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Ben Crom Mountain Binn Chrom A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Crom or Beann Chrom [PNNI], 'curved/stooped peak') Down County, in Arderin List, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 526m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J31291 26007
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Longitude: -5.990583, Latitude: 54.166298 , Easting: 331291, Northing: 326007 Prominence: 81m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 731211 826012,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnCrm, 10 char: Ben Crom
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Ben Crom overlooks the Ben Crom Reservoir, situated upstream from the older Silent Valley Reservoir. It was constructed in 1957 to meet Belfast's growing demand for water.   Ben Crom is the 483rd highest place in Ireland.

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Alex92 on Ben Crom, 2007
by Alex92  7 Nov 2007
Crom! What a mountain! It only sits 300-odd feet above the valley between it and Bearnagh, this NE approach to the summit being the easiest. Approaching from this side, I would advise you to wear gaiters as it's more boggy than the Mississippi floodplain! However, when viewed from the East (at the Ben Crom reservoir, or from the slopes of Binnian) it looks a lot more menacing! The Eastern slopes of Ben Crom presents some of the steepest ground in all of Mourne, just look at how close the contours are on the map! Start at the Blue Quarry/Ott carpark and follow the track past Ott, over the stile and between Carn and Slieve Loughshannagh. Curve around the edge of Loughshannagh to join the path which skirts Doan and heads towards 'Crom. An alternative route would be to start from the Carrick Little carpark and to follow the track past Binnian and the Annalong Wood, then take the path which forks left and follow it past the Blue Lough to Lamagan. Zig-zag down Lamagan to the path above the Ben Crom Reservoir, cross the dam and begin the strenuous climb to the summit of 'Crom! The latter of the suggested routes would be my favourite. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/404/comment/2891/
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