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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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Djouce on Fauscoum, 2002
by Djouce  5 Nov 2002
Parked the car off the R676 and climbed south of Coumshingaun corrie. Very steep cliffs - would be very dangerous in poor visibility. Beatiful views down (see photo). Continued north and then west to Crotty's Rock ( a spectacular group of rocks looking east). again more dangerous cliffs. Crotty's Rock is called after the outlaw William Crotty who used it as his base. Then descended back to the car. Time taken about 6 hours Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/192/
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