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Brassel Mountain Mountain Cnoc Breasail A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Breasail [TH] or Breasail [OSI 1:25,000], 'hill of raddle') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 575m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V83049 82269 This summit has been logged as climbed by 61 members. Recently by: Onzy, PeakPaul, IainT, Martinpeak, tommccarthy, chalky, ciarraioch, omurchu, hugh_oc, simoburn, suiladoir, jarekmajkusiak, turfymccloud, Cobhclimber, frankmc04
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Longitude: -9.702876, Latitude: 51.980689 , Easting: 83049, Northing: 82269 Prominence: 50m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 483024 582329,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrslMn, 10 char: BrslMntn
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

The Ordnance Survey Name Book suggests that Breasal is a man's name, but a connection with raddle, the red dye traditionally used to mark sheep, seems more likely.   Brassel Mountain is the 348th highest summit in Ireland. Brassel Mountain is the second most southerly summit in the MacGillycuddy's Reeks area.

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S Mc Auliffe on Brassel Mountain, 2004
by S Mc Auliffe  23 Jan 2004
Brassel is a pretty nondescript lump that is usually a stepping stone on the way up to the main Reeks ridge. It does however have one great thing going for it, there is a lovely scramble to be had at the start of the climb.Walk in past Feabrahy and head up towards Lough Callee. Before you reach the lake head for the obvious rocky buttress on the right of an ill defined gully. As you get nearer it looks a bit intimidating but don't despair, the rock has lots of ledges and positive holds. I would grade it as a scramble 2 or 3. When you reach the top there is a small drop and then a steep push of about 1300 ft to reach the main ridge. Turn right and enjoy the beautiful walk to Cnoc na Peiste. Retrace your steps about 200 yards and descend steeply on a southeast heading to the 600 meter contour. Down then an easy gully to Lough Googh and head for the hairpin on Black Valley road. A lovely day. The pic isn't great but it shows Brassel low and just left of centre with Feabrahy centre and of course the main Reeks ridge as seen from Drishana. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/317/comment/824/
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Just back from a great weekend in the Reeks. A gr .. by kkendellen   (Show all for Brassel Mountain)
 
Brassel is very much the idiot half-brother of th .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Brassel Mountain)
 
Here is a better picture of Brassel. The scramble .. by S Mc Auliffe   (Show all for Brassel Mountain)
 
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