Climbs 50
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 150m a.s.l
Faces NW

Ireland - Burren 3 © Tom Tindale

Crag features

The Climbing

Although short, the routes are generally on solid rock with good gear placements. Skull slab is probably one of the best v diffs you'll find in the country. Looking at the crag from the road, the far left side has three short recorded climbs. The most prominent feature is Skull Buttress where the best climbing is to be found. The routes have been originally named based on features on the rock likened to the parts of a skull and hence the slightly morbid names! 200m to the right of Skull Buttress there is a small slab with some pleasant routes.

[More details welcome - UKC Ed]

http://wiki.climbing.ie/index.php/Aill_na_Cronain

Approach notes

10 mins walk from upper car park at Ailwee Cave. just south of Ballyvaughan village

Note: the crag is on private property.

The map is wrong - that's Mayo, the Burren is in Clare!
RKernan - 30/May/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Eustachian Tube
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S * 4
2 Eureka HS * 7
3 Skull Slab VD *** 21
4 Skull Slab-b HVS 5a 3
5 Left Cheek
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S 4
6 Mayday VS 4c ** 7
7 Skull's Ear
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D * 4
8 Rotteroute
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HS * 5
9 Grottoroute
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S * 6
10 Priceless
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VS * 5
11 Poetic Majesty
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VS * 7
12 Sunbane E1 5c * 1
13 Follyerupper HVS 5a * 3
14 Demon Dim HVS 5a ** 3
15 Covenant HS  
16 Cleft
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VD 2
17 Fright
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S 2
18 De Gaulle
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MS 2
19 Skullduggery
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S 1
20 Saints and Sinners
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S 1

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