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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Fauscoum in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Rocky area on ridge south of lake
Alaskan on Fauscoum, 2007
by Alaskan  5 Aug 2007
My wife and I scrambled Coushingaun loop starting from the Kilclooney Wood parking area. We followed the trail to the road, walked passed the fake tree to the end of the road, hopped over the fence and followed the trail to its end, from which we hiked up the meadows to the ridge. The ridge proved to be more interesting than my wife had expected with some rocky scrambles. The rocky section had many short side bits that seemed to end at scenic view points overlooking drop-offs. It took some poking about to find the best way up but was fun. My wife was quite glad that it was a sunny, dry day when we climbed up the last steep bit at the headwall to the top. She spent most of that part testing the relative merits of the various types of heather for use as hand holds. Once on the summit plateau, we wandered through the bogs to Fauscoum. Had lunch overlooking the lake then descended the north side ridge. It was a pleasant walk except for the part through the rocky section where my wife's bifocals made the scramble down through the boulders most interesting. When our descending trail met the normal trail to the lake, we continued straight across and followed sheep trails until we merged with our ascent route at the bottom of the south ridge. It was much more interesting than most Irish mountains with a few moderate challenges to give it merit. And there were the beautiful views over the lake. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/2788/
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