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Poison Glen

Poison Glen Rock Climbing 

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The Poison Glen is one of the original climbing venues in Ireland with routes dating back to the 1950's and 1960's. The glen also plays host to Ireland largest continual rock face (The Bearnas Buttress) and Ireland longest Ice climb. (see Donegal Winter climbs guidebook) Most of the faces in the glen face North to North West and as such get very little sunlight, a prolonged dry spell is required to catch the main faces in a dry climbable condition.
The highest crag is also the fastest drying, Ballaghageeha Buttress sits at an altitude of 400m and provides excellent single and multi pitch climbing. It has in recent years seen a lot of attention from local climbers and as such most of the routes are freshly cleaned. for the Poison Glen Guidebook

Getting There 

Access to the Glen is by foot from either Dunlewey or the Lough Barra road side, both approaches take approx an hour to reach most crags and the ground underfoot is very boggy and pathless.

Climbing Season

For the Europe area.

Weather station 24.2 miles from here

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