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Slieve Bloom Area
Maximum height for area: 527 metres,   Summits in area: 12,   Maximum prominence for area: 420 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 54 For all tops   Highest summit: Arderin, 527m
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Castleconor Hill Laois County, in Carn List, Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone Bedrock

Height: 407m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 54 Grid Reference: N28165 02318 This summit has been logged as climbed by 33 members. Recently by: mountainmike, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, garrettd, Fergalh, eamonoc, millsd1, liz50, Geo, TadghKennedy, wwwalker, Peter Walker, aidand, Dessie1, Asho-and-Dave
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -7.580565, Latitude: 53.07104 , Easting: 228165, Northing: 202318 Prominence: 32m,   Isolation: 2.1km
ITM: 628108 702351,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cstlcn, 10 char: Cstlcnr
Bedrock type: Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone, (Cadamstown Formation)

Castleconor is the 909th highest summit in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/796/
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Trenches, Conifers and Cobwebs .. by group   (Show all for Castleconor)
 
I think the other contributers have summed up the .. by wicklore   (Show all for Castleconor)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Castleconor in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: The peat bank of doom
 
One for all the family...the Sawney Bean family
by Peter Walker  11 Jun 2012
It's been a while since anyone has waxed, lyrical or otherwise, about the brief (but full-on) experience that Castleconor offers, but there are some things about which the community should be periodically reminded.

Given its adjacency to the road I thought I'd give it a sporting chance by attempting the ascent during the torrential rain that swept Ireland on 7th June and so it was I sallied forth using the same route as everyone else. The peat bank commented upon by others was a nightmare of oozing slime of which HP Lovecraft would have been enamoured, conquered (it's not too strong a word...I've done boulder problems that were much less strenuous) by swarming up a handily-placed tree root at its left-hand end. A quick traverse right gained the forest ride, which was followed upwards until it gave out in a tangle of trees, stumps and trenches that could only appeal to the location scout for 'Troll Hunter II'. More by luck than judgement I emerged, gopping and battered, onto the vague clearing of the summit, before an even greater supply of luck allowed me to roughly retrace my steps to the top of the ride. And so it was that 25 minutes of waving AND drowning delivered me back to the car.

My usual tactic following experiences like this is to use glass-half-full thinking and consider them as 'character building'. On this occasion I just shook my head at the ridiculous fact that I've climbed Castleconor but I haven't climbed Mweelrea. Somebody should stop me. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/796/comment/6856/
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There are two possible approaches to Castleconor .. by csd   (Show all for Castleconor)
 
The biggest challenge here is clambering up the s .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Castleconor)
 
This mountain is typical of so many of the lower .. by peterturner   (Show all for Castleconor)
 
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