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Muckross Head

Muckross Head Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Muckross Head is a very unusual crag composed of horizontally bedded sandstone interspersed with thin bands of mudstone that have been eroded faster and have produced the characteristic overhangs that make the rock climbing here excellent. The climbing is in the main steep and strenuous and although the rock is generally excellent, the last meter for so along the top of the crag does require a wee bit of care.
The grade range of the routes is from Diff to E7, with the vast majority of the routes above E1, so bring strong arms with you. At high tide with a heavy South West sea rolling in, the platforms at the base of the crag can become submerged very quickly.
uniqueascent.ie/muckross_guide for the free Muckross Head climbers guide.

Getting There 

Use the above guide and OSI map 10 as directions to Muckross Head involve a couple of wee twisty b roads.

Climbing Season

For the Europe area.

Weather station 25.5 miles from here


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