The Unforgiving

Added: 2011-11-02
Approaching The Unforgiving

 Sitting Off the distant headland to the North of Glenlough Bay there is this 60m twin headed sea stack. 

 This 60m twin headed beast sit's in a very remote/lonely location, 4.5km North of the An Port roadend.. It is fiercely guarded by monster cliffs and a very atmospheric gothic sea channel separates it from the mainland. This stack sits in without a doubt one of the most remote and inaccessable places in Ireland. Full route details in the Donegal Sea Stack guidebook.

 Access to the base on the first ascent was by a superb 750m paddle from the headland just north of Glenlough Bay around Neptune's wrath to the southern end of the beast. We then paddled up the outstanding gothic channel between the stack and the mainland, hemmed in by 60m to 200m vertical wall either side of us, to land in a tunnel running through the stack. It was a bit of a mind blower of a sea passage, two bull seals buzzed our wee dingy and kept leaping out the sea within 20 foot of us.

 The stack was climbed by scrambling up the southern ridge to gain the southern summit. This led us to a final monster pitch up the southern face of the main north summit. 

 The view and atmosphere from this outstanding summit is unique, as you are many miles from anywhere, being hemmed in by sea cliffs rising to 200m on the land and an open view along the coast to Gull Island four KM to the west. 

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