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Onzy: Track 4692 in area near An Storral, Donegal Coast (Ireland)
Sturral Head
Length: 13.0km, Creator time taken: 3h27m, Ascent: 569m,
Descent: 616m

Places: Start at G54854 89065, An Storral, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1

An aborted attempt to summit Sturral. The day was just too wet, the rock too slippy and the visibility too bad to proceed. The harnesses and ropes stayed in the bags, but we did reconoitre for a future visit.

Broadly, the ridge is hairy both sides - the left (seeward) side however is almost vertical, while the right side allows the illusion that you might stop, or at least bounce, before hitting the sea. The route along the ridge seems to have 2 main gendarmes guarding the summit. The first of these can be easily avoided either by scrambling its right sde, or by descending to a track to the right of it. The second is a different matter - visibility didn't allow a close look, but it looked sheer on the right side, while to the left appears to involve significant exposure to that vertical drop.

There is a track below the ridge and to its right which we investigated as much as felt safe today, but we did not see any obvious way back up to the ridge from it.

All in all, it was good to see as much of it as we did - we now have a better idea how the land lies, but the summit will have to wait until the stars align.

Uploaded on: Tue, 5 Jul 2022 (18:53:38)
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