Crag Number: 218

Dawros Head

Directions: Go through the village of Portnoo heading for Rosbeg. Just before Rosbeg take road on the right to Dawros Head. Go to the end of this road and park car between the two gates. Only space for one car here. There is a small lay by just before the gates. Take the gate on the right going north. Follow rough road for 150 metres and at junction take road going right to the end. Then follow a track on the left going over hill along fence to the crag (10 minutes walk from car) The Birthday crag is the inlet at the end of the fence.

OS Grid Reference: G655987

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NW1/1 Birthday Boy
VS 4c
Length: 30m
Patrick & Adam Tinney
If the tide is too high then abseil down to good ledge just above high tide mark. Otherwise scramble down west side of inlet to the start of the climb. The climb follows the obvious crack approximately 2 metres from the left arête. Crux is at about half way up..
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NW1/3 Birthday Girl
Photo of route VS 5a
Length: 30m
Patrick & Adam Tinney 21.01.2017

If the tide is too high then abseil down to good ledge just above high tide mark. Otherwise scramble down west side of inlet to the start of the climb. The climb follows the obvious crack approximately 7 metres from the left arête. Crux is the clean finger crack going through the overlap at about half way up....
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NW1/2 Birthday Wish
VS 4b
Length: 30m
Patrick & Adam Tinney 07.08.2017
This climb should be accessible at high tide if sea is calm. Scramble down west side of inlet to the start of the climb. The climb follows the obvious crack approximately 10 metres from the left arête at a short white quartz vein. Go up into the overhang left facing corner. Left wall can be wet but it doesn’t affect the climb. Using hand jams move up onto the good ledge on right. Follow crack to second overhanging corner. Pull up to large ledge above and finish up crack on right on good holds...
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NW1/4 Something Else
Photo of route S -
Length: 20m
Patrick & Adam Tinney 07.08.2017

This climb is on the attached island approximately 250 metres east of the Birthday inlet where the island is attached by a narrow piece of land. Walk back across the island to the west face. Abseil using huge white quartz boulders the tidal boulders at foot of face. This climbs the obvious corner and crack at the right side of the face. Go up corner to large ledge. Follow corner crack and step left onto ledge on face. Go left for 2 metres and finish up thin crack to top....
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