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Sheeffry Hills Area
Maximum height for area: 772 metres,   Summits in area: 9,   Maximum prominence for area: 707 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 37 For all tops   Highest summit: Barrclashcame, 772m
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Barrclashcame Mountain Barr Chlais Céim A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Barr Chlais Céim [PDT], 'top of Clais Céim or the trench
of the step')
Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Mudrock, sandstone, tuff Bedrock

Height: 772m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L84951 69515 This summit has been logged as climbed by 134 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, carbar, Geansai, ericjones, Aciddrinker, markmjcampion, Garmin, david bourke, gernee, Peter Walker, mountainmike, Fergalh, eamonoc, Onzy
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.741179, Latitude: 53.662877 , Easting: 84951, Northing: 269515 Prominence: 707m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 484926 769533,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brclsh, 10 char: Brclshcm
Bedrock type: Mudrock, sandstone, tuff, (Sheeffry Formation)

Clashcame is a townland name, interpreted by John O'Donovan as Clais Céim, 'trench of the step'. This seems to relate to the name Cuscamecurragh, which on Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830) refers to part of the high ridge of the Sheeffry Hills (see Tievummera). Clashcame is situated at the western foot of this ridge. Barrclashcame is the top part of the townland. Previously Clashcame in MV. Walks: for a route along the main E-W ridge of the Sheeffry Hills, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 62-63.   Barrclashcame is the highest mountain in the Sheeffry Hills area and the 61st highest in Ireland. Barrclashcame is the second most westerly summit in the Sheeffry Hills area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Barrclashcame in area Sheeffry Hills, Ireland
Picture: The steep, rocky ascent from the north west
 
Spectacular scramble
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  24 Jul 2013
Parked at viewing point lay-by at L824 699 A (Point B), which is marked by a memorial to the Doolough Tragedy. We headed directly east for 1.5km towards the North West Top, and the ground starts to rise sharply almost immediately and is tough going - long grass hiding multiple holes etc. It eases somewhat after a couple of hundred metres and the terrain is more navigable, short grass and rocky underfoot. Having ascended the NW Top, which is directly on route, turn SE for 1km - the going is grassy but firm (at least in summer). After dipping to about 520m it starts to rise again, gently at first, but then very steeply. There is also a large rocky ascent for about 100m at point L844 694 B which spectacularly overlooks Doo Lough, and you will need to scramble up this, and which could be dangerous especially in poor conditions. After that the real climbing is done, as you turn NE for a gentle ramble of 500 to reach the summit cairn, which, a little disappointingly after the earlier spectacle, sits amid a broad, featureless grassy area. From car to summit 2.5 hours (in unrelenting heat.) Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/60/comment/4820/
 
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