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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,   Summits in area: 111,   Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, Extent1 For all tops   Highest summit: Lugnaquilla, 925m

Summits in area Dublin/Wicklow:
Ballinacorbeg 336mBallinastraw 284mBallycurry 301mBallyguile Hill 188mBallyhook Hill 288mBray Head Hill 240mCarrickgollogan 276mCarrigeen Hill 298mCarrigoona Commons East 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 379mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 396mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 366mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617.1mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 395mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 467mTwo Rock Mountain 536m
Wicklow Mountains:   Annagh Hill 454mBallinacor Mountain 531mBallinafunshoge 480mBallineddan Mountain 652mBallycumber Hill 431mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mBaltinglass Hill 382mBarranisky 280mBenleagh 689mBlack Hill 602.2mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroghan Kinsella 606mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725mDuff Hill 720mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 657mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 790mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mScarr 641mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mTable Mountain 701.7mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 681mTonduff 642mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 686m
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Camaderry Mountain Mountain Sliabh Cham an Doire A name in Irish
(Ir. Céim an Doire [OSNB], 'step/pass of the oak-wood') Wicklow County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists , Adamellite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 698m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T08172 98081 This summit has been logged as climbed by 627 members. Recently by: groe, kildara, mrw, jillsteer, TipsyDempy, calfburner, marcw, edgard13, chalky, waster, chuckie, pavelbodi, rjhocking, brayhead, tmcg
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Longitude: -6.388897, Latitude: 53.022869 , Easting: 308172, Northing: 198081 Prominence: 71m,   Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 708084 698123,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CmdrMn, 10 char: CmdryMntn
Bedrock type: Adamellite with microcline phenocrysts, (Glendalough Adamellite)

Camaderry Mountain is the 112th highest summit in Ireland.

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Picture: Camaderry from the South.
 
Valley views, pumped water and steep ascents.
Short Summary created by simon3  31 May 2013
Camaderry is a useful summit for starting or ending a walk around either the Glendalough or Glendasan valley, two of the five valleys radiating from Laragh. It has a boulder strewn summit from which there are views to much of the higher ground around central Wicklow. To its west is the upper reservoir of the Turlough Hill Pumped Water Storage facility used for generating electricity.

There's a number of ways to reach the top such as starting from the main, paying, carpark near the Glendalough lake at around T1115 9635 A. Going straight up from here more or less north there is an extremely steep track up the glacially steepened valley wall to the SE ridge of Camaderry. Other ways of reaching this SE ridge are from the Glendasan valley T1157 9737 B, or by using tracks to reach T1175 9704 C.
You will find some badly damaged trails here.

Another way to start is from the Wicklow Gap car park O0752 0009 D from which you can walk up the track to the Turlough Hill lake or around the lower lake, L. Nahanagan and then up to Camaderry over steep but feasible heather. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/114/comment/4874/
 
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Picture: View of lower lake from Camaderry shoulder
wicklore on Camaderry Mountain, 2008
by wicklore  1 Aug 2008
Myself and Chefron headed up Camaderry via the Spink last Sunday. Starting at the carpark (T 112 963 E) we walked up past the Pollanass Waterfall. Glendalough was teeming with tourists on this beautiful day and a dozen languages could be heard around us.
Up past the waterfall, where the Wicklow Way turns left across a bridge, we turned right up the hairpin bend. A few minutes brought us to the start of the famous Spink Boardwalk on the right. This is about 2.5 km of boardwalk that heads up and along the cliffs on the southern side of the valley. It protects the delicate bog (already heavily eroded in places) while providing a clear route for occasional walkers and experienced hikers alike.
The boardwalk is tough going as it heads directly uphill through the forest. Endless steps wind upward but eventually the path levels off as it leaves the forest and fantastic views open up of the lake below and across to Camaderry and Turlough Hill.
The boardwalk continues along the line of the cliffs. There is a final hard slog up to the highest point where we met a couple who told us they had counted 1300 steps the previous week!
I always see the wild goats that live along these cliffs. However I observed some walkers who passed within 20 feet of the goats without spotting them-surely hiking should be a mix of tough exercise and leisurely sightseeing?
Beware that the boardwalk divides as one arm branches off towards Lugduff SE and Mullacor. Keep right at this junction.(approx T 092955 F)
The boardwalk eventually runs out and a stone path leads down to a wooden bridge at approx T 075 963 G. Most walkers then follow the track down to the Miners Village and the lake for the stroll back to the carpark. We headed N then NE towards the summit of Camaderry. It is a long haul across the bog. This is where the multitudes of the Spink Circuit are left behind and solitude is gained. I have rarely walked in Wicklow without spotting a few deer, and up here we were rewarded with a herd of more than a hundred scattered all across the slopes. They were surprisingly unfazed by us as we walked quite close to them.
Camaderry was reached and we had a much needed rest. We had clear views SW across Lugduff to Fraughan Rock Glen, Lugnaquillia, and the surrounding mountains. In fact the views were great in all directions and I fancied I saw land far across the Irish Sea.
After a trip to Turlough Hill we came back and reached the second cairn on Camaderry at T089 973 H. Oliver kindly let us all know he had been here with his name scrawled on granite stone.
Heading E brought us down along the shoulder where we picked up a track going directly downhill at approx T108 970 I towards the carpark. This becomes severely steep in places yet is a lovely walk through high ferns and forest. It’s wasn’t long before we rejoined the masses below and those who hadn’t even left the carpark turned to stare at these sweaty, smelly Mountain Men. Total time 6 hours. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/114/comment/3252/
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Picture: Glendasan Valley Looking SE
 
