The Mourne mountains offer a variety of rock climbing unparalleled in Ireland, with 26 crags spread throughout the range. The high granite tors of Slieve Binnian, Slieve Bearnagh and Hen Mountain provide excellent routes on rounded weathered granite. The easy-angled slabs of Slieve Bearnagh and Slieve Lamagan offer long but generally easy outings. The steeper faces of Slieve Beg, Ben Crom, Spellack, Cove Mountain and Pigeon give quality routes mostly from 'Severe' upwards. The 'fun crags' of Hares Castle, Annalong Buttress and Wee Binnian give short test pieces of all grades, but with a less serious atmosphere and a south-facing aspect. Couple this variety with over five hundred quality routes and there is the opportunity for endless climbing trips. New routes are continually being put up and many fine lines remain.