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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: J31300 26000 This summit has been logged as climbed by 237 members. Recently by: trostanite, dr_banuska, IainT, MichaelG55, DelStewart, jlk, newpark-cc, roscorrocket, stevebullers, stang, mgtrose, PPruz, rowanofravara, Cobhclimber, chalky
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Longitude: -5.990448, Latitude: 54.166233 , Easting: 331300, Northing: 326000 Prominence: 81m,   Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 731220 826005,   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 summit in Ireland.

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Join. celebrate a stark beauty. .. by simon3   (Show all for Ben Crom)
 
Ben Crom is surrounded by giants in Mourne terms .. by gerrym   (Show all for Ben Crom)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Crom in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Binnian North Tor & Blue Lough from Ben Crom, with the Reservoir below.
 
wicklore on Ben Crom, 2008
by wicklore  13 Oct 2008
From the summit of Slieve Loughshannagh I followed the Mourne Wall steeply NE down to the col below Slieve Meelbeg. I followed the track around to approximately point J302 273 A before striking out SE towards the distant Ben Crom. Over 1.5 km of wet rough bog had to be negotiated, with the higher bog constantly crisscrossed with peaty channels. Patience was required as I retraced my steps and sought the best (safest & driest!) way through. Doan hulked on my right, and the views back to Meelbeg, Meelmore & Bearnagh were fantastic. I eventually reached a ridge where the bog dropped down to the Bencrom River. I followed this ridge up to the summit of Ben Crom. From a previous view of Ben Crom from Buzzards Roost across the Reservoir, I was mindful of the cliffs that lurked a few feet from the summit. I had a feeling of being at the heart of the Mournes, with all the major summits in a wide circle around me-Binnian, Lamagan, Cove, Commedagh, Bearnagh, Meelmore, Meelbeg and Slieve Muck. I noticed a few circular hollows in the rock at the summit which seem to be common in the Mournes. Nearby Doan beckoned and I headed back NW to contour around towards her. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/404/comment/3383/
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Central Mournes walk .. by hbowman   (Show all for Ben Crom)
 
Scree strangeness. .. by simon3   (Show all for Ben Crom)
 
After tackling Slieve Bearnagh's precipitous heig .. by csd   (Show all for Ben Crom)
 
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