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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)
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Chimney Rock Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
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gerrym on Chimney Rock Mountain, 2007
by gerrym  23 Nov 2007
Climbed 29.3.04 parking at Bloody Bridge (388269 B) and following path along Bloody Bridge River. This makes a welcome change to following the Glen River if you haven't tried it before. A diversion was provided by a group of young people, presumably from the nearby outdoor pursuits centre, taking the plunge into one of the rock pools in the river. When the quarry track becomes visible on the opposite bank (377268 C) cross the river and follow it. Turn off left and climb the slopes of Slievenagarragh (450m) on firm ground. An hour after starting reached summmit cairn with nice views out to sea. Chimney Rock looms ahead to the west and a further half hour reaches the summit ridge. Aim for the rocky tors to the north where can spend a little time exploring with great views across to Binnian and Lamagan and to Donard. Head for the summit cairn to the south east crossing a couple of little rocky mini summits on the way. There is a delightful stone shelter just below the summit cairn. Will need to backtrack north again and will have to decide on which of the many possible options to take to continue - I dropped down to the Mourne Wall and followed it south to climb Rocky Mountain. Returned along the Bloody Bridge Path to the carpark.

Thought this would be a perfect camping spot this year. Heading up from Donard Park by the Glen River on a summer evening. Met a few people coming down off the hills but we were the only ones heading up this late. Clear blue skies bathed Newcastle in sunshine whilst the Glen River valley hid in the shadow of its imposing guardians. The climb up to the wall is followed by a tramp along the Brandy Pad and up to the rocky tors on the summit of Chimney Rock. We set up camp in the shadow of one of the tors, providing some shelter and offering a magnificent view down over the Irish Sea. As darkness descended the lighthouse at St. Johns Points swept a narrow beam of concentrated light out over the water, lights from houses on the Isle of Man were only a stones throw away. We cooked some hot food and settled in to a great nights sleep, on top of the world in our eyes. Next morning it was a case of packing and heading back down, again in good weather. A fantastic experinence of camping high in the Mournes with no other visible souls, looking down from the darkness to civilisation and brightness far below. An easy ans accessible camping option with fantastic views and far from the madding crowds. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/178/comment/900/
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