Climbs 50
Rocktype Granite

Faces all

Front Cover of Rock Climbing in Ireland by David Flanagan © Craig Hiller,

Crag features

Amazing sea cliff climbing on impeccable granite. There is a wide variety of routes from multi-pitch overhangs to sea stacks. Appart from the most obvious, stars have yet to be given to the routes but all are of very high quality! Plenty scope for new routing too.

Approach notes

Dan, one of the islanders, is happy to take people out on his boat for a small charge. Transfer is 10 mins but always call Dan Gallagher, the boatman's on 0035386601389. Camping is a great option with the ideal site very close to the harbour in grassy areas sheltered by stone walls. All crags are within 20 mins walk. At certain times there is B&B available on the island for those who do not like to camp. Alternatively, kayak across.

Guidebooks

A good guide can be found here: http://www.uniqueascent.ie/uploadedfiles/Owey-Guide.pdf
Callum_Johnson - 19/Aug/15
Dan Betty the boatman's number is 0035386601389, and there is B&B now available on the island for those who do not like to camp.
5eamuz - 16/Jun/15
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Imaculata E5 6b *** 6
2 The Second Coming E6 6b *** 6
3 The Headless Quadman HVS 4c 1
4 American Spirit E2 5b 2
5 Demise of the Rockstar E3 5c 1
6 Rainshadow
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E4 6b 1
7 Srón Tochasach (The Itchy Nose)
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E6 6b *** 2
8 The Donkey's Pelvis
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HVS 5a 5
9 The Donkey Jumped Over the Moon
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E2 5c 7
10 Lumpy Space
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E4 6a 2
11 Nordkapp VS *** 1
12 The Three Wise Men E6 6b *** 2
  Wild Atlantic Wall
14 Hooters
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VS 4c 1
15 Pride of Kincasslagh E2 5c *** 8
16 Nothing to fear E4 6a *** 2
17 Ronnie's corner E2 5b ** 4
18 Darcy's Corner VS 5a * 2
19 Lost My Cent E2 5b ** 2
  Flutted Buttress
21 Promethius
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VS 4c ** 2
22 Cormallyee Ridge VD 4a 1
23 Blue Moon
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VS 4c 1
  Nordkapp Slabs
25 Sting VS ** 2
26 Thor S 4a 1
27 400k S * 1
  Ladaghroan Slabs
29 Shadow Dancer VS 4c 3
30 Owey From it All HVS 4c * 2
31 Hiraeth * E1 5b *** 2
32 Captain Snappy * E3 5c ** 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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