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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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Join. celebrate a stark beauty. .. by simon3   (Show all for Ben Crom)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Crom in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Ben Crom towering over resevoir
gerrym on Ben Crom, 2008
by gerrym  22 Oct 2008
Ben Crom is surrounded by giants in Mourne terms - Binnian, Lamagan, Bernagh - but it more than holds its own in many ways. No other top in these parts offers the jaw dropping views to watery depths below, amazing perspectives along Ben Crom resevoir and from below perhaps one of the most shapely hills in the Mournes??

The easiest approach is along the Ott track, perhaps taking in a visit to the top of Doan on the way. More interesting is coming from below - walk up Trassey to Hares Gap and head straight down again to the upper reaches of Ben Crom resevoir. From here an exhilerating walk along the shoreline gives the most sustained and impressive views of this hill. There is then the opportunity to cross the dam and climb along precarious sheep trails towards the top - there is great adventure along the southern flanks with crags and scree to reach the top. Walk on to Meelbeg, Meelmore, Bernagh and the Hares Gap or walk high above the resevoir to tackle Bernagh from a new angle. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/404/comment/820/
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From the summit of Slieve Loughshannagh I followe .. by wicklore   (Show all for Ben Crom)
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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