Málainn Bhig

Malin Beg Rock Climbing Guidebook

   Málainn Bhig sits on the southwest tip of Donegal it is a long-standing rock climbing venue in the county and provides good clean rock with easy access. Like many of the sea cliffs on the west coast of the county, it sits well within the rain shadow of the mountain ranges and avoids most of the wet weather as an added bonus the sea breezes mean the chance of midgies is very low. It is possible to climb here all year round, but prior to checking with winds, tides, and swell must be made as in a large south West motion the sea will crash green over the tops of the crags, especially at the Northern end of the area.
   An alternative climbing venue if the sea is too bouncy is Glencolmcille beside Glencolmcille Village.

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Malin Beg Rock Climbing

About Malin Beg

 This is an excellent location for an introduction to sea cliff climbing, very similar to Cruit Island in that regard. On your first visit to Malin Beg, it is a very good idea to find Neptunes Wall. Neptunes Wall is an ideal starting point and you will have found most of the other crags when you were finding this one. Just behind the Neptunes Wall is a nice bouldering area, which in the last few years has become very popular indeed. 
 The next most popular crag is the Main West Wall and the route Flying Enterprise VS 5a, the base of this wall is a bit more exposed to south-west to west sea motion. Before abseiling to the base of the crag check the volume of sea running through the small channel and best descend on the ebb.

Malin Beg Guidebook

Malin Beg Rock Climbing

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