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Gearhane Mountain An Géarán A name in Irish
(Ir. An Géarán [OSI], 'the fang') Kerry County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 803m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q46825 08791 This summit has been logged as climbed by 202 members. Recently by: IainT, rleahy, Martinpeak, thomas_g, gerrym, ericjones, eryri, Colin Murphy, Wilderness, Peter Walker, DenisMc, PeteBog, frankmc04, PeakPaul, mickeysla
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Longitude: -10.241621, Latitude: 52.210057 , Easting: 46825, Northing: 108791 Prominence: 25.9m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 446808 608845,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Grhn, 10 char: Gearhane
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

The name refers to the peak's pointed profile when seen from the S. Note its relationship with its higher neighbour, Brandon Peak, which is Barr an Ghéaráin, 'top of the fang' in Irish.   Gearhane is the 39th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gearhane in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: From the ridge to the north
 
Narrow ridge-shaped peak
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, Onzy, aidand,  16 May 2016
Gearhane is usually climbed as part of a ridge walk including Mount Brandon and Brandon Peak. Save this top-class walk for a fine day. The walk can be done in either direction. Two cars are required to avoid a long road walk at the end. From Cloghane village take the side road near the church. Drive to the end at a place called Mullagh a Bheal ('mullock') Q470068 A. Park near the old farmhouse and then climb in a northerly direction to the summit. There is a narrow stretch over to Brandon Peak, then follow the ridge onto Mount Brandon. Descend to Faha, near Cloghane. In good weather the route is straightforward. However there are serious cliffs, so in poor visibility this is a testing route for any navigator. Allow 5 to 6 hours.

Video short summary to Gearhand & Brandon Peak here:
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gearhane in area Brandon Group, Ireland
jackill on Gearhane, 2004
by jackill  5 Aug 2004
The picture shows entire Brandon Ridge with Brandon Mountain behind to the left ,its summit just touching the clouds,then Brandon South Top (Droim na Muice)just above my hat and Brandon Peak peeping out from behind Gearhane in the extreme right.If you get the weather the views in all directions can only be described as splendid, Eagle Mountain and the Blaskets to the south west, back over Brandon bay to Tralee to the north east an of course the Central Dingle range to the South with the 'Reeks visible in the distance - possibly the best ridge walk in Ireland, it is one to do before you die Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/37/comment/1053/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gearhane in area Brandon Group, Ireland
 
csd on Gearhane, 2003
by csd  29 Jun 2003
I agree with Milo - and what a nice conclusion it is! Much quieter than the peak of Brandon itself (which seems to teem with people). The summit of Gearhane is a fairly narrow ridge with a steep drop down to the valleys on either side. The remote effect is spoiled somewhat by a gate and fence. Pic shows the approach to Gearhane from Brandon Peak. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/37/comment/572/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gearhane in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: Gearhane from An Bhinn Dubh - new road centre top
liam on Gearhane, 2007
by liam  18 Mar 2007
Coming down off the Brandon ridge at Folach na Marbh, a bizarre new road is to be found between Loch na mBan and the head of the Cloghane River. In poor visibility it can be found due south of Q463082 B which is on the SW ridge of Gearhane. It is very well constructed with banks and drainage ditches and after a few zigs and zags joins the much older and attractive track down to the farmhouse at Mullach Bhéal. Is a wind farm or forestry planned for this beautiful and remote hillside? Hopefully not. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/37/comment/2640/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gearhane in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: May the force be with Kerry
 
Kerry scenery to be a big star in Star Wars
by Colin Murphy  16 May 2016
I met a local gentleman called Dan O'Sullivan from the Dingle walkers club near the summit of Gearhane and he pointed out the white line up a distant hillside, which was the artificial road built to facilitate the crew filming Star Wars. I can only imagine what the crew thought of their surroundings, but certainly on the day I was there the scenery was truly epic and worthy of any Hollywood blockbuster. There was a heat haze but you might still make out the white road at the centre of the picture just to the left of the Three Sisters. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/37/comment/18530/
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milo on Gearhane, 2002
by milo  29 Jul 2002
Best done as a conclusion to the Brandon circuit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/37/comment/51/
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