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Sheeffry Hills Area
Maximum height for area: 772 metres,   Summits in area: 8,   Maximum prominence for area: 707 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 37 For all tops   Highest summit: Barrclashcame, 772m
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Barrclashcame North-West Top Mountain StarraicĂ­n na gCaor A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. StarraicĂ­n na gCaor [PDT], 'pinnacle of the berries') Mayo County In Arderin List

Height: 580m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L83829 70035 This summit has been logged as climbed by 62 members. Recently by: turfymccloud, PeteBog, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, Cobhclimber, Oileanach, davnet, Tran, Colin Murphy, frankmc04, barrymayo, grzywaczmarcin, grzywacz.marcin, muschi, Havoc
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Longitude: -9.758337, Latitude: 53.66729 Prominence: 45m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 483804 770052,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrclNr, 10 char: BrclshNrth

This peak is named Storikeen nageer on on William Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830). Previously in MV: Clashcame North-West.   Barrclashcame North-West Top is the 313th highest summit in Ireland. Barrclashcame North-West Top is the most westerly summit in the Sheeffry Hills area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Barrclashcame North-West Top in area Sheeffry Hills, Ireland
Picture: Scree weaping from every outcrop, Barrclashcame NW faces West
 
Overshadowed summit with good views.
Short Summary created by simon3  24 Jun 2010 This peak will always live in the shadow of it larger brother Barrclashcame. However it does provide a few extras such as the view of the north face of the Sheefrys and a good view into the huge NE coum of Mweelrea.
Easy access and parking is available from the R335 around L827697 (Point A). The ground is steep, rough but feasible more or less straight up from there to the top.
Point A: L827 697

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Barrclashcame North-West Top in area Sheeffry Hills, Ireland
Picture: Looking south from the NW Top to Barrclashcame
I Barrclashcame, I saw, I conquered.
by madfrankie  14 Apr 2011 Firstly, apologies for the excruciating pun in the title!
This northern outlier of the Sheefrys is a surprisingly tough haul from the road in Doolough where there are several places to park roadside, for instance L8248069761 (Point B). It took a sweaty hour and 15 minutes up the relentlessly steep NW spur and it really doesn't level off until 50m from the summit.
From the summit there is a seldom-seen perspective of Croagh Patrick, behind Tangincartoor.
On the descent, I was able to bum-slide much of the way down - 30 seconds is about the maximum time per run, before heat friction reaches uncomfortable levels!
Point B: L82480 69761
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Barrclashcame North-West Top in area Sheeffry Hills, Ireland
Picture: NW top (with cloud shadow touching summit) seen from across Doo Lough
 
Excursion to the NW
by gerrym  14 Apr 2011 Clashcarne NW Top is not surprisingly eclipsed by its towering neighbours but it is worth taking in from the summit of Clashcarne or could easily be used as part of a circuit from Doo Lough. From Clashcarne it is a drop down NW some 600ft to the col with the NW Top. The initial part of this drop is over very steep ground with rocks and scree so caution is needed but this soon eases to grass and it is a short climb upto the summit. There are perhaps better views of Mwreela here as can see into the corrie and the length of Doo Lough. There are also good views out to sea to the various islands and east along the Sheefrys. Surprisingly it took about the same time to reascend Clashcarne (30 mins)
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Barrclashcame North-West Top in area Sheeffry Hills, Ireland
Picture: Doo Lough from near the summit.
Unparalleled beauty
by Colin Murphy  24 Jul 2013 Parked at viewing point lay-by at L824 699 (Point C), which is marked by a memorial to the Doolough Tragedy. We headed directly east for 1.5km and the ground starts to rise sharply almost immediately and is tough going - long grass hiding multiple holes etc. It eases somewhat after a couple of hundred metres and the terrain is more navigable, short grass and rocky underfoot. A few hundred metres before the summit it becomes steep once more, but is solid enough going. The top is quite well defined and marked by a small rocky outcrop. We climbed during the recent heatwave and it was like hillwalking in Spain (except a lot greener!). Deep blue skies to the horizon, the loughs below equally blue, and on such a day it is as magnificent as any scenery you'll find on the planet, with Doo Lough and Glencullin Lough sweeping the length of the valley below us, and from the summit Croagh Patrick rising through the haze to the north. It is interesting to note, geologically speaking, that the two loughs were evidently one at some point in the distant past, as can clearly be seen on a fine day, the material that now divides them having been swept down in a massive glacial slide from the Sruhauncullinmore Valley.
1.5 hours to the summit, although the heat slowed us down considerably.
Point C: L824 699
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Picture: Summit rocks
 
Rocky top
by Colin Murphy  24 Jul 2013 Pic shows the rocky outcrop that marks the summit, complete with Aussie celebrating her first Irish ascent!
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