Acorn Buttress is the central butress
on the cliff on the right side of
vally, beneath Camaderry
in the Wicklow
The vally was formed through glaciation
and has the typical steep sides.
The rock is granite and of high quality for climbing.
The central butress is so named because
it looks like an acorn from a distance.
The walk in involves meandering through
a boulder field, a path has been marked
by red dots on some of the boulders
but the treck in can take anything up to
half an hour.
Climbing has been going on there since the
1940's with many classic routes,
nightmare ledge, scimitar crack, sarcophogus to name a few.
On sunday the 24th of this month a young climber
tragically slipped from the top of acorn buttress
and fell to his death. He had completed
his climb and was changing shoes when he lost his balance.
The mountain rescue team called it a freak accident.