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
2 Harmony Constant
VS 4c * 2
3 King of Joy
E1 5b ** 1
4 Spongers' Corner S 4b 4
5 Archibald HS 4b 4
Climb name Grade
6 Born Again S 4b 6
7 Bare-Knuckle Boxer HVS 5a * 4
8 Jobseekers' Flake S 4a * 6
9 Feeling the Crunch VS 4c * 1
Climb name Grade
  Eastern Slope
11 Klondyke Corner
S 4a * 2
12 Glen River Icefalls I/II 4
13 Slieve Commedagh summit
summit 24

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