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Binn Chaonaigh Mountain (Ir. Binn Chaonaigh [TR], 'peak of moss') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 633m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L90037 51562 This summit has been logged as climbed by 246 members. Recently by: ColinCallanan, kevinmbyrne1, Mulciber, hannukkah, hivisibility, GerLeahy, polovirus, maike, crankechick, pcnovice, eoghancarton, scapania, simoburn, conormcbandon, chalky
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Longitude: -9.658057, Latitude: 53.502711 , Easting: 90037, Northing: 251562 Prominence: 108m,   Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 490004 751581,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnChng, 10 char: BnChngh
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Walks: for a route along the ridge, taking in Binn Chaonaigh and Binn idir an dá Log , see Kevin Corcoran, West of Ireland Walks, 81-92.   Binn Chaonaigh is the 227th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Chaonaigh in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: rock, rock and more rock!
 
The first of the second stage
Short Summary created by wicklore,  8 Aug 2011
Binn Chaonaigh is the first mountain on the second stage of the traditional Maamturks walk if approaching from the south. This involves a 400 metre climb up from Maumeen, which is tough enough going directly from the car park, let alone after a traverse from Corcogemore several kms away. The upper few hundred metres of these mountains are pure quartzite, so good footwear is needed to walk on the fields of shattered stone and follow the sandy trails carved out by countless boots.

The approach from the south to Binn Chaonaigh can be started from the car park at L893 495 A. From the car park it is a climb of 530 metres to the summit, which includes an initial 130 metre walk up to the col. Follow the good track up to the col between Binn Mhòr and Binn Chaonaigh, known as Maumeen, where there is a Chapel and Holy Well. Turn left to climb 400 metres up to Binn Chaonaigh over initial steep grassy slopes and then shattered rock. Care is needed throughout the walk as some sections are steep.

Any walk in the Maamturks should be undertaken with care as there are few escape options if bad weather descends or you get tired. Even in good weather you need to be confident in your navigation as there are sections where you are surrounded by rock and you need to be able to pick your route. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/225/comment/4985/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Chaonaigh in area Maamturks, Ireland
New Comment: High mountain lochan
by ColinCallanan  20 Jun 2015
Beautiful little lonely lochan, not far from the top of Ben Chaonaigh
https://www.flickr.com/photos/114869875 B@N04/sets/72157652101787263 C Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/225/comment/18144/
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Silver on Binn Chaonaigh, 2005
by Silver  16 Mar 2005
At Gr (L 890 530 D) looking back at Binn Mhairg and Binn Chaonaigh Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/225/comment/1534/
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Silver on Binn Chaonaigh, 2005
by Silver  16 Mar 2005
This is the decent to Mam Ochoige with view of Knocknahillon/Cnoc Na HUilleann mountain and Letterbreckaun/Binn Bhriocain mountain in distance.

On bottom left of photo on decent is cliffs. Walk along edge to right and search for a steep path/gully which swings to the left is hidden by overhanging rock. Walk down to the left of Loch Mham Ochoige.
[ Editor's Note: While what Silver says about the route to Mham Ochóige is possible, it isn't safe particularly in bad weather. One year a number of us saw a woman fall a serious distance above the Loch on the organised Maumturks Walk. Go towards the left of the ridge, starting from probably around where the pic was taken at a bearing of around 277 magnetic. ] Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/225/comment/1535/
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Silver on Binn Chaonaigh, 2005
by Silver  16 Mar 2005
Picture of Binn Dhoire Chlair, Binn Chorr and Bencorrbeg in distance taken from descent from Binn Chaonigh Gr(L896518 E) with Binn idir an da Log to the front right of picture Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/225/comment/1529/
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Silver on Binn Chaonaigh, 2005
by Silver  16 Mar 2005
This photo was taken from Binn Idir an Da Log with the route I took. In far distance is Binn Mhor, Binn mhairg is to the middle left with a walk along the ridge to Binn Chaonaigh on right of photo, decend down Binn Chaonaigh there is a path of cruncy quartzite gravel running down the gap before ascent the gap to Binn Idir an da Log Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/225/comment/1533/
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