Downings Rock Climbing Guidebook

 This is a route guide to Pollnalong Sea Cliffs on the west Coast of the Rosguill Peninsula. This dolerite sea cliff on the western coast of the Rosguill Peninsula provides a goods day’s worth of climbing on reasonably sheltered sea cliffs.

 From Downings follow the only road out of the village west and then north until you pass Croaghaturr Hill on your left. Continue for approx. 500m from the Y junction and take the first road left towards the sea. Follow this L road for 500 ish metres to a small parking place. From here on foot, follow a rough track south, cross a stream and continue south down the coast along the cliff tops. Pass two main inlets to reach a long wall facing south west across to excellent views across Sheep Haven Bay to Horn Head and Tory island beyond.

 The climbs are in five shallow bays described from north to south, i.e. from right to left when looking out to sea. Abseil access and a calm sea are required to reach the sea level ledges just above the high water mark. If there is north west sea motion running it is best to make alternative plans. The nearest alternative locations are Muckish Mountain and Cnoc an Affrain, for all other rock climbing locations in Donegal visit Undiscovered Donegal.

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Last updated on 01/01/16

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