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Slieve Beg Mountain Sliabh Beag A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Beag [PNNI], 'little mountain') Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 595.9m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J34046 27603
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Longitude: -5.947707, Latitude: 54.179924 , Easting: 334047, Northing: 327604 Prominence: 40.87m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 733966 827609,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvBg, 10 char: Slieve Beg
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

The most notable feature of Slieve Beg is the scree-run known as the Devil's Coachroad which dissects its eastern flank.   Slieve Beg is the 298th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Scavenging in the lower section of the Coachroad
The Devil Wears Scarpa
by Peter Walker  20 Aug 2012
Slieve Beg would be little more than an incidental top on the spine of the Mournes climaxing in Slieve Binnian were it not for the impressive eastern ramparts and the dramatic rent of the Devil's Coachroad, into whose depths many summiteers have gazed in awe.

An ascent of the Coachroad is actually a feasible undertaking for most non-nervous hillwalkers: what looks very testing in theory turns out to be fairly reasonable in practice, with the terrain requiring more clambering than actual scrambling. It's best approached by continuing a little past it on the walk up the Annalong Valley, before cutting back and contouring to its base (a direct approach looks purgatorial). Anyone comfortable with the level of exposure experienced at the foot of the gully will not be troubled any further during the actual ascent.

The initial ascent into the jaws of the Coachroad is up a steep and shifting slope: if you are not alone you will need to take care to avoid dislodging stones and to avoid any which may have been dislodged by others. Soon the walls close in and after more loose scree the route is split by a rib of rock in the floor of the gully. Ongoing passage can be accomplished on either side of this, with the odd fairly straightforward (and secure) thrutching/bridging scrambling move required. At the end of the rib is the slightly gritty headwall: I'm reliably informed that it's easier to tread right (looking up) to climb this but I found the swarm up the left hand side quite easy too. It's short-lived anyway, and debouches directly onto the summit.

A descent is feasible, but is probably better left to previous ascentionists. Linkback:
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