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Fauscoum Mountain Fáschom A name in Irish
(Ir. Fáschom, 'empty hollow') Waterford County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green thick-bedded conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 792m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S31689 10508 This summit has been logged as climbed by 349 members. Recently by: IainT, bobbar, jcincork, DaveMc, johncromie, ckilm, Harry Goodman, ericjones, lw24, Martinpeak, dmc, eoghanm, t.jay, tommccarthy, Kiwitrekker
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Longitude: -7.53665, Latitude: 52.245833 , Easting: 231689, Northing: 110508 Prominence: 626m,   Isolation: 1km
ITM: 631641 610557,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Fscm, 10 char: Fauscoum
Bedrock type: Green thick-bedded conglomerate, (Treanearla Formation)

Despite being the highest of the Comeraghs, this is a rather unremarkable summit above the spectacular valley of Coumshingaun. The circuit of Coumshingaun comprises the ascent and descent of two dramatic ridges. The cliffs at the back of the valley offer some of the finest rock-climbs in Ireland. The name Fáschom properly refers to the next coom immediately south of Coumshingaun. The name may refer either to its wild nature or to the fact that, unlike many of the cooms which cut into the Comeragh plateau, it has no lake. Knockaunapeebra / Cnocán an Phíopaire is the name of a a lower peak to the SW.   Fauscoum is the highest mountain in the Comeragh Mountains area and the 49th highest in Ireland. Fauscoum is the highest point in county Waterford.

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I had an amazing experience once on Fauscoum when .. by denisdeasy   (Show all for Fauscoum)
From the summit of Fauscoum follow a bearing of .. by jackill   (Show all for Fauscoum)
The summit cairn of Fauscoum taken as part of the .. by jackill   (Show all for Fauscoum)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Fauscoum in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The descent from the Comeragh Plateau
jackill on Fauscoum, 2005
by jackill  23 Sep 2005
After a week of chianti swilling and pasta gobbling in Aosta , Italy , I hauled my nicely rounded belly to the Comeraghs for a circuit of Coumshingaun lough. I started at Kilclooney wood S342 102 and headed for the lake and the climbed to reach the Plateau up the right hand side of the lake. The track going up picks its way through many large boulders and lots of large ferns . These ferns can hide a multitude of ankle twisting opportunities so sticking to the track is the best option.All the way up you have wonderful views of the lake and out to the sea with Slievenamon becoming slowly visible as you rise.Its an easy trot around the edge of the corry to the point where the photo was taken. This is the only way down on this side of the lake. A rough , steep track winds its way down for about 50 meters until you get to the ridge below. This short descent (to the right of the photo)looks tougher than it is but care must be taken. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/1867/
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My wife and I scrambled Coushingaun loop starting .. by Alaskan   (Show all for Fauscoum)
Parked the car off the R676 and climbed south of .. by Djouce   (Show all for Fauscoum)
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