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Faha Ridge Mountain Na Poirt A name in Irish
(Ir. Na Poirt [TCCD*], 'the fortifications') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 809m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q46436 12050 This summit has been logged as climbed by 186 members. Recently by: rleahy, Martinpeak, ericjones, t.jay, tommccarthy, davidsloan_1, PeteBog, kipper, Onzy, Balor, CaptainVertigo, grzywaczmarcin, Alatar, hannukkah, skhg
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Longitude: -10.248757, Latitude: 52.239223 , Easting: 46436, Northing: 112050 Prominence: 44m,   Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 446421 612104,   GPS IDs, 6 char: FhRdg, 10 char: Faha Ridge
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

This is the airy arete located west of Benagh promontory fort. It drops steeply to the south into Com an Chnoic, and even more abruptly to the north into Coimín na gCnámh. Previously Brandon Mtn North East Top in MV.   Faha Ridge is the 36th highest summit in Ireland.

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Picture: Narrow point Faha Ridge
 
lewvalton on Faha Ridge, 2009
by lewvalton  6 Jan 2009
EAST (Faha) RIDGE route: Grade 1 scramble: technically easy, but exposure can be impressive - especially on the ridge's north side. The ascent from Faha/the Grotto (OSi map 70 Grid ref Q493119 A) up the slopes to the start of the ridge proper (point 822) is hard graft through trackless heather - best option is to aim for the remains of the ridge wall (grid ref Q487123 B) and walk along that as much as possible. The scrambling section begins at point 822 (grid ref Q469119 C) and is superb. Individual difficulties can be avoided, most specifically a flat knife edge section with a 10m drop at it's end - avoided via a steep descent path on it's right hand/north side - but beyond retreating the ridge overall appears to be largely inescapable, with one break in the encircling cliffs on the south side only obvious from below. The views down into the savage glen of the Paternoster lakes with Brandon's ridges falling in parallel are stupendous. The obvious steeper upper section of the ridge that rises direct to the summit plateau from the small col is a genuine rock climb; avoid this via the steep slopes on the right which take you direct to the subsidiary point 891 from where the summit is an easy stroll. Magnificent views. A classic route on one of the greatest mountains in these islands. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/35/comment/3510/
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