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Mourne Mountains Area   E: Lamagan Subarea
Place count in area: 59, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29, EW-CLY 
Highest place:
Slieve Donard, 849m
Maximum height for area: 849 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 821 metres,

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Slievelamagan Mountain Sliabh Lámhagáin A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Lámhagáin [PNNI], 'creeping/crawling mountain') Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 702.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J32887 26032
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Longitude: -5.966147, Latitude: 54.166118 , Easting: 332887, Northing: 326033 Prominence: 148.96m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 732807 826038,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvlmg, 10 char: Slvlmgn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

So named, according to Harris (author of The Antient and Present State of the County of Down), because it has to be climbed in a crawling position. The southern slopes are, indeed, relentlessly steep. An alternative name, Sliabh Snámháin, has the same meaning. Below Lamagan Slabs is a spot called Percy Bysshe, which suggests a connection with the poet Shelley.   Slievelamagan is the 110th highest place in Ireland.

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Steep, rocky peak with great local views .. by group   (Show all for Slievelamagan (Sliabh Lámhagáin))
The “Seven Sevens”. The intricacies of which I kn .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Slievelamagan (Sliabh Lámhagáin))
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There he was, leader of men and lumbering helples .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Slievelamagan (Sliabh Lámhagáin)) Picture about mountain Slievelamagan (<i>Sliabh Lámhagáin</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Spiderwoman (Kernowclimber) on FM
Rock on!
by mcrtchly  4 Oct 2010
Having walked up Slieve Lamagan the previous weekend we decided that a more challenging ascent would be fun. With this in mind an attempt on a rock climbing route was called for and FM on the Lamagan slabs fitted the bill. FM (rated V. Diff) is one of the longest multi-pitch routes in the Mournes with about 160m of direct climbing and another 200m or so of grade 1/2 scambling and walking to reach the top of Slieve Lamagan. The Lamgan slabs can be seen on the walk-in from the Carrick carpark and at first sight appear to rear-up as an amost vertical un-climable wall. Fortunately this is an optical illusion created by the perspective of the view from the footpath for upon reaching the foot of the slabs their true nature becomes apparent.

The start of the climb can be reached by taking the footpath eastwards around the foot of Percy Bysshe before turning northwards to reach a path running along the foot of Slieve Lamagan. Follow this path eastwards again until a faint path at J 33250 24877 starE can be taken up the boulder and heather clad footslopes of Lamagan. The rock climb begans at the foot of a white slab in a small gravel floored embayment at J 33159 25480 starF. I won't describe the climb in detail as there is a good description in the recently published book on 'Rock Climbs in the Mourne Mountains'. But some points to note are: the rock is generally good and clean (mostly 45-55 degree slope), some parts are mossy and rock shoes are recommended; the crux is a step up onto a sloping ledge on the third pitch (this was wet on the day of our climb and I traversed left below the ledge for about 7m and then climbed a short overhanging wall to step back above the sloping ledge); protection is generally good but there are long run-outs on the slabs for the leader (an uncontrolled slide down the slabs wouldn't be pleasant).

There is a commanding view of the Annalong valley during the climb with the floor of the valley appearing almost as a map beneath us. Every so often the minute moving dots of walkers could be seen on the paths below us, occasionaly stopping to watch our progress up the rock face.

FM is an excellent and airy route, perhaps not on the alpine scale of Carrot Ridge, but certainly a bit harder and more commiting that than the latter. A 50m-60m rope and a selection of slings and hexs are required. Linkback:
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