Crohy Head

Added: 2011-11-02
Arch Stack Topo

 Sitting 1 KM to the south of Maghery Village, on the Maghery peninsula to the south west of Dungloe Village in The Rosses, Western Donegal. This outstanding wee Arch stack provides an excellent day out.

 Access is by an easy grassy descent down the wide gully facing the stack on the land to a wide boulder beach at sea level. Paddle out to the stack through a collection of baby stacks and an assortment of tidal skerries to gain the lee between the legs of the stack. Land on the small ledge just above the high tide mark on the sea ward leg in the arch.

 An excellent traverse out to sea just above the high water mark on the sea ward leg brings you to a large sea level platform at the base of the sea ward face of the stack.

The Original Route   S 4a   25m
FA I. Miller 09/06/12

 Climb the sea ward face by the overhung right facing groove and follow the shallow corner up the centre of the slab to a wee niche below a head wrecking steepness. Step right above BIG AIR and climb the steep right facing corner to the salvation of the summit.

If you are alone at this point your mind will be in tatters! :-) 

The North Route   VS 4c   25m
FA I. Miller, W Schuessler 19/06/12
Climb the left facing corner at the Northern edge of the sea ward face step right at the top of the corner onto a sub summit ledge. Pull onto the summit at the wee vegetated niche.

 Full details of the routes on this sea stack are found in the Donegal Sea Stack guidebook.


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