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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Faha Ridge in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: The Faha ridge rising above the Pater Noster Lakes
 
Careful now Ted!
Short Summary created by scapania, jackill,  26 Jan 2011
Start at the carpark under the Faha Grotto( marked on OS map) on the hillside overlooking Cloghane. There is room for 8-10 cars.
Walk up the track past grotto and on until you cross over a wire fence. At this point you will be near the crest of the ridge.
Leave the path and continue on up to the crest of the ridge after the wire fence and follow a low line of stones upwards. This stone line will after a short distance start to veer to the left away from the crest of the ridge. Do not follow it, stay near to the crest which will turn slowly towards the right. You will eventually gain a grassy platform (Benagh)after crossing another fence at about 790/800 meters elevation, here starts the more difficult section which has many rocky steps to negotiate.
Be very sure about the ability of your party before attempting this ridge.
It is difficult in good weather and in bad weather/visibility/winds might not be such a good idea.
If you decide to do it then stay as close to the top as possible.The summit is just before the drop down to the side of the large rock slab. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/35/comment/4795/
 
Proceeding east to west, you descend from the nor .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Faha Ridge)
 
This photo gives a clearer view of the route down .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Faha Ridge)
 
Faha Ridge (centre of photo) as viewed from th .. by jackill   (Show all for Faha Ridge)
 
Faha proper. .. by sbender   (Show all for Faha Ridge)
 
EAST (Faha) RIDGE route: Grade 1 scramble: techni .. by lewvalton   (Show all for Faha Ridge)
 
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