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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)
 
The picture shows entire Brandon Ridge with Brand .. by jackill   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
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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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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