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Caher West Top Mountain For origin of name, see Caher. Kerry County In Vandeleur-Lynam List

Height: 973.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V78990 84004 This summit has been logged as climbed by 534 members. Recently by: grzywaczmarcin, murphyman, gallybander, Willyc, imcmahonlfc, jimbloomer, BleckCra, DaveClinton, walker26, Moneenman, guestuser, trips_121, GerLeahy, comsean, aaronfarrell
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Longitude: -9.762534, Latitude: 51.995405 Prominence: 24m,   Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 478966 584063,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ChrWst, 10 char: ChrWstTp

Caher has three distinct tops, though only two have sufficient prominence to be listed here.   Caher West Top is the 5th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caher West Top in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Looking across to the Beenkeragh Ridge from Caher West Top.
 
First Top on the way to Ireland's Highest
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  13 Dec 2011 Park off road near V77150 87050 (Point A) and walk up the Hydro Road leading up to Loch Iochtair V777 856 (Point B). From the NW end of the Loch go S over Pt. 442 to gain the NW spur V776 852 (Point C) of Cahir West Top. Turn up left (SE) for 1.7k to gain the top. On the way up, initially over tussocky grass and then stoney ground, veer to the left side of the spur for fine views down into the Coomloughra Glen and across to the Beenkeragh Ridge from Carrauntoohil to Beenkeragh. Descend by way of ascent. Indeed, while there, many walkers decide to press on a little further to Cahir top proper and maybe even to Carrauntoohil.
Point A: V77150 87050 Point B: V777 856 Point C: V776 852

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caher West Top in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: The long spur from Spot Height 404m to Caher West Top
by eflanaga  17 Jul 2006 Started this anti-clockwise Coumloughra Horseshoe walk near Breanlee Bridge IV76701 86621 (Point D) going up short overgrown grass track and behind derelict building before crossing fence onto track running NW behind two farm houses. Track shortly leads to gate & tilled field. Through gate I made sure to stick to the fence to avoid any damage as I made my way to the other gate at the far side of the field. Through this gate there is a narrow uneven track which runs roughly in line with a large black waterpipe which itself runs parallel to the river which you can follow up to its source at Loch Iochtair (Eighter). At the turn in the river I veered right over area shown on map as Ladhar Bhuí using various sheep tracks to climb to Spot height 442m IV 77698 85368 (Point E), the height & extent of the Horseshoe becoming ever clearer as you rise. From the top of Spot Height the route to Caher West Top is clear. Just walk straight across the long & gently rising spur before climbing more steeply to the top. The ground becomes ever rockier as you near the summit. The first of the two summit cairns eventually becomes visible as you traverse the ever rockier ground. Unfortunately, the weather which had been clear up to this point decided to deteriorate and cloud rushed in covering the summit as I reached it. There is a very long drop into the coum on your left side as you face towards the next summit so care is required when dropping down the rocky path onto the col below Caher proper – the next stage in the walk.
Point D: V76701 86621 Point E: V77698 85368
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by DickyDonut  30 Jul 2003 DickyDonut (30/07/03 21:20): We climbed to the west top on 17/7/03 intending to do the circle, a beautifully sunny day in Kenmare with wispy clouds only on the tops. The higher we climbed, the lower the cloud, so that when we eventually reached the west top, after much encouragement by my wife, (who is 5 stone lighter than me!) the cloud was on us, and it rained hard. After a soggy lunch (we couldn't face scrambling into the cave in the cairn) we went down, when we'd done all the hard work for Carrantouil, the only highest summit left for us in the British Isles. As we descended so did the cloud so that it was just above L Eagher. Better safe than sorry we figured! Perhaps we'll return to Ireland again some day and have another go at it
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caher West Top in area MacGillycuddy
 
by denisdeasy  18 Sep 2003 Descending from here on the last leg of the Coomloughra hoseshoe, or the Reeks ridge walk, is undeniably a real slog - we did spot this spectacular folding feature, though !
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caher West Top in area MacGillycuddy
by csd  20 May 2003 Caher's west top is the last peak on the right of this panorama of Coumloughra. The descent down to Lough Eighter doesn't present any difficulties, but can be hard on the knees at the end of a day's walking.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caher West Top in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuYoEv0UmMQ&feature=related
 
Kerry Scavvy Recalled
by CaptainVertigo  2 Jun 2011 Another crystal clear piece of film work by distancefading. In fact I wonder how he manages to capture such sharp images. Spooky. This may be of interest to the Scavvies from around here would walked the Coumloughra Horseshoe from the Caher side some weeks ago on a day that was ...less photogenic!!
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