Altitude 257m a.s.l
Sheltered, sun-catching, quick-drying and low-lying, this crag has 27 routes ranging from Diff. to E1. All this and only 15 minutes from the road. Not being a mountain crag a visit at any time of the year is feasible except between the end of March and late July if peregrines are nesting here.
To get to the crag turn north off the Glenealy - Rathdrum road immediately before the railway bridge. Take the next turn to the left, about 2km up the road, and left again at the T-junction. About 500 metres up the road there is a forest entrance where parking is possible. Enter the forest, turn right at the T-junction and take the second turn on the left which leads to the crag which is on the right side of the track.
The approach from Roundwood is via Tomriland Cross, Moneystown and Garryduff Cross.
There are three sections to the crag, Holly Tree Slabs on the left, Upper Buttress in the middle and Lower Buttress on the right. There is an easy descent route to the left of Holly Tree Slabs.
Access may be restricted if there is shooting in progress. Warning signs will be displayed.
When planning to go to Barnbawn take into account that stalkers are licenced to operate from one hour before dawn until 11 a.m. and must get a minimum of 48 hours prior agreement from the Forest Manager. They erect these signs when entering the forest and remove them when leaving. The deer stalking season usually runs from the 1st September to the 28th February.
Game shooters (with lower powered guns) are licenced to use the forest during the season for any particular type of game for the period from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset (daylight hours) on those days where prior agreement is obtained from the Forest Manager.
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