dmg on Camaderry Mountain, 2009
by dmg  13 Mar 2009
Decided to bring the missus on a slightly more challenging trip than two rock mountain. We decided to climb lower summit of Camaderry. Set out from car park just after glendalough lodge(T 124 969 J Approx). From there we took a leisurely stroll down the road in a NW direction towards the upper lake you will see a right turn into picturesque Glendasan valley( T 122 970 K Approx), we took this. Following the signposted road and walkway(St. Kevins Rd.) up the valley NW towards the abandoned mines. Here we found a stone track with railway sleepers which is still on the signposted route. We kept on this track as far as the abandoned miners village(T 098 983 L Approx) where we took a sharp left in a SW direction through a track running over a spoil heap and up the side of the mountain. The ascent was steep and challenging in parts with some parts having to be climbed on hands and knees. Time to the cairn( T 089 973 Approx) from carpark was approx 3 hours bearing in mind my partner is an inexperienced hiker. We had a much needed break at the top. We had great views of the surrounding valleys of Glendalough, Glendasan and Glenmalure and of course Lugnaquilla where there was still snow on the north prison. After a much needed sambo and water we began our descent. There is a track down the shoulder of camaderry from the lower cairn travellin in a SE direction. We followed this track, boggy in places but easygoing. Eventually coming into a pasture with some sparse trees where we saw a herd of deer. We followed the track to the right bringing us down to the car park at the upper lake in glendalough, this is very steep in places and takes a lot of time to descend safely this brings you into a forrest where the track is still steep and later gets easier dropping down on to the road at the upper lake car park( T 112 964 M Approx), from here we took a left heading NE along the road back to glendalough lodge where we had parked the car. Trip was challenging and very enjoyable. The weather was mild for early March. Trip took 5 hours including 20 minutes break at the top, this was with an inexperienced hiker. An experienced hiker would have done it in 4 hours or less. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/114/comment/3641/
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GWPR on Camaderry Mountain, 2003
by GWPR  30 Jul 2003
View along Camaderry as it drops down into Glendalough.
Start at the Car Park at Wicklow Gap and follow tarmac road up to Turlough Hill.
Keep rampart on left and follow it around to pick up track leading to Camaderry.
Note: Access not permitted inside rampart - ESB Property.
Boggy col before ascent to Camaderry but views from summit are excellent.
There is a distinct track leading to the second cairn before the descent to Glendalough.
From this second cairn the spur seems to fall into Glendalough!
Over to the right on a clear day one can see the dramatic Fraughan Rock Glen with Lug in the
distance. Nearer to the right are Mullacor and the Lugduffs. On the left are Tonelagee, Scarr and in the distance Djouce and War Hill. A lovely place on a clear Summer's day! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/114/comment/589/
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Picture: View down to Lough Nananagan
 
Great panorama for little effort
by march-fixer  31 May 2013
We picked up the track to Camaderry on the E side of Turlough Hill and followed it all the way SE to the top of Camaderry. While an enjoyable summit, it does not give the same enjoyment as the more easterly top. We therefore carried on SE along the established path to T09041 97337 N where there is a little cairn on the top of '667'. Do walk a little further east so as to enjoy the near 360 degree panorama that can be seen from the NW clockwise to E and right around to the SW. There is not to much evidence of errosion and thankfully little rubbish!

Rather than retrace our steps back to Turlough Hill we decided to descend down across the ENE face of Camaderry and then 'drop down' to Lough Nahanagan. There is a beautiful view T08463 98725 O of the lake from this high vantage point, with the rain falling, making it worth the while in selecting this route (See Track No. 1450). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/114/comment/6718/
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Picture: Herds of deer across Glenealo Valley
darrenf on Camaderry Mountain, 2009
by darrenf  23 Jun 2009
Sunday 21st june promised to be a delightful day, according to the forecast in any case! Myself and my better half headed off toward Glendalough with the suncream at the ready. Arrived at the upper carpark to find it perhaps only half full which I found surprising. Headed directly towards the miners village from the carpark and onwards up the zig-zag track that winds up over the miners village toward the bridge on Glenealo river. A fine mist surrounded us at this point, and this combined with the warm sun rays made for a interesting if not refreshing weather front! Left the masses completing the spink loop at the bridge and headed along the right bank of the Glenealo river. There is a track along this bank although it should be noted that in places it is quite soggy under foot. The track continues on along the river the climbs gently to take you toward Turlough Hill. At this stage the mist was lifting and we headed directly for Camaderry. The summit of Camaderry does offer fantastic views in almost every direction with Scarr, Tonelagee, Turlough hill, Lugduff, Derrybawn etc all clearly visible. What a place to be on a fine summers day. Met two fellow walkers on top who kindly offered us some tasty treats....From the summit, navigation is not a problem as a track unfolds which will lead you directly to spot height 677. From here the spur of Camaderry opens out in front of you and takes you toward the track which is mentioned in numerous posts on this mountain. This track which winds down through the ferns and forest from the spur to the carpark is quite steep and care shoud be taken. It does offer beautiful views over to the lower lake though! Its a very short loop totally 9km which can be comfortably completed in 4 and a half hours. Perhaps next time we will head around turlough hill towards Lugduff to pick up the spink. Needless to say there are a numerous herds of deer above in the Glenealo valley, we counted 37 deer at one stage! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/114/comment/3880/
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