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Onzy: Track 2841 in area near Cruach Mhór, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Ireland)
Reeks Ridge: Cruach Mhor to Devil's Ladder
Length: 13.3km, Creator time taken: 4h53m, Ascent: 948m,
Descent: 1076m

Places: Start at V83136 85997, Cruach Mhór, The Big Gun, Cnoc na Péiste, Maolán Buí, Cnoc an Chuillinn East Top, Cnoc an Chuillinn, Cnoc na Toinne, end at V83655 87354 1.5km N from Start
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Route from Cronin's Yard taking in the Reeks Ridge from Cruach Mhor to the Devil's Ladder.

The original intention had been to descend off Maolan Bui using the Bone, but the day was so good that I decided to push on to the zig-zags, and on reaching there to continue on to the Ladder. Amazing walking - I always carry a camera, but am not known for using it excessively ... today however it was rarely out of my hand. The Reeks were utterly clear of cloud for most of the day and the clarity was magical.

Met only two people on the whole ridge, until I met the hordes on the Ladder. While I am conscious of accusations of elitism, I feel a number of those I met ascending should have stayed on the valley floor, judging by the lack of equipment or even water. In fairness, there is a loop walk there and I think many of those I met lower down were bent on this; I do wonder however, how the lovely American girl, with the white mini and killer heels fared on the new bridge... Or the lad I met and chatted with leaving Cronin's as I got back, whose parting comment was 'Straight on, is it?

And the Ladder itself ... what can I say? I have taken 6 routes on and off the Reeks, and of those, the Ladder is by far the most dangerous.

Uploaded on: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 (19:44:28)
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