Lower Cove is a tasty south facing suntrap spread over four buttresses hosting a wide variety of grades. It is the best low lying crag in the Mournes with granite of exceptional quality.
Approach is 1hr from Carrick Little car park following the track along the edge of Annalong Wood to it’s end. A further 125m brings you to a junction on the path where you take the right hand branch. This will lead you all the way to the succulent Lower Cove.
On the Menu
New Decayed ** 25m S 4a
North Wall * 25m S 3c
Pillar Variant *** 40m S 4a (a Mourne’s classic)
Brewers Gloom *** S 3c,4a,3c
First Corner ** 25m HS 4b
Demob * 22m HS 4a
Agag’s Wall ** 30m HS 4a
Cartilage * 36m VS 4b,3c
Yukon * 65m VS 3c,4b,4b
Cumulus * 48m VS 4c,4b,4b
Gynocrat *** 30m HVS 5a
Dot’s Delight *** 40m HVS 4c
Specials for the Connoisseur of Discerning Taste
Aristocrat *** 35m E1 5b
Great Treacle Sponge Robbery ** E1 5b
Meat Grinder *** 25m E2 5c
Rough Plan. Meet at the crag at 10 – 11am. Feast on climbs all day. Remember, this is an ‘all you can eat’ buffet, so feel free to have as many courses as you like…….in fact gluttony is positively encouraged at the Feast of Lower Cove!
THIS EVENT IS ONLY SUITABLE FOR EXPERIENCED CLUB MEMBERS THAT ARE COMFORTABLE LEADING CLIMBS AT SEVERE GRADE.