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End's of the Earth Crag

Added: 2011-11-02
The cliff top walk to the crag.
 

 Sitting at the northern end of the remote Glenlough bay, The End's of the Earth Crag is a contender for the most remote rock climbing location in Ireland. It comprises a series of quartz slabs that hang above a huge sea scalloped recess.

 There are 15 recorded routes on these slabs in the Diff to HVS range.

 Access is by the 3KM clifftop walk north from the Port road end and takes you along one of the most beautiful and unspoilt places in Ireland. Once on the headland above the crag an exposed wee sheep track starting 50 or so metres north of the headland summit takes you to a large grassy ledge above the crag. At the sea ward end of the crag there is a very concenient jammed boulder at the top of "Groovey Gully," this allows an abseil to the hanging base of the crag.

 All the routes can be climbed as single pitches from an excellent wee ledge that runs the width is the crag at half height. 

 This crag is a truly excellent place to be with huge seas rolling into the bay as there is a fissure in the back of the recess just above the high water mark. During a huge sea state compressed air and vaporised salt foam regularly explodes out of this fissure with a deafening sonic boom. Blowing a vapourised cloud into the stratosphere high above the crag, which adds considerably to the already huge atmosphere of the slabs.



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