Climbs 11
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 767m a.s.l
Faces S

Crag features

The Castles are an extensive but largely discontinous array of gullies and pinnacles at the head of the Annalong Valley which offer a smattering of decent routes. On Commedagh's eastern slope there is also a small buttress facing Eagle Rocks on which one worthwhile route is recorded, while the pots of Legawherry and Pulgarve offer easy winter gully routes.

Approach notes

From the car park in Newcastle, ascend to the col between Slieve Donard and Commedagh, then follow the path contouring around onto the Brandy Pad (1.5 hours).

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The Castles 
2Harmony Constant
VS 4c *2
3King of Joy
E1 5b **1
4Spongers' CornerS 4b 3
5ArchibaldHS 4b 3
6Born AgainS 4b 6
7Bare-Knuckle BoxerHVS 5a *3
8Jobseekers' FlakeS 4a *5
9Feeling the CrunchVS 4c *1
 Eastern Slope 
11Klondyke Corner
S 4a *2
12Glen River IcefallsI/II 1
13Slieve Commedagh summit
summit 18

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