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Achill/Corraun Area   Achill Subarea
Maximum height for area: 688 metres,   Summits in area: 16,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30 For all tops   Highest summit: Croaghaun, 688m
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Croaghaun SW Top Mountain For origin of name, see Croaghaun. Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Quartz pebble conglomerate and schists Bedrock

Height: 664m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22/30 Grid Reference: F55365 05842 This summit has been logged as climbed by 189 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, damo11, Garmin, Barty1958, Val Jones, Onzy, Aciddrinker, Oileanach, guestuser, Danger, fingal, Aidy, Peter_I, maxim
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Longitude: -10.205349, Latitude: 53.981641 , Easting: 55365, Northing: 305842 Prominence: 39m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 455355 805849,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrghSW, 10 char: CrghnSWTp
Bedrock type: Quartz pebble conglomerate and schists, (Keem Conglomerate Formation)

This is a lower top just 600m W of Croaghaun itself. A little caution is required on the summit in poor visibility due to the precipice to the N. Offshore winds, which can blow walks towards or even over the cliffs, are not unknown here.   Croaghaun SW Top is the third highest mountain in the Achill/Corraun area and the 172nd highest in Ireland. Croaghaun SW Top is the second most westerly summit in the Achill/Corraun area.

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tiktiktik3 on Croaghaun SW Top, 2004
by tiktiktik3  8 Aug 2004
For our second climb in 2003 we decided on Croaghaun, Achill Island. When you drive over the bridge connecting Achill Island with the mainland just follow the road until you can't go any further. Some parking is available just above a nice small sandy beach and there's even a little sanitary building (free) by the side of the parking lot . We went through the Bog (passed a white house on the right) and started going uphill towards the Atlantic Ridge. Along the way you pas the ruins of a long deserted farm house. Provides for great picture’s but also a silent testimony to the great famine and the forced emigration across the waters. We kept going up until we reached the ridge and got a great view over the Atlantic and the cliffs dropping down almost vertically to the buldering ocean below. Ones your here you have the choice of going to the left and towards another ruin at the outer point overlooking the sea or if you feel up to it to the right along the cliffs ridge slowly going up, the views are splendid and its all fairly easy going. when you reach the end of this ridge, again you are presented with two choices, left goes to Achill Head furthest point and offers great views of the ridge cliffs seen sideways or you can go right towards Croaghaun. We took right. This meant we had to decent a bit (boggy again) and then move upwards again along Croaghaun's flank and to make our way towards its summit. halfway up we started coming in and out of clouds some had rainy drizzle in them making the trail somewhat slippery and although a bit better prepared than on Groag Patrick we got wet and chilled. What else is new… As we climbed on, at about one third of the summit I decided it was becoming to dangerous as this was only our second climb and visibility had shrunk to a circle with maybe 1 meter and half diameter around us. So I reluctantly but wisely decided to stop going up and head back down roughly the way we came. As we descended from Croaghaun and there was no need to climb the Head’s Ridge again we turned left towards the general direction we remembered the white house would be as soon as we could. This meant a prolonged slow mystical journey through drizzle and misty bog with visibility almost zero by times, it was not that hard to imagine we where the only people left in this part of the world in fact during the whole climb except for the sheep we only saw one lonely fellow soul from a distance climbing upwards towards Achill Head. We waved our silent salute and continued going down. Every step asked for thoughtful placement as by times you sunk down almost to your knee if you weren’t careful. As we came lower and lower the mist cleared and soon we walked in sunshine again and passed another set of deserted houses. Only trouble we experienced after that was the attack of hordes of wee little stinging fly’s that rose up from the bog in search for food. The way they attacked us, we've must have looked as a 5 star restaurant on leg’s passing by... Surrounded by clouds of them we run the last stretch to the car and headed back to our cottage in Bohola. Although we never reached the top of Groaghaun (that time around) it was a great experience not to be forgotten. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/166/comment/1066/
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