Climbs 110
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 429m a.s.l
Faces S

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 41
3 Munching Mandy
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S 4a 32
4 Krammed
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E1 5a 14
5 Kram
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VS 4c 47
6 Kissing Kerry
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VS 4c 17
7 Reeling Rosie
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VS 4c 7
8 Not the Sea
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VS 4c 3
9 New Decayed
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S 4a ** 107
10 Left Arete
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E2 5c * 6
  First Corner Buttress
12 Tyro
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VD * 117
13 North Wall
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S 3c * 83
14 First Corner HS 4b ** 139
15 Edge On
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E3 6b ** 10
16 Meat Grinder
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E2 5c *** 63
17 Salami Rushdie
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E4 6b *  
18 The Great Treacle Sponge Robbery
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E1 5b ** 36
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 ** 79
22 Just in Time E4 6a  
23 Dot's Delight HVS 4c *** 89
24 Dot's Direct E1 5a * 16
25 Physical Graffiti E2 6a * 7
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 8
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 ** 13
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 * 5
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 *** 105
41 Autocrat E3 5c *** 3
42 Glass Onion
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E4 6a **  
43 Aristocrat E1 5b *** 68
44 Purple Haze E2 5b ** 12
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 * 5
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 ** 5
52 Short, Sharp, Shocked
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E4 6b ** 4
53 Second Corner Wall
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E1 5b * 3
54 Zakopane
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E1 5b  
55 Cumulus
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VS 4c 10
56 The Dude Abides
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E1 5b * 5
57 Sound of Silence VS 4c 2
58 The Gumbo Variations
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HVS 5a * 12
59 The Noise of Time HS 4b 2
60 Gumbo Traverse
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VS 4b ** 3
61 "Blink-"
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VS 5a 2
  Third Corner Buttress
63 Call Up
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HVS 5a 2
64 Demob
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HS 4a * 12
65 Transistor
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HS 4b 4
66 Agag's Wall VS 4b *** 114
67 Pillar Variant S 4a *** 168
68 Democrat VS 5a * 23
69 Burning Hope
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HVS 5b * 17
70 Third Corner
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HS 4b * 28
71 Trog's Trot
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VS 4b 5
72 Ways of Escape
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E1 5c * 12
73 Cracking Up
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VS 4b 9
74 Sundowner
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E1 5c * 12
75 Dark Side of the Moon
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E1 5b ** 30
76 Fox's Tiers
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VS 5a * 13
77 Fox's Brush
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HS 4b 6
78 Ridicule Wall
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HVS 5a 3
79 Stoker
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D 2
80 Fairy
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S 3c 6
  Fourth Corner Buttress
82 Too Late to Fly the Flag E2 5b 2
83 Fourth Corner
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D 29
84 Elvis
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E3 6a 12
85 Brewer's Gloom S 4a *** 84
86 Brewer's Droop
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S 4b * 9
87 Brewer's Corner
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E1 5c 16
88 Given to Fly E3 6a ** 2
89 Praxis
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E1 5b ** 8
90 No Highway
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E2 5c ** 7
91 Swing Low E1 5b *** 33
92 Route 66
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E3 6a 1
93 Pressure Point
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E6 6c ***  
94 Cartilage
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VS 4b * 16
95 Yukon
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VS 4c * 12
96 Eureka
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HVS 5a * 3
97 The Far Country
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E2 5b * 3
98 The Uncouth Roof
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VS 4c  
  East Face
100 The French Connection
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E5 6b  
101 Les Jeunes Filles en Jupes d'Ete E2 5b *** 43
102 A Winter's Tale
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E3 6a *** 2
103 Infidels Direct Start
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E5 6a *** 1
104 Infidels
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E4 6a *** 2
105 The 5th Ape
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E5 6a *** 10
106 Prime Mate
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E7 6c ***  
107 Sleezy Lover
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E8 6c ***  
108 Easy Lover
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E7 6c *** 1
109 Freshly Baked
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E7 6b ***  
110 The Dark Crystal
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E7 6c ***  
111 Rokkenjager
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E7 6c *** 1
112 Skelator
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E4 6b *  
113 Old Bones and Echoes
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E3 6a  
114 Crack of Doom
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E2 5b *  
115 Thirteen Stone Weakling
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E2 5b 1
116 Fat Boy Slime
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E5 6a  

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