Ramore Head

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Ramore Head at Portrush in the north-east corner of Co. Antrim is composed of a series of short basalt cliffs. It has been developed sporadically since 1968 and being a somewhat disappointing crag it has never been very popular.

Traditionally the routes are unrecorded and unnamed, and are generally in the easier grades though some harder routes have been climbed in recent years.

Topo available on Colmcille Climbers website



1.Unnamed Sev 20m cracks/grooves on right hand side of tower.

2. Constipated Donkey Diff 20m Prominent cracks leading to chimney.

3. Unnamed MS 20m Right angled corner with wide bridging higher up.

4. Unnamed VDiff 20m Next right angled corner to ledge. Up right to finish on arête.

5. Unnamed Vdiff 20m Right hand side of pillar with cracks above.

6. Death Wish VS 4c 20m Climb arête, surmount overhang to gain unprotected upper wall.

7. Raspberry Jam HS 20m Surmount initial bulge (crux) and continue up to corner, which is climbed.

8. Strawberry Jam VS4c 20m Good climbing up next curving groove to the left. A bit sticky higher up.

9. Lemon Peel HVS5a 25m Prominent line through overhangs just left of cave.

10. Orange Peel VS 4c 25m Next prominent line left.