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-= POSTPONED =- Saturday 26th Sept 2020 Barnbawn Meet

September 26, 2020

update 20/09/2020:
BarnBawn meet is currently postponed, awaiting a new date post Dublin Covid-19 lockdown.



Sheltered, sun-catching, quick-drying and low-lying, this crag has routes ranging from Diff. to E1. All this and only 15 minutes from the road.

To get to the crag, follow the R752 from Rathnew through the village of Glenealy, then turn right (north-west) immediately before the railway bridge. Take the next turn to the left, about 2km up the road, and left again at the T-junction. About 500 metres up the road there is a forest entrance on the right where parking is possible. The approach from Roundwood is via Tomriland Cross, Moneystown and Garryduff Cross. Note: recent alterations by Coillte to the road system within the forest have rendered the approach to the crag as detailed in the current guidebook obsolete. From the forest entrance walk to the t-junction and turn right onto a well gravelled broad track. Continue on the main track until it takes a 90′ left hand turn: at this point leave the main track and go straight ahead on a newly widened and gravelled track. After a short distance this track goes slightly downhill to a junction. Turn left here and the crag soon comes into view up on the right.


There are three sections to the crag, Holly Tree Slabs on the left, Upper Buttress in the middle and Lower Buttress on the right. There is an easy descent route to the left of Holly Tree Slabs.

Further information

Wicklow Rockclimbing Guide: Topos and other material


The climbing is suitable for all levels and new members are particularly welcome.

(Club Members only)

Please note that meet will only go ahead if it is compliant with whatever government guidelines for handling COVID-19 are at the time.

Climbing is dangerous, and you should always climb within your ability, after carefully judging the safety of the route and surrounding area. Failure for you to follow these conditions may result in injury or death. …


September 26, 2020


Cillian Russell


Co Wicklow, wicklow Ireland
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