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Brandon Group Area
Maximum height for area: 951.7 metres,   Summits in area: 14,   Maximum prominence for area: 934 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 70 For all tops   Highest summit: Brandon, 951.7m
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Gearhane Mountain An Géarán A name in Irish
(Ir. An Géarán [OSI], 'the fang') Kerry County, in Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 803m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q46825 08791 This summit has been logged as climbed by 182 members. Recently by: Alatar, Onzy, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, kipper, eoghancarton, dtlibra, mountainmike, melohara, pavelbodi, Ste, GSheehy, chalky, davidsmyth, muddyboots
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Longitude: -10.241621, Latitude: 52.210057 , Easting: 46825, Northing: 108791 Prominence: 25.9m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 446808 608845,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Grhn, 10 char: Gearhane
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

The name refers to the peak's pointed profile when seen from the S. Note its relationship with its higher neighbour, Brandon Peak, which is Barr an Ghéaráin, 'top of the fang' in Irish.   Gearhane is the 39th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gearhane in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: From the ridge to the north
 
Narrow ridge-shaped peak
Short Summary created by Onzy, aidand,  28 Apr 2015
Gearhane is usually climbed as part of a ridge walk including Mount Brandon and Brandon Peak. Save this top-class walk for a fine day. The walk can be done in either direction. Two cars are required to avoid a long road walk at the end. From Cloghane village take the side road near the church. Drive to the end at a place called Mullagh a Bheal ('mullock') Q470068 A. Park near the old farmhouse and then climb in a northerly direction to the summit. There is a narrow stretch over to Brandon Peak, then follow the ridge onto Mount Brandon. Descend to Faha, near Cloghane. In good weather the route is straightforward. However there are serious cliffs, so in poor visibility this is a testing route for any navigator. Allow 5 to 6 hours. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/37/comment/4797/
 
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jackill on Gearhane, 2004
by jackill  5 Aug 2004
The picture shows entire Brandon Ridge with Brandon Mountain behind to the left ,its summit just touching the clouds,then Brandon South Top (Droim na Muice)just above my hat and Brandon Peak peeping out from behind Gearhane in the extreme right.If you get the weather the views in all directions can only be described as splendid, Eagle Mountain and the Blaskets to the south west, back over Brandon bay to Tralee to the north east an of course the Central Dingle range to the South with the 'Reeks visible in the distance - possibly the best ridge walk in Ireland, it is one to do before you die Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/37/comment/1053/
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csd on Gearhane, 2003
by csd  29 Jun 2003
I agree with Milo - and what a nice conclusion it is! Much quieter than the peak of Brandon itself (which seems to teem with people). The summit of Gearhane is a fairly narrow ridge with a steep drop down to the valleys on either side. The remote effect is spoiled somewhat by a gate and fence. Pic shows the approach to Gearhane from Brandon Peak. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/37/comment/572/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gearhane in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: Gearhane from An Bhinn Dubh - new road centre top
liam on Gearhane, 2007
by liam  18 Mar 2007
Coming down off the Brandon ridge at Folach na Marbh, a bizarre new road is to be found between Loch na mBan and the head of the Cloghane River. In poor visibility it can be found due south of Q463082 B which is on the SW ridge of Gearhane. It is very well constructed with banks and drainage ditches and after a few zigs and zags joins the much older and attractive track down to the farmhouse at Mullach Bhéal. Is a wind farm or forestry planned for this beautiful and remote hillside? Hopefully not. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/37/comment/2640/
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milo on Gearhane, 2002
by milo  29 Jul 2002
Best done as a conclusion to the Brandon circuit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/37/comment/51/
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