottom pitch, I struggled over the overhang. Niall did the top pitchs

niallsash 27/Sep/14 AltLd
with kdo
Ewan Russell 27/Aug/14 AltLd O/S


with laurence furst
5eamuz 15/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1 - worth the E1 grade it gets in new guide

with John Holterman
Kirill 28/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Perhaps tiredness was setting in but we both thought this route would be a sandbag at HVS.

Hidden 28/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Chris Manasseh 19/Jul/14 AltLd

Led p2

with John Armstrong, Graham Calderbank
jvarmstrong 19/Jul/14 AltLd

led P1

with Graham, Chris
Calder 19/Jul/14 AltLd O/S


bik 31/May/14 AltLd O/S

First pitch a bit dirty, the crux is towards the end, well protected. Second pitch has lots of jams - hands, fists, a bit of fingers, need no.4 cam for the crux at the end of the pitch. Sean lead the first pitch, I did the second.

with Sean Doherty
TommyMcG 29/May/14 -
liamo333 ??/2014 -
deepdiver ?/Sep/13 Lead β

Flash as I was waiting for other team to finish. Take doubles for sizes 2 to 4 (C4s) otherwise be ready for runoutes.

eduardo 18/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead P1. Very nice route, swallows lots of big gear!

with Misha
Misha 18/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

First route at Fair Head - expected a Millstone type mauler but it proved to be a very pleasant and amenable mid-grade HVS. First pitch a bit dirty in places and has a few tricky sections requiring some traditional techniques! The top pitch is a perfect, clean jamming and bridging corner crack with plenty of rests if you need them. A few harder moves but on the whole not particularly sustained, just really enjoyable climbing with (large) gear on demand. Led P2 and 3 in one (it doesn't really make sense to belay on the sloping ledge 5m from the top given the finishing crack is all in the same line!).

with Ed
Andy Moles 07/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with James McKenna
adino 28/Jul/13 Lead dnf

Climbed P1 OS, but it started to rain during belaying Nina. Had to leave orange sling there. Boulder at 3/4 of the first pitch made me climb down about 3 times. Next time I'll take 4 and 5 with me.

nmcgreen 23/Jul/13 AltLd
with kdo
kdo 23/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

NMcG P1 KD p2

GOS 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

GOS led P1; GC P2

Hidden 20/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 03/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
mcgovern 03/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 03/Jun/13 AltLd
Paul Collins 31/May/13 AltLd rpt
Hidden 31/May/13 AltLd
RKernan 17/May/13 AltLd dog

Slipped trying to go direct at the top... got back and realised it was way easier to finish left... D'oh. Lovely route, high in grade!

with John O'Hara
Hidden 14/Sep/12 Lead O/S
matthewjames 31/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2 and 3 run together. Felt very athletic and strenuous for HVS but maybe I'm just knackered after 5 days of climbing. Could have done with more than 1 each of sizes 3-6 dmm cams. Some sections felt very run out. Just had to throw a size 2 near the bottom of the last pitch and run to the top, just as it says in the guide!

Hidden 31/Jul/12 Lead O/S
gregoritos 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S

led in one

GarethHall 10/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
paddygoodwinlondon 09/Jun/12 AltLd
with Gareth Hall
Hidden 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Rob Grant 02/Jun/12 AltLd
with greg cunningham
Paul Collins 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Hard HVS, Maybe even E1, Really good route though, Strenuous but loads of good gear

with Trish
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd
KKilroy ??/2012 Lead
metal arms 28/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/May/11 AltLd O/S
owenmcmurray 18/Apr/11 2nd
with Eddie Hawkins
chillax ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd
janegallwey ??/2011 Lead
dicky79 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

P1, P3

with Mark Nicholson
victim of mathematics 17/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Led P1, awesome

crossdressingrodney 17/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
barni 24/Aug/09 AltLd

2nd pitch

with Paul James
Hidden 26/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
liz77 24/Jun/09 Lead dog
with HRC
saundera ?/Jun/09 AltLd

Second HVS lead - I lead the 2nd pitch

with Richard
Hidden 30/May/09 AltLd
Dave Rumney 10/May/09 AltLd

Dirty. Lots of hard moves - E1 5b?

with Tanya Milner
Ri ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/08 AltLd
gnc760 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Rose Williams
Rose Williams 13/Jul/08 2nd
with Gareth
givemetea 30/May/08 AltLd O/S

argh - proper traditional climbing - all cracks and jams and suchlike

with Helen King
twright180 ??/2008 AltLd
with John McCune
twright180 ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with John McCune
Martin Bennett 25/Jun/06 -
with SF
Hidden 17/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe 16/Jun/06 AltLd
with Amnon
Johann ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Smax
cornishben ?/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
with Ian Butterworth
Mark Stevenson 12/Sep/03 AltLd O/S
with Crossley McEwen
Hidden ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/00 2nd O/S
Chris Ellis 25/May/97 AltLd
with Louise Pellett
auld al ??/1992 AltLd O/S
pingora 20/Apr/91 AltLd O/S
rogerskews 27/May/90 -

Jams made in Paradise!

with Bryn and John
Hidden ?/May/89 Lead O/S
kennylind ??/1988 Lead O/S

Was HVS when we did it.Unsure of why it is now E1.Have climbed it 3 times.

John HW ??/1986 AltLd O/S
with Dave Evans
nigehughes ?/Jul/85 AltLd
with Martin Kydd
Steve Clegg 12/Jul/84 Lead
with Gough
Hammy 26/Jul/80 AltLd
with Rob Lawson
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