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Tuesday Meets: Hobnail Buttress

July 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Climbing on minor crags of County Wicklow every Tuesday evening.
Suitable for all levels.

Glendalough’s Hobnail Buttress is a smaller crag high on right above the Miner’s Village as you walk in. Often overlooked and overshadowed by the Main Face, it is well worth a visit. You can pick up a track that starts just beyond the end of the upper lake as the trees on your right give way to ferns.(The start of the trail zig-zags through the trees)
Route details are in the Wicklow guidebook.
El Topo
If you are lost, look for the queue at the start of the classic Pyramid Route.
Climbing on the minor crags of Wicklow & Dublin each Tuesday evening.

Mall Hill
This granite outcrop is located on the west side of Glenmacnass (O120003). It is sheltered and low-lying, catches the sun and is within 20 minutes of and can be seen from the road Locally the name is pronounced Moyle Hill.
You would need to be comfortable climbing VS/HVS (or happy to boulder), and happy paddling in a refreshing stream.
Parking is extremely limited. Please car-pool via forum.

Grade Climbs
S 1
HS 1
VS 4
E1 3
E2 2
E3 1
El Topo

There are also bouldering options here so bring your mat.
“Lough Dan, Mall Hill and Lough Bray are all smaller venues well worth a visit. Mall Hill in particular has the best granite in Wicklow and is only a few minutes from the road and is quite sheltered. “ The Short Span

Drive to Laragh then take the military road towards Sally Gap/Glenmacnass Waterfall for 4.6km.
Stop at a forest entrance (the forest is gone but the entrance is there still) on the east side of the Military Road (O124005).
Driving Directions

Walk south along the road for almost 400m and turn right over rough ground between a ruined wall at the end of a field and a gated private bridge. Go 50m towards a big tree where it is possible to cross the river. Turn right on the opposite bank and follow the river (crossing the unnamed stream which flows from the south side of Mall Hill) to Coillte lands. The outcrop is visible on the lower slopes of Mall Hill. This access route has been kindly agreed by the landowner, Séamus Doyle, other approaches from the road may lead to conflict


July 19, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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