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Cruach Mhór Mountain (Ir. Cruach Mhór [OSI 1:25,000], 'big stack') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 932m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V84077 84824 This summit has been logged as climbed by 391 members. Recently by: wjnunan, GillSte, IainT, jacek22m, Bunsen7, Kaiser, rleahy, ShayGlynn, ericjones, Martinpeak, jgdarcy, jcincork, eugeneryan959, maike, conormcbandon
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Longitude: -9.688756, Latitude: 52.003856 , Easting: 84077, Northing: 84824 Prominence: 34m,   Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 484054 584883,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrchMh, 10 char: CrchMhór
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

The summit has a grotto built by a local farmer who dragged the cement, sand and water up from his home in Ballyledder on his back. There is also a lower peak to the east known as An Chruach Bheag (TH). Both have the sharply pointed shape associated with peaks called cruach, and this also accounts for the Irish name of the range: na Cruacha Dubha (Mhic Giolla Mo Chuda).   Cruach Mhór is the 11th highest summit in Ireland.

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The arete between Cruach Mhor (to the far left) a .. by John Finn   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
The view from Cruach Mhor looking across the Hags .. by jackill   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
Scrambled down from Cnoc Na Peiste along the Reek .. by deandarvill   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
Chruach Mhor .. by gfmurphy101   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cruach Mhór in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: View down on Cummeenapeasta
Right at edge of my limits
by Aidy  14 Jul 2015
We had the pleasure of making the long trip to Kerry at the weekend, camping for two nights to give us a day to do the eastern Reeks ridge from Cruach Mhor to Cnoc na Toinne. Starting at Cronin's yard we took the already well described route, leaving the track just before the metal bridges, and heading up to the lip around Lough Cummeenapeasta. We had set out at 6.30am in gloomy, wet weather, with low cloud, but the summit remained visible all the way up, and on the shores of the lough, it looked like a daunting climb - very steep, over difficult ground covered in large boulders. It was indeed on the edge of what I'd be comfortable with, not really walking as hands were required to scramble up, and a few twists and turns were taken to avoid almost vertical areas. We were a little relieved to reach the grotto, which provided some shelter from the rain and wind. The cloud enveloped us just as we reached the summit, robbing us of the views. We also couldn't see the route across to The Big Gun now, which had looked impossible to us as we looked at it on the way up from Lough Cummeenapeasta. We didn't fancy going backwards over slippery rocks on the route we had taken up Cruach Mhor, so onwards it was! Definitely an exciting "walk" for someone of my ability, even making me uneasy at times, if never too terrifying. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/11/comment/18188/
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