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Eskatarriff East Top Mountain For origin of name, see Eskatarriff. Kerry County In Arderin List

Height: 532.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V74285 53150 This summit has been logged as climbed by 54 members. Recently by: GSheehy, Teresa-ms, eugeneryan959, osullivanm, jackill, simon3, Aongus, noelvontrap, Cobhclimber, Onzy, Havoc, jimbloomer, kmicheal, mirec82, Pazapas
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Longitude: -9.81978, Latitude: 51.71721 Prominence: 38.2m,   Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 474262 553216,   GPS IDs, 6 char: EsktEs, 10 char: EsktrfEstT

Eskatarriff East Top is the 391st highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Eskatarriff East Top in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Eskatarriff East from the west.
 
Steep sided jutting peak.
Short Summary created by simon3  13 Jun 2013 This is an extraordinarily shaped piece of rock jutting out into Rabach's Glen. Most likely it will be accessed as part of the circuit of that Glen. It could be reached from the north in Rabach's Glen or south from the Glanmore River side. The north face of the summit is a nearly sheer 300m, however the south side is a relatively benign slope.
A somewhat comparable peak would be Ben Lugmore in the Mweelrea Mountains and a nearer comparison would be Droppa near Cummeenbaun.
Needless to say this could be a dangerous place in wind or wintery conditions.

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by mikek  21 Aug 2004 Climbed this as part of S to N crossing of the Beara Penninsula (along the Cork Kerry Border) starting S of Hungry Hill and finishing in Ardgroom. Hungry Hill was wonderfull with great views to the S & E, and was followed by a pleasant lunch beside Glas Loughs (Ref:738502 (Point A))where my dog had numerous swims. From here to Eskatariff things started to go (metaphorically speaking) downhill. I expected the valley S of Eskatarriff to be wet, but as the weather had been dry for a number of weeks, I gave it a go. As expected, the ground was dry, however, the high marsh grass was something else. I fought my way through waist high grass for about a kilometer until I reached the start of the ascent (E of Clogher). To my despair I realised that the deep grass continued almost to the summit of Eskatarriff. I have never come across such terrain on an ascent before, and do not look forward to meeting it again. My dog went underground for the duration and occassionally had to leap up through the grass to see daylight. From Eskatarriff I crossed NW and was rewarded with a magnificant descent into the sunset heading W along the Tooreennamna ridge. This ridge has fantastic views N to the Iveragh Peninisula, the Kenmare River and Ardgroom Harbour, W to the Skelligs and SW to Glenbeg Lough. Word of warning: The W end of the ridge is very steep and rocky and descent is not recommended. I descended NW by one of the steep grassy gullies before reaching the end of the ridge. The overall route would be magnificant but for the Clogher valley, which would be made worse after wet weather when the deep grass would be accompanied soft ground. It may be possible to make the crossing over better ground via the col between Maulin N and Eskatarriff (Ref:722518 (Point B)).
Point A: V738 502 Point B: V722 518
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Eskatarriff East Top in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
by eoin  23 Apr 2004 The dramatic rock dome summit on the Cummeengeera Horseshoe walk above Rabach's Glen near Lauragh. Just beyond Eskatarriff this summit is much more dramatic than its bigger brother to the west.

The photo is taken from nearby Eskatarriff
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Eskatarriff East Top in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Eskatarriff East from the north.
 
Nose of rock cut down to size by its neighbours.
by simon3  13 Jun 2013 Eskatarriff East is one of those places that looks incredibly intimidating near to. And indeed the area has had at least one accident, when on 10th October 2010 Kerry Mountain Rescue team were placed on standby after a female walker broke her ankle on the ridge just below Eskatarriff. The Team were subsequently stood down after it was confirmed that the casualty had been successfully airlifted by the Shannon Coast Guard helicopter.

However from across the glen its cliff doesn't appear so steep and it is surrounded on the left and right by higher points on the ridge. Even behind it Hungry Hill looms in the distance.
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Picture: Eskatarriffs from the south.
Eskatarriff East and a mighty view to the Reeks.
by simon3  13 Jun 2013 Unsung, Eskatarriff East deserves yet another picture, this time from the south, the Knocknagree area.

Serendipitously, part of the Reeks appears in the keyhole between Eskatarriff East Top and Lackabane (to the right).
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