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Crohan West Mountain Cruachán A name in Irish
(Ir. Cruachán [OSI], 'little stack') Tipperary County, in Arderin List, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 521m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: S09673 10200 This summit has been logged as climbed by 139 members. Recently by: melohara, Martinpeak, maike, eoghanm, William-J, t.jay, tommccarthy, eoghancarton, PeakPaul, walker26, markmjcampion, dmc, strangeweaver, marzka, Wilderness
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Longitude: -7.859186, Latitude: 52.243935 , Easting: 209673, Northing: 110200 Prominence: 76m,   Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 609616 610254,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrhnWs, 10 char: CrhnWest
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

Crohan is also the name of a townland in the parish of Newcastle. According to Power, this place is mentioned in the life of St. Declan.   Crohan West is the 503rd highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crohan West in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: From Knocksculloge
My favourite vantage point of the Knockmealdowns
Short Summary created by jackill,  29 Dec 2011
Park on the roadside at S112 083 A on the Mellary to Newcastle road just after you cross the border to Tipperary and an abandoned farmhouse. There is room here for 5-6 cars.
You will notice there are two tracks running side by side uphill , take the right hand one and follow it uphill due west.
After 0.75 kms follow this track left (at this turn note the other new wide track turning to the right)and around the side of Knockmeal for about 1km.
When the track turns left again and slightly downhill to the col with Knocknafallia you will reach a wall running up Knockmeal and to the northeast.
Follow this wall as it turns left (north ) near the summit cairn of Knockmeal, down to the col and up again to Crohan West
You can also turn right as noted above and follow a new track until it starts to descend to the east. Leave the track at this point and cross the bog directly to Crohan Wests summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/410/comment/5169/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crohan West in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
simon3 on Crohan West, 2003
by simon3  3 Mar 2003
Crohan West (Cruachán in Irish) can be a convenient start to a circuit of the main mountains of the Knockmealdowns. It can be reached by ascending up a forest ride (narrow unplanted strip) just west of the Liam Lynch memorial.
Looked at from the summit, the two walls in the picture are like arms pointing towards two of the principal mountains. Knockmeal is to the left of the picture, Knocknafallia to the right. Knockmeal, to the south of Crohan, which would often be the next summit to visit in a circuit, can be reached along a heathery ridge nearly 2km long. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/410/comment/362/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crohan West in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
jackill on Crohan West, 2004
by jackill  24 Oct 2004
Very wet day down south so I decided to get a few of the lesser summits under my belt.Started at S083 112 B and followed the track for approx. 0.75 km. The track then swings around to the south west (not shown on map) - tI went straight ahead 0.5 kms over bog and heather to the summit cairn of Knockmeal.
From Knockmeal I followed the wall as marked on the map over to Crohan West. Its a very exposed summit over looking Tipperary and Waterford ( photo) - some shelter on the north side of the summit cairn for the soup and sandwich. I followed another wall(east of Crohan overlooking the Melleray to Newcastle road) not on the map down to some newly planted forestry and then followed the forest track(ta v. much coillte) to the main road at approx S087 111 C Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/410/comment/1272/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crohan West in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Crohan West from the north east.
mneary34 on Crohan West, 2005
by mneary34  31 Aug 2005
On 10th August 2005, in what turned out to be a glorious sunny day, myself and Tom Milligan set out to traverse the Knockmealdowns in a linear trek from east to west and the route is 26 km with a total climb of 1600m. It proved to be an interesting day with great views to the Galtees, the Comeraghs and the plains to the north and south as well as the sea near Youghal. We had earlier left a car at the finish near Farbreaga at R 983 089 D and then started the trek at a point east of Crohan West. Starting south of Newcastle at S 115 105 E the East Munster Way provides a good and interesting access to the lower slopes of Crohan West. After 0.5 km as the waymarked route turns to the north west on a contour there is a track that leads directly uphill towards the summit. Further on there is a band of forest but there is a path which leads through an opening which heads directly for the summit. From there across heather and gorse the summit awaits. See Knockmeal for a continuation of the traverse. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/410/comment/1871/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crohan West in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
jackill on Crohan West, 2004
by jackill  1 Nov 2004
Crohan West from the col between Knocknafallia and Knocknagnauv.
The county wall here seems to have sunk into the bog but there
is a well worn track until the wall returns at S085 085 F Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/410/comment/1293/
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SDillmore on Crohan West, 2005
by SDillmore  7 Feb 2005
With not much time on a Sunday, I had to climb Crohan West and Knockmeal. I started at a small turnoff where the East Munster Way meets the road at S115 104 G. The plan was to head just south of due west to the forest's edge, then take that around, but a fence impeded my progress. Not wanting to antagonize the landowner, I followed the trail further to where it meets the forest corner (the forest map on OSI 74 is rather accurate), but encountered another fence, which I climbed as it was at higher altitude and was probably commerical property. I followed the trail to its end at S101 105 H, then headed straight up to the peak. The heather is almost waist high for the first 100m or so, and it's not a fun trudge, but it thins out quickly and the ascent is rather easy. Nice views all around. Will post a picture after film is developed. Rest of the walk is described under Knockmeal. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/410/comment/1468/
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