Climbs 112
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 429m a.s.l
Faces S

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Paul Swail on Liquid Cool, E2 5c, Lower Cove © Hillerscapes

Crag features

The extensive buttresses of Lower Cove are among the steepest and best in the Mournes, better and more continuous than they appear from a distance, with excellent routes at every grade from Severe to E8. Mostly single pitch (15-45m).

Don't miss out on the entertaining cave scramble!

Approach notes

A relatively flat walk in along the Annalong Valley (1hr).

This is a great crag thats got something on offer for everyone. My favourite route is the Gumbo Variation (HVS 5a,4b,4a) which I did with my crazy french/peruvian/alcoholic friend seb. Other routes worth doing include the classic Pillar Variant and the one just to the right of it (tight squeeze for most people.)
Conor Mc Dermott - 11/Oct/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Far-left buttresses
2 Half Corner
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VS 4b 46
3 Munching Mandy
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S 4a 41
4 Krammed
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E1 5a 18
5 Kram
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VS 4c 58
6 Kissing Kerry
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VS 4c 22
7 Reeling Rosie
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VS 4c 10
8 Not the Sea
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VS 4c 3
9 New Decayed
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S 4a ** 135
10 Left Arete
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E2 5c * 6
  First Corner Buttress
12 Tyro
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VD * 137
13 North Wall
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S 3c * 104
14 First Corner HS 4b ** 170
15 Edge On
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E3 6b ** 11
16 Meat Grinder
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E2 5c *** 91
17 Salami Rushdie
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E4 6b *  
18 The Great Treacle Sponge Robbery
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E1 5b ** 47
19 The Great Treacle Sponge Robbery Direct Start
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E3 6a *  
20 Dot to Dot
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E3 5c ** 1
21 Overdue E2 5c ** 96
22 Just in Time E4 6a  
23 Dot's Delight HVS 4c *** 110
24 Dot's Direct E1 5a * 17
25 Physical Graffiti E2 6a * 11
26 Altered Image
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E3 6a * 1
27 Dot's Very Direct E4 6a ** 1
28 Wee Mark
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HVS 5a 13
29 Gun Crazy
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E2 5c  
30 Choices
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E5 6a **  
31 Crystal Grinding
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E5 6a *  
32 Watersign
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E2 5c ** 11
33 Liquid Cool E2 5c ***  
34 The We'an
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E1 5a 1
35 Fair Play to Mooney
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E2 5c * 2
36 Maya
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E3 5c * 6
37 The Water Margin
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D 1
  Second Corner Buttress
39 The Arkansas Chugabug
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E2 6a  
40 Gynocrat
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HVS 5a *** 140
Climb name Grade
41 Autocrat E3 5c *** 8
42 Glass Onion
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E4 6a **  
43 Aristocrat E1 5b *** 75
44 Purple Haze E2 5b ** 10
45 Abdication
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E3 5c  
46 Joyride
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E5 6a **  
47 Primitive Dance
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E1 5b * 7
48 Black Window
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E3 6a *  
49 Control Zone
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E5 6b *  
50 Graffiti Limbo
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E4 6a *** 3
51 Achilles
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E2 5c ** 4
52 Short, Sharp, Shocked
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E4 6b ** 4
53 Second Corner Wall
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E1 5b * 4
54 Zakopane
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E1 5b  
55 Cumulus
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VS 4c 13
56 The Dude Abides
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E1 5b * 6
57 Sound of Silence VS 4c 6
58 The Gumbo Variations
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HVS 5a * 18
59 Disturbed VS 5a 3
60 Poor Return HS 4b 5
61 The Noise of Time HS 4b 2
62 Gumbo Traverse
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VS 4b ** 2
63 "Blink-"
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VS 5a 2
  Third Corner Buttress
65 Call Up
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HVS 5a 2
66 Demob
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HS 4a * 11
67 Transistor
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HS 4b 5
68 Agag's Wall VS 4b *** 122
69 Pillar Variant S 4a *** 210
70 Democrat VS 5a * 28
71 Burning Hope
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HVS 5b * 24
72 Third Corner
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HS 4b * 35
73 Trog's Trot
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VS 4b 6
74 Ways of Escape
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E1 5c * 12
75 Cracking Up
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VS 4b 10
76 Sundowner
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E1 5c * 14
77 Dark Side of the Moon
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E1 5b ** 37
78 Fox's Tiers
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VS 5a * 19
79 Fox's Brush
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HS 4b 7
80 Ridicule Wall
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HVS 5a 3
Climb name Grade
81 Stoker
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D 2
82 Fairy
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S 3c 6
  Fourth Corner Buttress
84 Too Late to Fly the Flag E3 5b 1
85 Fourth Corner
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D 31
86 Elvis
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E3 6a 9
87 Brewer's Gloom S 4a *** 93
88 Brewer's Droop
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S 4b * 10
89 Brewer's Corner
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E1 5c 17
90 Given to Fly E3 6a ** 4
91 Praxis
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E1 5b ** 10
92 No Highway
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E2 5c ** 6
93 Swing Low E1 5b *** 44
94 Route 66
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E3 6a 2
95 Pressure Point
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E6 6c ***  
96 Cartilage
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VS 4b * 17
97 Yukon
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VS 4c * 14
98 Eureka
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HVS 5a * 6
99 The Far Country
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E2 5b * 4
100 The Uncouth Roof
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VS 4c  
  East Face
102 The French Connection
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E5 6b  
103 Les Jeunes Filles en Jupes d'Ete E2 5b *** 48
104 A Winter's Tale
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E3 6a *** 3
105 Infidels Direct Start
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E5 6a *** 1
106 Infidels
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E4 6a *** 4
107 The 5th Ape
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E5 6a *** 19
108 Prime Mate
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E7 6c *** 2
109 Sleezy Lover
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E8 6c ***  
110 Easy Lover
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E7 6c *** 2
111 Freshly Baked
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E7 6b ***  
112 The Dark Crystal
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E7 6c *** 1
113 Rokkenjager
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E7 6c *** 1
114 Skelator
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E4 6b *  
115 Old Bones and Echoes
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E3 6a  
116 Crack of Doom
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E2 5b * 1
117 Thirteen Stone Weakling
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E2 5b 1
118 Fat Boy Slime
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E5 6a  

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