Climbs 100
Rocktype Limestone

Faces E

Lay off the Chalk! © Kevin Moroney

Crag features

"The bouldering in Portrane is steep - on mini-cliffs and narrow alleys - with powerful moves between relatively low-friction, sea-polished slopers and edges. The best time to go is about two hours before low tide, as most of the problems have been out of the water for a few hours. A cloth is very handy to clean sand off your shoes."

Source: www.theshortspan.com

Approach notes

Head north from Dublin on the airport road (N1) or motorway (M1). About 5 km after the airport and Swords, is a turn for Donabate and Portrane, take this and carry straight through Donabate and Portrane village, past the caravan park into the carpark.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The Arch
2 Leviathan f8A *** 1
3 Girls on Film f5+ 3
4 The Arch - B. in I. problem 8. f4+ 2
5 Stick it. f6A 3
6 The Arch - B. in I. problem 10. f6A 2
7 Radioactive Seaweed f6C 2
8 Bop 2 The Top f7A ** 1
9 X-Men f6C *** 2
10 Fisting f6A ** 2
11 Morning Glory (traverse left) f6B *** 1
12 Doc Octopus f6A+ 2
13 Spiderman f6C+ ** 2
14 Richie's
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f5 3
15 The Arch - B. in I. problem 19
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f6A 4
16 Problem 18 (traverse right) f6A * 2
  The Vault
18 Problem 30 f3 2
19 Problem 31 f4 2
20 Vault problem 32 f5 2
  The Alley
22 Wave washed (traverse) f6B * 1
23 The Clit f6C+ *** 1
24 The ramp f6B *** 1
25 Andy's Problem f7A *** 1
  Kev's roof
27 Dark Matter f6A ** 2
28 Kev's roof f6C *** 2
  Ground Zero
30 Corner's crack f5+ ** 5
31 Overhanging Wall f5 4
32 Roof traverse ground zero f6A 3
33 Roof left hand f6A 5
34 Roof right hand f6A+ ** 7
35 Roof far right hand f6B+ 5
36 Ground Zero Problem 8 f6B+ 3
37 The Flow Stone f7A ** 4
38 Ground Zero Problem 11 f5 4
39 Ground Zero Problem 12 f4 4
40 Problem 13 - Mantelshelf f4+ 4
41 Wall Traverse Ground Zero f6B 3
  Pirates Cove
43 Jean Bart f7A 2
44 Sir Francis Drake f5 ** 1
45 Jean Lafitte f6A *** 1
46 Jack Sparrow f6B+ ** 2
47 Gráinne Ni Mháille f7A ** 1
48 The Dread Pirate Roberts f5+ * 1
  The Pit
50 Mr Muddle f6C ** 2
51 Mr. Small f4 2
52 Mr. Topsy Turvy
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f5 2
53 Mr Topsy Turvy (sit-start) f7A+ * 1
54 Miss Rude f6A ** 2
55 Mr Silly f5+ *** 2
56 Cave and corner f5 2
57 Mr. Quiet f5 2
58 Mr Happy f6A *** 2
59 Mr. Grumpy f5 2

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