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Slieve League Mountain Sliabh Liag A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Liag [DUPN], 'mountain of the flagstones') Donegal County, in Arderin List, Black graphitic pelitic schist Bedrock

Height: 596.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 10 Grid Reference: G54400 78400 This summit has been logged as climbed by 280 members. Recently by: IainT, BigFly, DelStewart, whoRya, marcw, lw24, Humpelman, jackill, Aidy, millsd1, IndyMan, pearnett, guestuser, ChrisStr3, PPruz
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Longitude: -8.707214, Latitude: 54.651661 , Easting: 154400, Northing: 378400 Prominence: 470m,   Isolation: 0.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 554359 878393,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvLg, 10 char: SlvLg
Bedrock type: Black graphitic pelitic schist, (Glencolumbkille Pelite Formation)

The quartzite on Slieve League splits into flagstones and was used for flooring or roof tiles. The mountain is noted for its spectacular array of cliffs descending straight from the summit to the sea, and for the dramatic One Man's Pass (Casán an Aonair). This narrow arete leading to the summit is not for the faint-hearted, especially on a windy day. All the same, it is a doddle beside the route taken in the 19th century by the botanist H.C. Hart, who traversed the cliffs of Slieve League at half-height, 1,000 ft. above the sea and 1,000 ft. below the summit. The entire journey, ending at Malin Beg, took him three days. At one point he was astonished to see footprints in front of him on this precipitous route. As he rounded the next eminence, he met an old man with his son, both eating samphire flowers. The old man was in a state of consternation to see a stranger there and pleaded with him to turn back, but Hart carried on. He reported that the route is known as Thone-na-Culliagh (prob. Tóin na Caillí). Robert Lloyd Praeger was very enthusiastic about the wide range of alpine plants on the north face above Lough Agh. There was a hermitage on Slieve League connected with St. Assicus of Elphin, Co. Roscommon. The ruins are the piles of stone still to be seen just NE of the One Man's Pass.   Slieve League is the highest mountain in the Donegal SW area and the 296th highest in Ireland. Slieve League is the second most westerly summit in the Donegal SW area.

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What more points can one give for Slieve League, .. by tiktiktik3   (Show all for Slieve League)
We climbed this natural wonder on Saturday 24th M .. by NICKY   (Show all for Slieve League)
sharkey on Slieve League, 2006
by sharkey  2 May 2006
As a native of Carrick, the small village which lies in the shadow of Sliabh League, I have climbed this magnificent mountain on many occassions. However, I had never attempted "The One Mans Pass" until last weekend. Last weekend my father was visiting from the flatlands of Holland so, we decided, it was only right that we have a crack at the mountain.

We travelled up via Bunglass on the Sunday. The sun was up, the sky was blue and a light, cooling breeze was blowing from the south. Perfect conditions for climbing. So we trekked along the same pathway taken by "gerrym", who, it has to be said wrote a very nice piece about his climb. Lovely photo of Lough Augha by the way.

Anyway, the main point I wanted to make was that the photo of the one-mans pass in "murphysw " comments is not accurate. I should know, as I eventually climbed it on this trip!!! The real "One Mans Pass" is a steep spine of rock located along the ridge near the summit of the mountain. You will recognise it easily by the well-worn path that skirts around the bottom of it! I'm surprised nobody has set this straight before. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/285/comment/2323/
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This is the rocky strip mentioned by absalon. If .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Slieve League)
Another shot of the infamous rocky rib. I hoped i .. by murphysw   (Show all for Slieve League)
Once the height has been gained, the lofty ridge .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Slieve League)
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