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Climbs 112
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 429m a.s.l
Faces S

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Paul Swail on Liquid Cool, E2 5c, Lower Cove © Hillerscapes

Crag features

The extensive buttresses of Lower Cove are among the steepest and best in the Mournes, better and more continuous than they appear from a distance, with excellent routes at every grade from Severe to E8. Mostly single pitch (15-45m).

Don't miss out on the entertaining cave scramble!

Approach notes

A relatively flat walk in along the Annalong Valley (1hr).

This is a great crag thats got something on offer for everyone. My favourite route is the Gumbo Variation (HVS 5a,4b,4a) which I did with my crazy french/peruvian/alcoholic friend seb. Other routes worth doing include the classic Pillar Variant and the one just to the right of it (tight squeeze for most people.)
Conor Mc Dermott -
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