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Cooley/Gullion Area   Slieve Gullion Subarea
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Tievecrom Hill An Taobh Crom A name in Irish
(Ir. An Taobh Crom [OSNB], 'the crooked (hill-)side') Armagh County, in Binnion List, Felsite Bedrock

Height: 264m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J02386 15356 This summit has been logged as climbed by 34 members. Recently by: Ulsterpooka, jimmyread, Garmin, eamonoc, chalky, BleckCra, Peter Walker, paddyhillsbagger, liz50, Fergalh, Onzy, FEARGALS, cerosti, millsd1, Geo
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Longitude: -6.436558, Latitude: 54.077218 , Easting: 302386, Northing: 315356 Prominence: 172m,   Isolation: 1.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 702311 815363,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Tvcrm, 10 char: Tievecrom
Bedrock type: Felsite, (Porphyritic Felsite)

This peak offers a fine view north to Slieve Gullion and its satellites, and south to County Louth, but access is difficult due to dense undergrowth. A group of stones beside the triangulation pillar on the summit may be the Bohil Breaga of Tiffcrum (i.e. the false lad or shepherd) referred to by Michael J. Murphy in his book 'Mountain Year' (p. 40).   Tievecrom is the 1241th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tievecrom in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: From close to the summit, looking over to a snow capped Gullion - Camlough Mtn visible to the right
 
dr_banuska on Tievecrom, 2010
by dr_banuska  4 Jan 2010
This and neighbouring Croslieve are two hills I'd been relishing for a while, the Ring of Gullion holding a special place in my heart (despite being a Tyrone man), and encouraged by Harry's tip that winter is the best time to tackle this stubborn hill. I reached Forkhill by travelling south through Markethill and Whitecross, a route that provides a stunning aspect as you enter the ring dyke, with the higher peaks clearly topped with snow. Like previous posters I parked near Forkhill House - theres good parking along a verge at 028143 A, then walked some distance back along the road to the double gate and path leading to the forest track described by Wicklore. I followed the track west as it rose and fell, until it ascends quite steeply up the northwest slopes as can be seen on Map 29. Once it began to descend again I could see that the track left the forest a little ahead. Before reaching this point I decided just to go for it and enter and scale the forest by the path of least resistance: the ground here was less steep than before where there was generally a bank to negotiate before getting onto the hill proper. I entered the forest therefore about 023157 B. The going wasn't too bad at first but fallen trees blocked progress and then there were the almost impenetrable brambles! I lost count of the number of thorns I plucked from my hands (and legs!) and still have the scars to prove it. As Pdtempan says a machete would be a bonus but a thick branch helped somewhat. Also, because visibility through the trees is so poor I half feared ending up on some rival, false summit. I was relieved to finally exit the trees and took a well deserved rest. Here the view opened up to include Gullion, with Camlough Mtn beyond. Now the waist high heather guarding the final ascent was a doddle (looked like someone else had approached this way recently). I took another breather on the handy stone chair beside the trig point, enjoying the views which now took in Croslieve, the snow capped Cooleys, the plains of north Louth, Dundalk and its bay. I didn't hang around and picked out a clearing to the south with the remains of a stone wall, probably that mentioned by others. I aimed for this, carefully avoiding some stony sections, icy with the recent weather. On reaching the wall it was surrounded by more brambles and here seemed to rise again before descending, so I decided to attempt my way down via the most direct route. Again progress was soon hampered by more brambles and fallen trees. I was also careful to check for hidden drops. As with the summit, the welcome sight of the forest track came upon me quite suddenly. As others have said, this low hill poses quite a challenge but it was worth it for the lovely views and the satisfaction of bagging a peak that still has no established path to the top: looking back, I was amazed I had conquered this jungle-like hill! Again, it's one that's probably best tackled during the winter. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/989/comment/4322/
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Access
by NICKY  12 May 2012
The owner of the farm at point a no longer or apparently never did like anyone using that approach. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/989/comment/6798/
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mini three peak challenge
by drdaire  6 Jan 2011
Having lived in the area all my life, I have a great fondness for Sliabh Gullion and its surrounding mountains. Last summer on a fine day I decided to climb three mountains (Cro Sliabh, Gullion and Tievecrum). I started with Crosliabh (and Sliabh Brac, as part of it is known). I walked as far as Carrive (to the south of the mountain) and at the highest point on the Shean road (Back road from Forkhill to Silverbridge), entered a field at the gate (there are a number of new houses here). Walked through some of these farmed fields and you eventually come to a very rough tractor path. Follow the path to the wooden sty and cross it. There is a bit of a gully between the rocky outcrop to your left and the heathery mountain to your right, and you follow this up to the old army mast. Walked from here to the true summit (which is relatively easy, with a little bit of scrambling near the summit). I then started my descent on the northern side of the mountain. There is no path here and the heather and bracken is fairly over-grown, but it is a lovely descent from here to Jacksons Tower and lake (just off the Forkhill to Mullaghbawn road). From here I walked through farmland (all fairly easy, with one crossing of the Forkhill river required) to the foot of Sliabh Gullion. I climbed from the south of the mountain and basically went straight up (not following any path). Once again the mountain is fairly easy to climb. I descended towards the Three steps pub (in Drumintee). I followed the road from Drumintee to Forkhill and started my ascent of Tievecrum from the Northwest of the mountain. This mountain is by far the trickiest (totally overgrown, a lot of fallen trees and extremely wet in places). Best bet is to ascend as high as possible through the forest. At more or less the highest point in the forest, there is an old stone wall, from which an extremely rough path can be taken to the summit. I descended through the forest and followed the forest track easterly. From here farmland borders the forest, and it is fairly easy to walk through here and on to the Carrickasticken road. I decided I’d finish the walk with a trip to Urnai (which isn’t far from the road). There is a path (signposted) which takes you off the main road, through farmland, over a small metal bridge and then on to Urnai Graveyard (well worth a visit). From here, I walked along the river (in a northerly direction) where there is an overgrown path (used to be the main road from Dundalk to Armagh in olden times) all the way to forkhill. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/989/comment/6192/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tievecrom in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: A walk in the forest on the way up to the summit of Tievecrom
Do it now before the undergrowth returns!
by csd  17 Apr 2011
I'll preface this comment by saying that I visited Tievecrom in April - things might be much more difficult later in summer!

Having read the comments from other contributors, it was with much trepidation that I approached Tievecrom. I used the access noted by wicklore. The rough area mentioned for parking has now been blocked off, but there's still space for a couple of cars. Once on the track in the forest proper, I headed up to the right at J021 144 C, where a faint track is visible. Following this track and my nose, I got to within 60 metres of the summit area without too much difficulty from undergrowth. The walk in the woods, with a bed of clover underfoot, is almost pleasant! The last 60 metres or so were a bit trickier, but much easier than the hell that is Barrinsky! This approach requires a bit of scrambling - remember which point you came up onto the summit area.

Regarding dogs - too small and they'll get lost in the undergrowth, too big and you'll have difficulty lifting him/her over the second gate mentioned in wicklore's post. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/989/comment/6304/
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