Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cuilcagh Mountain

Went up on Saturday before last to check out the famous Cuilcagh gritstone boulders. Driving up in the rain it didn't look good but it was dry in the carpark but once we reached the boulders - a mere 80 minute walk up the hill - they were shrouded in mist, it wasn't raining but the thick damp mist meant the boulders were never going to dry.

Still we were impressed, beautiful rock and a lot of it. We only explorered the first two boulder fields, there are at least two more. The big boulder is big. Home to some incredible lines. One of the most impressive boulders around.

Anyone else been?


  1. Ooooh !! More pics please :) Ciaran

  2. Yeah, try to head up there every chrismas. Get a bike and you can shave time off the approach.

    The big boulder that you mention is brill and certainly big. The crag is not bad either behind the first boulder field that you encounter.

    Haven't made it of the boulder fields that you can see to the left and right of the first boulder field. ... maybe this christmas.
    Enjoy and have fun.

  3. Here's a few pictures of the boulder field:


    Also check out Paul Swail's blog for his visit to the area earlier in the year.