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Gearhane Mountain An Géarán A name in Irish
(Ir. An Géarán [OSI], 'the fang') Kerry County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Purple cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 792m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 71 Grid Reference: Q73317 08255 This summit has been logged as climbed by 124 members. Recently by: Bunsen7, Eirepur, IainT, Wilderness, eamonoc, ericjones, PeakPaul, markmjcampion, muddyboots, mickeysla, Krumel, tsheehy, bossyboots, chalky, Harry Goodman
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Longitude: -9.854097, Latitude: 52.211966 , Easting: 73317, Northing: 108255 Prominence: 17m,   Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 473294 608309,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Grh792, 10 char: Gearhan792
Bedrock type: Purple cross-bedded sandstone, (Cappagh Sandstone Formation)

Between Gearhane and the summit of Caherconree are two rock features known as Finn Mac Cool's Table and Finn Mac Cool's Chair.   Gearhane is the 49th highest summit in Ireland.

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Ascent from the Derrymore Valley .. by group   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
I took this photo on the ridge between Caherconre .. by jackill   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
It's a long, joint-mangling descent from Gearhane .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gearhane in area Slieve Mish, Ireland
Picture: Gearhane's long ridge from the east.
 
simon3 on Gearhane, 2005
by simon3  5 Nov 2005
An excellent point to start for much of the southern Slieve Mish area is at Q74224 10770 B. Going west out of Tralee on the N86 after about 11k you encounter a hump-backed bridge ("Derrymore Bridge"). Turn left shortly afterwards into a fairly narrow road which you can follow until it ends. There's a limited amount of parking here. Go past a pebble dashed house and there is path leading to open land.

Once there Gearhane is directly ahead. It's a steep pull up, slightly easier to the left as you face it (the NE ridge).

As you rise you can get glimpses of the Derrymore valley and a good view of the graceful conical Barrtregaum NW summit. Gearhane becomes a narrow North South ridge around 800m long. The summit itself has a few outcrops, one of which has a small cairn beside it which is probably the highest point. On a good day, views open out right down the Dingle peninsula and to the north Kerry coast.

There is another Gearhane on the Dingle peninsula just south of Brandon of 803m.
Out of curiousity I wondered is it possible to see the other from here. The other is 26.6km west, however Beenoskee is in the way, (16km away).. The top of Beenoskee at 826m is higher than either Gearhane. According to my measurements you would be able to see one from the other, because the line of sight goes slightly south of the summit of Beenoskee at a point where it is around 700m high. Perhaps someone can oblige with a photo! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/47/comment/2030/
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Excellent views down to the bay and well worth ta .. by paul_a_newton   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
Simon's theory on the view westward .. by stargazer   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
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