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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 36 members. Recently by: bryanjbarry, martyk90, Ulsterpooka, jimmyread, Garmin, eamonoc, chalky, BleckCra, Peter Walker, paddyhillsbagger, liz50, Fergalh, Onzy, FEARGALS, cerosti
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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 1243th highest summit in Ireland.

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Do it Now or Be Damned! .. by Trailtrekker   (Show all for Tievecrom)
 
Tievecrom .. by three5four0   (Show all for Tievecrom)
 
How the mighty fall ! .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Tievecrom)
 
I read pdtempans post about Tievecrom with great .. by wicklore   (Show all for Tievecrom)
 
Carrauntoohil - a doddle. Mweelrea - a piece of c .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Tievecrom)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tievecrom in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Looking across to Croslieve from the summit of Tievecrom
 
Harry Goodman on Tievecrom, 2009
by Harry Goodman  9 Dec 2009
I climbed Tievecrom with a friend on 3 Dec 2009 by following Wicklore's route and agree fully with pdtempan that gaiters are essenial for this walk. However the one big difference that we found from earlier comments was that, given the time of year, mid-winter, the extensive bracken (fern) cover found in high summer had virtually disappeared, though there was ample evidence of what it must have been like earlier in the year. Gone too was much of the thick bramble and other vegitation and there was a clearer visability within the trees that would not exist in summer. As a result we found it much easier to make progress than did pdtempan and wicklore when they climbed the hill in June. I would therefore suggest that anyone wishing to climb this hill should do so in the winter months before the vegitation has its spring and summer growth. When leaving the summit it is very sensible to carefully follow wicklore's directions SSE to avoid a sharp stony face on the descent route to the wall described. Once at the wall there is a short stretch of heavy undergrowth. Follow this down initially on the right side to a gap and then, for easier terrain, on the left side down to another gap before crossing back again to the right side. Where the wall takes a sharp right turn J0235015126 J continue straight on for about 200 metres or so to meet the path taken at the start of the walk J0231415067 K. Turn left and return to the start. This point, clearly marked by a large holly bush between two trees, could also serve as a start point for an up and down ascent of the hill.
We also climbed Croslieve the same day to extend our walk. I would recommend that anyone thinking of doing the same should climb Tievecrom first as the walk on Croslieve is over much easier terrain. Furthermore for anyone on a peak bagging trip it is a short drive from Forkhill to Carrigatuke where you can stand on the highest point by simply getting out of your car and walking a few yards to the trig pillar. (See my summit comments on Carrigatuke) Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/989/comment/4285/
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