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Stumpa Dúloigh Mountain also Maol an extra name in Irish
(Ir. Stumpa Dúloigh [OSI 1:25,000], 'stump of the black lake') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 784m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V78696 79381 This summit has been logged as climbed by 111 members. Recently by: IainT, hivisibility, hawkeye.john62, Rainbow6, ericjones, DaveMc, Martinpeak, jimgraham, tommccarthy, Wilderness, jlk, eoghancarton, PeteBog, PeakPaul, DenisMc
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.765265, Latitude: 51.953767 , Easting: 78696, Northing: 79381 Prominence: 499m,   Isolation: 0.4km
ITM: 478666 579436,   GPS IDs, 6 char: StmpDú, 10 char: StmpDúlgh
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Also known as Maol. The alternative name is confirmed by the presence of Coimín na Maoile and Loch na Maoile on its slopes.   Stumpa Dúloigh is the highest mountain in the Dunkerron Mountains area and the 55th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Stumpa Dúloigh in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: the Stumpa Duloigh massif from Broaghnabinnia
Highpoint above Lough Duff
Short Summary created by Onzy,  10 Sep 2015
Stumpa Duloigh itself is a highpoint at the head of a circuit of Gearhameen, above Lough Duff. Though in itself undistinguished, immediately north east of it and so close as to feel part of the same hill, is spot height 776, which plunges 300m into Lough Duff. The ridge approaching Stumpa Duloigh from the col with Broaghnabinnia is narrow in parts and point 776 is best not approached directly but rather worked around to the west.

This entire range of hills sits between the Reeks to the North and the Knocklomena to Boughil range to the south with the extended Dunkerron ridge lying to the south west and Molls Gap to the south east.

The hill can be reached from the Ballaghbeama Gap, over Knockaunattin, from parking around V755 781 A. However it is at its best as part of a circuit of Lough Duff beginning around V822 813 B where there are a number of spaces. From here you ascend alongside the waterfall behind Lough Reagh, up towards the col with Broaghnabinnia and along the ridge to Stumpa Duloigh and its SE top. From there you continue along a grassy boggy ridge to Knocknabreda, from where you must pick a descent to the valley over rock-studded grassy ground and around the occasional steep crag. About 5 hours for the circuit with an additional hour if Broaghnabinnia is also taken in.

