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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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COMMENTS for Gearhane 1 of 1
Narrow ridge-shaped peak .. by group   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
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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I agree with Milo - and what a nice conclusion it .. by csd   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
Coming down off the Brandon ridge at Folach na Ma .. by liam   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
Kerry scenery to be a big star in Star Wars .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
Best done as a conclusion to the Brandon circuit. .. by milo   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
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