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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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Comeraghs highest point .. by group   (Show all for Fauscoum)
Coumshingaun seen through a rock .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Fauscoum)
Having had a scary experience on a gully scramble .. by Al   (Show all for Fauscoum)
Why not take in another lake? .. by thomas_g   (Show all for Fauscoum)
Deise splendour .. by Kennyj   (Show all for Fauscoum)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Fauscoum in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Enjoying the fine coastal views from the summit of Knockaunapeebra
kernowclimber on Fauscoum, 2010
by kernowclimber  3 Feb 2010
Taking advantage of some very fine but bitterly cold weather, we climbed Knockaunapeebra on 30th January 2010 via the Mahon Falls. This was something we had been planning to do for some time but were thwarted on our attempt last June due to the fact that the window of our car was smashed during the night while we were rough camping nearby. Be warned, this is unfortunately a common occurrence in the Comeraghs according to the local police, so don’t leave valuables on view in your car. We scrambled up the rocks on the left side of the waterfalls which posed one or two moderate moves where we decided to use a rope due to the wet conditions of the rock and the potential for patches of verglas higher up. Evidence that the falls had been much swollen by the recent snowmelt was clear to see by the amount of debris that had been deposited on rocks nearby and vegetation stripped away from others. We were rewarded with the sight of amazing icicles that had formed through the constant presence of spray on the walls at the top of the falls and jewel-like ice crystals encasing single strands of grass. We then continued with a traverse round a ledge half way up the valley to access a gully at a height of 420m to take us up to the top of the cliffs. The gully, located to the right of a prominent pinnacle of rock, was about 100 metres long, quite vegetated and wet, but the rock offered enough grip to make our progress steady if inelegant! From the top, the views down the valley of the Mahon River to the coast were magnificent. We then climbed to the summit of Knockaunapeebra with its frigid, ice encrusted twin cairns glinting angrily in the low afternoon sun, greatly enjoying clear views of the coast. We descended the ridge southeast from Knockaunapeebra, past the cliffs and beyond a smaller waterfall where we scrambled down over the rocks which were partially obscured by heather making our descent slightly onerous! Roughly opposite the Mahon Falls car park we headed across the flat, boggy ground and crossed the Mahon River which had clearly been in recent spate, to join the path back to the car park after some 4 hours. A thoroughly enjoyable day out and a great first scramble of 2010. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/4385/
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