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Chimney Rock Mountain Mountain Sliabh an Aoire A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh an Aoire (?) [PNNI], 'mountain of the shepherd') Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 656m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J36408 25721 This summit has been logged as climbed by 282 members. Recently by: IainT, Kiwitrekker, 21yearsgone, MichaelG55, hivisibility, DelStewart, AnthonyN, stevebullers, gmpr40, susanc, Ben-Ban, smiler1318, mountainmike, strangeweaver, rowanofravara
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Longitude: -5.912485, Latitude: 54.162373 , Easting: 336408, Northing: 325721 Prominence: 131m,   Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 736323 825723,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ChmnRc, 10 char: ChmnyRckMn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Granite was quarried on the northern slopes of this mountain. Mourne granite is typically grey and of high quality. Vast quantities used to be exported for construction. The streets and docks of Liverpool were built of Mourne granite.   Chimney Rock Mountain is the 184th highest summit in Ireland.

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Fine views in the NE Mournes .. by group   (Show all for Chimney Rock Mountain)
Sunday 7.5.06 Climbed to the top of Chimney Roc .. by cstrain   (Show all for Chimney Rock Mountain)
There is something about Spence’s river valley no .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Chimney Rock Mountain)
Ah, Bleck Cra, like many a man you’ve been taken .. by janerobbie   (Show all for Chimney Rock Mountain)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Chimney Rock Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Bleck Cra on Chimney Rock Mountain, 2005
by Bleck Cra  21 Feb 2005
There are worse things than Christmas cardigans. Christmas raybands. And they’ve started to emerge: small, grey boil-washed men with wraprounds that could melt radar.
“Coul enough”, said one. “Dark enough too,” I imagined as he blundered blindly on. The north wind doth blow and we shall have snow and our monkeys shall all be brass. A relentless howl, abetted by mischievous flurries of soft hail, nudged a rake of raggle taggle tough nuts into a merciless Mournes. Like a child fighting sleep, we are fighting Spring and it’s birth seems oddly painful. Spences Valley, by the Glen River, the Saddle and Donard Bog is strange, desolate and melancholy. On a chill February morning the one shoe and rag doll remains of desperate lives stand weary-stone and forsaken, deep in the hill. Deserted quarries, ragged tracks and the bleached bones of once-bold farm buildings. Today, Spence’s River did not try to drown me. The Mournes are sensationally grippy. Into G1 grantite and A1 Vibram, you can hang by your soles on a near vertical incline: this goes also for the burns and bogs - except for Spence’s and the Annalong. These serpents attract some invisible algae, so a day of lepping crag to crag can end, head down in one of these torrents, with a dislocated hip and a pissed-off face. Chimney Rock Mountain is the most beautiful place on earth. On a bad day, you can see your whole life: the high peaks ahead, the tantalising drop below, the round comfort of the here and now and the line of Dalriada that shapes all Lallan and Ullan Scots: its politics uncomfortable and its geology inescapable. Ayrshire, Galloway, Antrim, Down and the Isle of Man. View the whole heap from Chimney Rock Mountain and be transformed. Access also from Bloody Bridge. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/178/comment/1489/
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Climbed 29.3.04 parking at Bloody Bridge (388269& .. by gerrym   (Show all for Chimney Rock Mountain)
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