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Greenane West Mountain For origin of name, see Greenane. Tipperary County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Conglomerate & purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 787m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R91253 23991 This summit has been logged as climbed by 257 members. Recently by: TommyV, Dee68, IainT, Kiwitrekker, lw24, rayw, Martinpeak, tommccarthy, Farley58, Peter Walker, t.jay, Hilldweller, PeakPaul, ciarraioch, Ulsterpooka
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Longitude: -8.129152, Latitude: 52.367872 , Easting: 191253, Northing: 123991 Prominence: 39.26m,   Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 591204 624041,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GrnnWs, 10 char: GrnnWest
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)

Greenane West is the 54th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Greenane West in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Greenane West from Greenane
 
The broad back of the Galtys.
Short Summary created by jackill,  25 Jan 2012
This summit can be accessed starting from The Black road carpark R89306 20345 A (ht333m)

The Black road is a rocky, easy to follow track that is usually used as a start to climbing Galtymore, and it winds gradually around the western flank of Knockeenatoung and up towards Galtybeg.
When you reach a large cairn under Galtybeg at a 'Y' in the track go straight ahead, the track ends after 300 meters in a large rocky area. On the west side of this area look for a faint track heading towards Galtybeg and follow it as far as you can.
It is best to keep to the west and get on the lower slopes of Galtybeg before turning east for Greenane west as this allows you to avoid the worst of the peat hags.
As you gain the lower slopes of Galtybeg turn west heading for R89476 24164 B, the col over Bohreen lough, and then up hill in 2 large steps and across a broad,boggy plateau to the summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/53/comment/4813/
 
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portamb on Greenane West, 2007
by portamb  28 Apr 2007
An Icy Gully at Muskry

Reached 786m from the north side of the Galtees. Walk began below waterworks at Rossadrehid R920 283 C. Heading via forest tracks to gate and style onto Open Mountain at R928 267 D. At this point you have two options either straight up the valley via the white posts (marking the route of the water main) or stick to the service track for Lough Muskry. In bad weather the track is probably best advisable as underfoot conditions can be somewhat damp. As you approach Muskry keep to you right and about 10m above lakeshore. Head for unnamed lake at rear of Muskry. Once you have arrived here you can begin to gain height by entering the gully to the right as you look up (on the map most right stream entering small lake). I have been in this particular gully on a few occasions and it always amazes me at how much this gully has changed. Best conditions I ever seen it was 19 march 2007 (as seen in picture) where there was some nice ice scrambling. Once reached high ground O Loughlins castle is a nice lunch stop and then onto 786. Once the high point has been bagged the option for the return route is head for the col between 786m and Gatlybeg above Lough Boreen. There is a sheep track around the back of the Lough from the col which will bring you out at 897 247 E. This is a very handy track and it offers nice vice of the lake below. From here it’s a short walk to the forest corner and from there it’s a damp slog via the tree line to the forest track at 908 257 F. And from here its forest tracks to the cars.

Unfortunately I cannot be credited with the excellent photo, as that’s me leading. So pk well done on the excellent picture Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/53/comment/2677/
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jackill on Greenane West, 2005
by jackill  14 Mar 2005
Coming down the western slopes of Galty beg with the teardrop of Borheen Lough below. In front is the col before the climb up to the summit of Greenane West on the right of the photo(if you can find it). On the left is Knockastakeen and in the distance the other Greenanes towering above Lough Musky.Some Sundays it is worth getting out of bed. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/53/comment/1526/
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jackill on Greenane West, 2004
by jackill  7 Aug 2004
Picture taken on Greenane west - hard to decide where 786 m was but this looked about right.
Started the walk on Black Road (893 204 G)to its end ,right hand fork under Galtybeg, then across the bog ( bearing 45 deg) to 897 242 H overlooking Borheen Lough, then on to O'Loughlins castle and Greenane - return by same route. 14 kms -4.5 hours Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/53/comment/1060/
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Picture: Looking into the icy castle - no shelter in there!
 
adodsk on Greenane West, 2009
by adodsk  10 Feb 2009
Into the castle... Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/53/comment/3581/
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sinbadw on Greenane West, 2004
by sinbadw  5 Aug 2004
There was no obvious summit on this hill and we were pushing on to get to Galtymore. What is of interest is the nearby rock formation known as O'Loughlin's Castle (photo attached). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/53/comment/1047/
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