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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 236 members. Recently by: dr_banuska, IainT, MichaelG55, DelStewart, jlk, newpark-cc, roscorrocket, stevebullers, stang, mgtrose, PPruz, rowanofravara, Cobhclimber, chalky, jackill
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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 485th highest summit in Ireland.

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Sometimes we like to find alternative routes up t .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Ben Crom)
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Picture: Silent Valley Reservoir from Ben Crom
kernowclimber on Ben Crom, 2010
by kernowclimber  29 Mar 2010
We set out from a parking spot at J311 315 C for the Hare’s Gap via the Trassey Track under powdery blue skies with a slight spring chill in the air. The light reflected luridly off the towering wet cliffs below Slievenaglogh as we wove a route up over the boggy and rocky slope to gain the Hare’s Gap. Here the fine spring weather had brought out a number of people who swarmed around the Mourne Wall like gnats!

We beat a hasty retreat from shrieking children and barking dogs to the relative calm of the valley opposite, descending towards Ben Crom Reservoir. The path was unclear in places and periodically boggy underfoot but we soon reached the spot where the Kilkeel River tumbles down into the reservoir over a series of small waterfalls. We picked our way across the river on the tops of granite boulders, pausing awhile to enjoy the sight of the water which in places cascaded chaotically downwards in a rush of whiteness, showering thousands of glistening droplets into deep and secretive lime green pools beneath, or flowed languidly over smooth granite in large scallop-shell patterns.

The pathway skirting the reservoir looked deceptively level from higher up but involved climbing over boulders, clambering upwards to avoid eroded areas and dropping in and out of small gullies conveying the last of the run-off from the recent snows. Boulders fringed the reservoir in a gleaming white ring; opposite towered Ben Crom, eastern slopes stretching wickedly upwards to a shattered granite face containing several deep gashes, the far left of which cast an ominous shadow but looked climbable. We traversed the wall of the dam and turned right to scramble up and over a tumbled mass of angular granite boulders to draw level with the beginning of the gully (route upwards described separately), enjoying the croaky cries of ravens that were soaring high above the indigo waters of the dam.

The gully delivered us close to the summit that offers striking vistas of Slieve Binnian, Doan and Slieve Bearnagh, granite sentinels guarding a fairytale kingdom of wild bog and moorland fringed by the sea. We progressed north via a maze of peat hags amid very squelchy bog to join a path skirting the lower slopes of Slieve Meelbeg. Passing above Blue Lough we spied a rising moon, rich and full as clotted cream, casting its mysterious, elemental reflection in brackish water. Beyond, Slieve Bearnagh’s jagged tors were etched majestically against a purpling sky.

From the saddle at J309 282 D between Slieve Meelmore and Slieve Bearnagh the rocky route past Pollaphuca to the Trassey Track absolutely tortures tired feet. The air was still, broken only by the soft hooting of an owl and perfumed with wood smoke as we neared our car 9 hours and 18kms later, prompting thoughts of home, a welcoming fire and single malt. The Mournes are truly magical and never fail to delight. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/404/comment/4553/
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Ta me ag foghlaim na Gaeilge. Cen fa? Who knows. .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Ben Crom)
Crom! What a mountain! It only sits 300-odd feet .. by Alex92   (Show all for Ben Crom)
Ben Crom by Gee & Phil Calling all walkers/scram .. by ghmcbride   (Show all for Ben Crom)
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