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Croaghgorm Mountain An Chruach Ghorm A name in Irish
(Ir. An Chruach Ghorm [DUPN], 'the blue stack') Donegal County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Quartz & feldspar pebbles, green matrix Bedrock

Height: 674m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G94832 89585 This summit has been logged as climbed by 151 members. Recently by: Peter Walker, IainT, Lauranna, Hilldweller, MichaelG55, johncromie, Wildrover, Iamcan, Geansai, ckilm, odonogc, David-Guenot, bramblerjunior, walker26, ColinCallanan
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -8.081062, Latitude: 54.754171 , Easting: 194832, Northing: 389585 Prominence: 541m,   Isolation: 1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 594781 889576,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghgr, 10 char: Croaghgorm
Bedrock type: Quartz & feldspar pebbles, green matrix, (Lough Mourne Formation)

Situated in the townland of Sruell. Marked as Bluestack on 1st series of 6 maps. Locally the range is simply known as na Cruacha or the Crows.   Croaghgorm is the highest mountain in the Bluestack Mountains area and the 154th highest in Ireland. Croaghgorm is the third highest point in county Donegal.

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Isolated summit with spectacular views .. by group   (Show all for Croaghgorm)
From Binnasruell summit (See fro previous part of .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Croaghgorm)
Bluestacks - Binmore-(Groaghgorm) 29/08/2005 Ord .. by tiktiktik3   (Show all for Croaghgorm)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghgorm in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The Reelan Valley from the eastern slope.
Extensive Mountain Not Fully Explored Yet.
by Aidy  19 Aug 2014
I have had a lot of pleasure walking in the Bluestacks, and Croaghgorm, the highest in the range had long been on my list. I had previously climbed Croaghbane, but hadn't been able to continue along the rest of the ridge due to the weather, so I set off on the same route again, on this occasion just missing Croagbane's summit, and approaching Croaghgorm on a great walk via Ardnageer and Ardnageer SW Top. The top is marked by a stone shelter cairn, which I was grateful for as the weather had turned windy and cold by the time I got there, and I was able to rest the legs in relative comfort.

Croaghgorm is a broad lump of a mountain, and I would have loved to take the time to to explore the extensive ground to the southeast and east towards Lough Belshade, and to the south west. However, I had a long walk already done, and still wanted to visit Lavagh More and Lavagh Beg, before another long walk back to the car in the Reelan Valley. I think I will come back another day, maybe taking a more direct route to Croaghgorm by itself to do it justice. Due to the lack of time, I also couldn't find any trace of the World War 2 plane wreckage, and I would like more time to find that too. For now though, it was on to Lavagh More. The photo was taken on the way up the east side. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/150/comment/17627/
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Fine walk from the townland of Croleck ; followin .. by absalon   (Show all for Croaghgorm)
I have approached Croaghgorm from both E and W as .. by gerrym   (Show all for Croaghgorm)
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