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Sugarloaf Hill Mountain Cnoc na gCloch A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na gCloch [OSI], 'hill of the stones') Tipperary/ Waterford County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 662.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: S03971 10479 This summit has been logged as climbed by 431 members. Recently by: cathalferris, PabloAlto, 3K_Fters, Helenha, IainT, Lauranna, paddyobpc, Krumel, jcincork, alleny, dr_banuska, johnballinger, maryt, ericjones, lw24
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Longitude: -7.942597, Latitude: 52.246504 , Easting: 203971, Northing: 110479 Prominence: 117.72m,   Isolation: 2.1km
ITM: 603919 610532,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SgrlHl, 10 char: SgrlfHil
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

The name 'Sugarloaf' is widely applied to hills of a conical shape in Ireland and Britain. Its equivalent 'pain de sucre' is common in France. It is also found further afield, e.g. at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (Pão de Açúcar in Portuguese) and the Montmorency Falls in Canada, where the name 'Pain de Sucre' is applied to the cone of ice which forms at the base of the waterfall in winter. There is a widespread misconception nowadays that 'sugarloaf' is some kind of bread. In fact, the word refers to the form in which sugar was usually sold all over the world, at least up to the 19th century, until granulated sugar became widely available in packets. The sugary liquid was dripped onto a surface and a solid mass formed in a conical or torpedo-like shape, like a sugary stalagmite. Sugar is still available in this form in North Africa, and it is also used in Germany to make the drink 'Feuerzangenbowle', for which the sugarloaf must first be soaked in rum.   Sugarloaf Hill is the 176th highest summit in Ireland. Sugarloaf Hill is the most northerly summit in the Knockmealdown Mountains area.

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Sentry of the Vee gap .. by group   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
Parked at the car park marked at The Gap, and hea .. by csd   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
2 weeks of sunshine, 1 day of cloud!
by paulocon  27 Apr 2010
First time out on the hills in quite some time. A business trip to Tipperary gave me a couple of hours in the morning to bag Sugarloaf Hill. I had planned on climbing Knockmealdown but as I arrived at the Vee Gap, cloud cover meant that visibility was very poor so I parked up beside the grotto and headed up along the county wall behind the Bianconi Hut.

Although quite steep, this is about as easy as it gets - the wall offers a sure guide all the way to the top and there's a very distinct path alongside it. Despite this, I was tempted away from the wall by a path which I assumed offered a more meandering route but which led to a dead end meaning I was forced to contour along some thick rain-sodden heather for my stupidity. A final steep pull leads to the top with the summit cairn being a short distance to the left from the point where the wall turns for Knockmealdown. There is a second cairn a short distance away which I only noticed as it momentarily appeared out of the cloud cover. Although the second cairn is far bigger, I'm pretty sure the first cairn marks the true summit.


Made my way back down and typically the cloud began to move away as I reached the carpark at the Gap. All in all, a handy climb and one that would be suitable for a family walk on a nice summers day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/4667/
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2nd time lucky .. by paulocon   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
Looking back on the Sugarloaf along by the county .. by jackill   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
Bank Holiday Monday last was my first trip to the .. by wicklore   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
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