Easter Rising Face





Some of the best rock on the whole cliff.

Access issues inherited from Bare Rock

Bare Rock is situated on private land.

Due to increased traffic major repairs to the access road are occuring over the next few weeks. This work started today (16/05/2019).

Part of the process is that the material used needs to get quite wet and then dry for a number of days before it properly 'sets'. To use it before then will result in heaps of damage / erosion and us then needing to redo the whole thing. This will be quite a pricey project, please do not make the kind people undertaking it do it twice!

Please can any parties coming to Bare Rock over the next few weeks park at the very bottom of the driveway (just before the steep 'pinch' bit; about 200m from the white gate) and walk up the remainder of the way. Alternatively, you can drive to the top from Avoca or from West of Fingal at the roadwork site office.

Please also be sure to keep the neighbours road access clear at all times. This is essential.


Can be accessed via a few different multi-pitch options from the ground or by walking to the top of the cliff and along until you see the Easter Rising sign and rapping in there.


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Grade Route

Starts a few meters left of Easter Rising, crosses MacDonagh 8m up, then continuing up the steep, roofy face above.

Start as for Easter Rising, then at the first ledge, take the line of bolts to the RIGHT up a steepening face, before tackling the very cruxy series of stepped roofs at the top.


Takes the line of best rock and position on all of Bare Rock, starting from a good belay ledge, and featuring sustained steep climbing (non-stop gr25 climbing for 25m) with big and complex moves on mostly good holds.

Start at the belay below Pitch 6 of Agony and Ecstasy in 8 Parts (below the black streak). Access via rap-in for Easter Rising face, climbing the first 5 pitches of Agony and Ecstasy, or via Tomorrow's Dream-Easter Rising linkup (5 pitches to the black streak ledge).

Traverse right to a bolt. Up arete (staying on leftside) to another bolt, move up and right into a steep stemming stance (bolt). Hard moves out of the stance and onto the blunt arete (bolt), then sustained rightwards traverse past 3 more bolts to glue in rings. Sustained steep and powerful moves up to rooflet (bolt), traverse right under the rooflet to join Gazza's Project (past 1 more bolt) and up it (past 2 more bolts) to anchor.

Powerful moves following an incipient diagonal crack on the 20 degree overhanging headwall above The Great Roof. The Belay is a fully-hanging stance on the very lip of the roof.

Getting to the climb is a big undertaking. From the top of Bare Rock, locate the rap-access anchors for the Easter Rising Face (about 50m right (looking out) of the Supernaut top anchor, tucked away among some scraggly bushes near the cliff edge (ignore another set of anchors in the open between the Supernaut anchors and the Easter Rising anchors - these are the top-out anchors for Master of Puppets)).

Fix a 60m rope, rap down and redirect the rap-rope off a single bolt (on McDonagh face), then rap down and right (looking in) aiming for a double U-bolt belay about 10m right of the direct rap line. Redirect the rap-rope again off these anchors, and rap down the overhanging headwall (clip into bolts on the way down, as the line is very steep, and diagonal) to the belay on the lip of the Great Roof. A 60m rope JUST reaches (tie a knot in the end).

Climb the Diagonal crack past 5 bolts to the anchors. Then Jumaar 40m back to the top.

FA: Chris Coppard

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