Slish Wood

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This crag is situated in Slish Wood Forest on the south side of Lough Gill (Grid Ref. 740309, Sheet 25, Collooney).


Approach on the Sligo-Dromahair road L117 and leave cars in the car park. Walk south along the trout stream for 500 metres to the obvious slab.


The rock is Gneiss (not nice!) with quartz intrusions. Although three routes are recorded here it is difficult to see any more than one line up the centre of the slab, either side being quite vegetated. Don't get too excited!


QUARTZ KNOB 13m D
G.Foley October 1974
Climb the obvious(?) line on the left side of the slab. Good holds.


CENTRAL AISLE 18m VD
G.Foley October 1974
Scramble to a lone pine(?). Move left and upwards to a spike belay, crux. Move left along crack, up along a large crack to a shelf. Slightly left then up. Tree belay.


HAZEL OVERHANG 7m D
G.Foley January 1975
Start in trees right of Central Aisle. Good holds, up over small overhang to a large narrow ledge. Mantelshelf then go left and up slab to top.