At point 776, there is a memorial plaque to 2 walkers killed here in 2002. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/55/comment/4815/
kevin dockery on Stumpa Dúloigh, 2008
by kevin dockery  15 Nov 2008
On Fri.14/11/08 I parked at a bridge approx 400mts. north of Lough Reagh in the Black Valley. I followed a rough track to the edge of the lake and then started the steep ascent to Broaghnabinnia (745metres).Weather conditions were very poor with wind,light rain and mist despite the fact that the forecast was very good for the day.I descended with care in a south west direction to a gap before the steep ascent of Stumpa Duloigh.From the summit i followed a fence in a south west direction to a gap before the easy ascent to Stumpa West Top (663mts).I retraced my steps back to Stumpa Duloigh.At this stage there was no more climbing involved for the rest of the walk.I estimate that the total height climbed from the start was 4,200 feet.My aim was to proceed along the south east shoulder of Stumpa Duloigh for approx 1 km. before veering north east down the steep slopes towards Lough Reagh.Throughout the day I frequently consulted my map and compass because of the foul weather.I descended the steep slopes alright but unfortunately ended up in the wrong valley between Knocklomena and Stumpa which was a bit of a shock to me.Luckily i knew where i was as Lough Brin was only 1 mile to the west so I didn't panic.I was faced with a 15 mile road walk in the dark back to the Black Valley.At stage it was dusk but I had a torch,food and water with me. This narrow deserted road followed the Owenreagh River for approx 8 miles.Fortunately after walking 7 miles on the road I got a lift from 2 kind and considerate residents of the valley.They insisted on treating me to tea and sandwiches in their home and drove me back to my car.My advice is to leave Stumpa and the other summits mentioned for a dry clear day.Leaving out the road walking I found this to be a very interesting and tough walk. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/55/comment/3438/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Stumpa Dúloigh in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Bruach na Binne and the Black Valley towards Purple Mtn and Torc
Challenging Walk in Glorious Backcountry
by ciarraioch  4 Nov 2012
Followed Adrian Hendroff's suggested route per his excellent 'The Dingle, Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas' from the end of the Black Valley. We parked at V812 821 C on the obvious layby just beyond the bridge. Crossed back over the bridge passing through the gate on the RHS and following the track through a gated sheep pen to the side of Loch Riabhach/Roisín Lake. The track brings you to the remains of a very early Christian settlement along with an Ogham stone. Departing somewhat from Adrian's route, we struck off up the northern valley from this point and contoured along the southern slopes of Bruach na Binne, traversing the rough ground until we reached the col at Bearna Seilg, the Gap of the Hunt. No eagles on this occasion, we struck off left along the ridge. Very slow going until this point due to rough ground and rock benches on the initial kilometer or so of the ridge. The ridge narrows giving fantastic views down into the Braighde Valley, across to Corrán Tuathail and down back along the Black Valley to the Purple Mountain, Torc and the Plains beyond. Further along this axis, the distant Galtees were clearly visible on the day as well as Mount Hillary near Mallow and the faint outline of the Knockmealdowns. I thought I could make out Slievenamon just to the right of the Galtees, but this may have been wishful thinking! The ridge brings one to the narrow col just before the very steep and dangerous looking stretch to the first summit. Mindful of the 2002 tragedy, we avoided this by following the sheep path slightly to the right and then circling around from the back. Still a bit steep and slightly exposed but presumably a lot safer than a straight ascent. The first and most obvious summit though not actually the high point is the more satisfying vantage point and here also lies the plaque to the unfortunate walkers. From this point it is a simple walk across to the real summit. We returned by Cnoc na Bríde following Adrian's instructions. Glorious country. For experienced hill walkers only. Six hours overall. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/55/comment/14858/
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Picture: Stumpa Duloigh from west
djouce on Stumpa Dúloigh, 2005
by djouce  20 Jul 2005
This is a non-descript peak - nameless on most OS Maps. It does not even have a summit cairn. We climbed it from Ballaghbeama Gap via Knockaunanattin. It took about 5.5 hours excluding breaks on a very hot day. The climb up from the south west is very steep. There is a good view to Doo Lough at the foot of the cliffs to the NE and to Carauntoohil and the Reeks to the north. Just NE of the summit at 776m is a memorial to two members of the Kenmare Walking Club who tragically fell to their deaths there in January 2002. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/55/comment/1827/
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Picture: Stumpa Duloigh
eric on Stumpa Dúloigh, 2006
by eric  11 Jan 2006
Stumpa Duloigh as seen from the shores of Lough Duff in the Black Valley. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/55/comment/2142/
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Picture: Point 776 in the centre
Point 776 (Stumpa Duloigh)
by Onzy  10 Sep 2015
Captain Vertigo and I have posted tracks separated by only a few days, covering similar ground and centred around Stumpa Duloigh. My track (3080) took an anti-clockwise direction while the Captain (3108) proceeded clockwise. Consequently we approached Stumpa Duloigh, and most significantly point 776 (V 78796 79545 D) immediately north of the summit, from different directions, with me ascending and Captain Vertigo descending. For the Captain, point 766 was very much the crux of the route (leaving out the ascent of Mothaillin…). In my case, on reaching V78722 79635 E, where the Stumpa Duloigh ridge meets the rise to point 776, I faced some infeasibly steep ground which was horribly exposed to the 300m plunge into Lough Duff. However, having the benefit of sight lines, I was able to detour west onto less steep ground around the obstacle. What remains is still steep, but without the sheer horror of the direct line. Approaching from point 766, without a clear view of the obstacle, the Captain faced descending onto this steep ground blind and from above – not a nice thought.

A couple of messages here; firstly it is probably safer to take in point 776 from the north; as Captain Vertigo has shown eloquently, a descent to the north is not for the faint hearted – whereas my experience from the other direction, was steep but unremarkable in the context of these amazing hills. And secondly, whichever direction you are approaching from it is best to keep more west of the line from 776 to the col to avoid the very steep ground at V78722 79635 E. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/55/comment/18306/
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