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Carran South Top Mountain For origin of name, see Carran. Kerry County, in Arderin List, Cross-bedded sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 567m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W05468 67036 This summit has been logged as climbed by 29 members. Recently by: IainT, PeakPaul, ciarraioch, melohara, markmjcampion, garrettd, Onzy, muddyboots, Msbinireland, sandilandsn, simoburn, chalky, Cobhclimber, slebog, thomas_g
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Longitude: -9.372517, Latitude: 51.848093 , Easting: 105468, Northing: 67036 Prominence: 42m,   Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 505438 567099,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrnSth, 10 char: CrnSthTp
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone & siltstone, (Slaheny Sandstone Formation)

Carran South Top is the 371st highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carran South Top in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Summit in the immediate foreground with Coomataggart in the distance
 
john_desmond on Carran South Top, 2006
by john_desmond  22 Apr 2006
I approached this one from the South-East side, from Bealick. The ground was very boggy and it was slow going. If I was going to do it again, I think I'd come in from the public road from the Kilgarvan side and go up the track at W035 662 A . Looking down at this road from the summit, you realise how close it is. From here, it is only a short walk to Carran itself and the going is easier. As for the summit itself, you have a choice of 2 points. They are only about 10 metres apart. There are a few stones on the Southern one although by looking at the mountains in the background, I'd reckon the Northern one is the highest and this is where I took the GPS readings. In terms of location, this summit is not part of any obvious loop circuit and as such, it is a bit out of the way. Having completed a walk of all the Carran tops, I saw no sign of footprints or erosion which would suggest that very few people walk in this part of Kerry. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/331/comment/2294/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carran South Top in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Carran South
simon3 on Carran South Top, 2006
by simon3  29 May 2006
Another way in to the Carran area starts at around W03939 68915 B where there is parking for one car or perhaps a bit further east where the tarmac road stops with permission from the people that live near there.

Getting to Carran South requires going first east into the fine west facing coum. Turn right at around W04857 68778 C and SW via tracks to W04138 67735 D. From there it is possible to get to Carran South relatively easily (or Carran)

The picture shows Carran South from Carran. Not exactly a steep sided summit! As john_desmond says this place is a bit out of the way and rarely visited. The summit on the skyline to the right is Conigar. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/331/comment/2355/
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Bealick - avoid this descent...
by Conor74  6 Sep 2010
Putting this comment in with Carran South Top as it is the nearest summit, but guess it really applies to any walk in the popular Gougane Barra area. Parked at Gougane Barra lake, and walked Conigar and over Bealick and on to Carran South Top and Carran yesterday in driving wind and rain.

From Carran descended to the valley to the east, then walked south east making for the lowest point between Bealick and the spot height 509 to its North. From there made straight for Gougane Barra which looked like the most direct route, if a bit steep - REALLY bad idea. Fought my way through tall grass, which went above the waist in parts and hid very uneven ground, so had a few falls along the way though the thick grass at least made for soft landings. This grew progressively wilder, incorporating fern, then furze and fern, then furze fern and an absolute jungle of briars. The briar belt seemed to extend for a long long way, was fighting my losing battle through it for the bones of half an hour, and the steepness of the descent I had just come down made turning around less appealing than having arms and legs ripped. Crossed a few fences as well, hoping that they would mark more cultivated ground, but things did not get better until I was almost at the lake itself. Maybe I was unfortunate and there are easier routes above the lake, but wouldn't bank on it. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/331/comment/6086/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carran South Top in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Carran & S Top
 
Colin Murphy on Carran South Top, 2009
by Colin Murphy  11 Jun 2009
View of Carran (left) and Carran South Top from Knockantooreen Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/331/comment/3844/
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