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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
Place visited by 157 members. Recently by: scottwalker, PaulNolan, oakesave, dodser, Cobhclimber, oldpragmatist, Hilltop-Harrier, Peter Walker, IainT, Lauranna, Hilldweller, MichaelG55, johncromie, Wildrover, Iamcan
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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 148th 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)
 
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tiktiktik3 on Croaghgorm, 2005
by tiktiktik3  24 Sep 2005
Bluestacks - Binmore-(Groaghgorm) 29/08/2005
Ordnance Survey Discovery Series map 11

We started out from Donegal Town direction Bluestacks/Letterkenny (N15). On the first signpost Bluestacks Way (mapgrid 79/95) turn left towards Harvey’s point (Lough Eske) (mapgrid82/96), continue on the road round the lough. When you come on the far point of the Lough (mapgrid 86/96) you wil see a small road going up the mountain. Follow it until you see a sign “private road” and a fence next to it, there’s also a parking spot here to leave your car. Now go on foot through the fence and follow the road until it peters out into a path. One point of interest, almost at its end, you will see a little stream comin down the mountain , follow your ears and you’ll find a magnificent waterfall, the water falls down in a deep gully with a black pool at the bottom. If you follow the goats down (its real easy) you be rewarded with a beautiful spot on some big boulders mid stream in front of the fall for a rest or a picnic before the actual climb
Once your on the move again, a little further the track ends and you have to find your own way up. We chose to go by the first gully ahead and that route seemed Ok, other ways are possible. Once on top we steered toward Binmore, through a valley of bog who takes up some time to work (find) your way through. Noted there are three little lakes (mapgrid 88/96). Once you reached Binmore things are easier again (no more bog) it’s a nice climb and the views going up while before you more and more of the Bluestack range is revealing itself, while looks behind gets you in bright weather over Lough eske to Sligo and Ben Bulbin. As you get to the top of Binmore, on your right you will see a giant’s footstep (mapgrid 89/97), think Finn Mac Cool who build the Giant Causeway made a stroll inland at one point. The moment I saw it I named it Lough Foot. Once on top you find a sheltering cairn big enough to put one or two small tents if you should be prepared for it and plan to stay overnight above. For me and my wife this was as high as we got… Although we wanted to stay a few hours longer exploring and push on over the ridge to Groaghgorm, time was against us going way past over 19u so it was wisely to head back down during the daylight that was left, all in all a more than recommended walk/climb…
Next time I try not to linger that long by the Waterfall… Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/150/comment/1956/
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Extensive Mountain Not Fully Explored Yet. .. by Aidy   (Show all for Croaghgorm)
 
Fine walk from the townland of Croleck ; followin .. by absalon   (Show all for Croaghgorm)
 
Demands Repeated Visits To Fully Appreciate And E .. by Aidy   (Show all for Croaghgorm)
 
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