The Mourne mountains offer a variety of rock climbing unparalleled in Ireland, with over 20 crags spread throughout the range. The high granite tors of Slieve Binnian, Slieve Bearnagh and Hen Mountain give excellent short routes on rounded weathered granite. The easy-angled slabs of Slieve Bearnagh and Slieve Lamagan offer long but generally easy expeditions and the steeper faces of Slieve Beg, Spellack, Cove Mountain and Pigeon give quality routes mostly from 'Severe' upwards. The 'fun crags' of Hares Castle, Annalong Buttress and Wee Binnian give short test pieces of all grades, but with a less serious atmosphere and a south-facing aspect. Couple this variety with over five hundred quality routes and there is the opportunity for endless climbing trips. New routes are continually being put up and many fine lines remain.

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Eagle Mountain
Slieve Binnian 
Lower Cove 
Slieve Commedagh 
Eagle Rocks 
Slieve Bearnagh 
Little Binnian 
Douglas Crag 
Ben Crom 
Hen Mountain 
Buzzards Roost 

Indoor climbing is available at the Tollymore mountain center

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