Crag With A View

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Some 500 m east of Hanging Rock, opposite the road junction. (Grid Ref. 115360, Sheet 26, Lough Allen). There are some seasonal restrictions. Climbers would be wise to contact Gortatole OEC (0365 348888) prior to arrival.


CARLA'S CORNER 35m HVS 5b M.Smith, A.Devlin 24th July 1982 The corner at the left end of the crag. Climb the short corner on the left, moving right at the flake. Continue to tree. Climb corner on left past overhangs with surprisingly good protection. Abseil off tree or scramble up left to make a long descent left.


ROUTE WITH A VIEW 48m HVS 5b, 3c M.Smith, A.Devlin, R.Finlay 31st July 1982 Start - in the corner right of Carla's Corner. 1) Climb the corner using excellent crack to overhang. Hand traverse right to reach sloping ledge (crux). 2) Traverse ledge to tree on arête. Move right past two more trees to top. Abseil off.


WIDE LEGGED AND FOOTLESS 44m HVS 5a A.Devlin, M.Smith, R.Finlay 31st July 1982 The big corner right of Route With A View. Start left of a tree. Climb to overhang and swing left to ledge (crux). Continue to a ledge under second over-hang. Pass blocks and continue up groove and corner on right.


A FIERCE PANCAKE 25m VS 4b P.Nolan, M.Cox 1985 Start 25m right of Route With A View below a shallow corner. Follow cleaned rock to a wide top crack.