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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 283 members. Recently by: oldpragmatist, IainT, Kiwitrekker, 21yearsgone, MichaelG55, hivisibility, DelStewart, AnthonyN, stevebullers, gmpr40, susanc, Ben-Ban, smiler1318, mountainmike, strangeweaver
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Longitude: -5.912422, Latitude: 54.162398 , Easting: 336408, Northing: 325721 Prominence: 131m,   Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 736327 825726,   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)
 
cstrain on Chimney Rock Mountain, 2006
by cstrain  8 May 2006
Sunday 7.5.06
Climbed to the top of Chimney Rock today in Glorious sunshine.
Started at Donard car park and followed the Glen river track. Out into open hillside with forest on right. I deviated from the "Traditional route" once I arrived at a break in the trees. Pretty steep rise but grassy underfoot . Once out of the trees through a gap in the fence I arrived at the summit of Commedagh via a lower summit and ridge past steep gullies to the left. This route is up over open grassland and Heather and is a lot softer underfoot compared to all the boulders and granite steps that have to be negotiated on the usual route. Will try this route on the way down in the future. Followed the wall down to the stile at the Commedagh / Donard Col and then took the Brandy Pad round to the Stile at the Bloody Bridge approach. Followed wall keeping to the left hand side towards Chimney Rock. Veer away from the wall towards the summit once tracks in the Heather become visible. If you try to be smart as I did and veer off too soon across the flat Bog Heather you will end up "scratching your head" in a maze of marshy channels and pools. I initially had to retrace my steps back to the wall.
Once at the top I had lunch and investigated the rocky outcrops.
This is an interesting little mountain for minimal effort with lovely views all round. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/178/comment/2340/
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