Achill Atlantic Drive

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A new area with some impressive sea cliffs, which vary in quality from good, solid and well protected walls to soft/ brittle character building rock. The rock along the Atlantic Drive looks amazing and maybe worth more exploration to find the solid/ climbable sections.

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To the left of the Iron horse is a Zawn, with large blocks overlooking the next wall, this wall has a distinct corner on the right (looking from top) All routes described from the base of this corner

Albatross E2 5c * Start as for Corsair, span left to a flat hold then head for the slight notch in the roof above (green camalot). Climb over this and finish up the delicate wall above on small holds, moving slightly right at the top.

B Hall, H Wallace

Corsair HVS 5a To the left of the Iron Man corner, a right trending crack gives some nice climbing that joins Iron Man at half height.

B Hall, H Wallace July 2015

Iron Man * (topo climb number 1) V Diff 20m Follow the corner throughout, nice climbing for the grade

Chris Mckeagney August 2010

Atlantic Drive * Hard Severe 22m 4a Exposed climbing with a tricky move at half height and some flakey holds on the final wall. Takes the lowest right trending crack from the corner. Follow crack tending right to arete and large ledge. From the ledge make an exposed move left onto the steep wall. Climb wall direct, taking care with the thinner (avoidable) holds.

Carl Maddox August 2010