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Crockauns Hill Na Cnocáin A name in Irish
Leitrim County, in Carn List, Mudbank limestone Bedrock

Height: 463m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G75942 41043 This summit has been logged as climbed by 46 members. Recently by: Hilldweller, scapania, marymac, frankmc04, MichaelE, jimbloomer, scubabenz, chalky, killyman1, Garmin, eamonoc, Fergalh, savage, markmjcampion, mountainmike
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Longitude: -8.370452, Latitude: 54.317571 , Easting: 175942, Northing: 341043 Prominence: 388m,   Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 575896 841045,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crc463, 10 char: Crockauns
Bedrock type: Mudbank limestone, (Dartry Limestone Formation)

Previously Crockaune in MV.   Crockauns is the 679th highest summit in Ireland.

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Muscle straining! .. by group   (Show all for Crockauns)
 
It's surprising that the group of hills that Croc .. by simon3   (Show all for Crockauns)
 
A fine view point. .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Crockauns)
 
Blessed Views of Sligo .. by gerrym   (Show all for Crockauns)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crockauns in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Crockauns from the west.
 
simon3 on Crockauns, 2009
by simon3  19 Dec 2009
Crockauns is mentioned in Mountaineering in Ireland [Claude Wall] so: "The Castlegal Mountains, south of Glencar, are somewhat neglected owing to the proximity of the Dartry range, but they provide a good ridge walk with many rock outcrops on a moderate scale. ... This range rejoices in the Gaelic name of Slieve gan Baiste or 'the mountains without rain'." Like Claude we had a rain free day there!

While near the summit we suddenly saw a large predatory bird flying beneath us, which appeared to have artificially bright colours. Judging by other GPS sightings as recorded here http://www.goldeneagle.ie/portal.php?z=226 we were seeing Conall, a male Golden Eagle chick originally released in Glenveagh National Park in 2009.

The photo shows Crockauns from the west. Surprisingly the ground underfoot on Crockauns is shortish grass, while most of the ridge from where the photo is taken is covered in heather on bog which is 1 to 2 m deep. There is an abrupt transition between the two forms of landcover which seems to be natural. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/570/comment/4301/
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Cavorting with Carns .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Crockauns)
 
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