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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.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/331/
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I approached this one from the South-East side, f .. by john_desmond   (Show all for Carran South Top)
 
Another way in to the Carran area starts at aroun .. by simon3   (Show all for Carran South Top)
 
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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View of Carran (left) and Carran South Top from K .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Carran South Top)
 
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