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Bencorr Mountain Binn Chorr A name in Irish
also Binn an Choire Mhóir an extra name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Chorr [TR], 'pointed peak') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 711m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L81166 52200
Place visited by 351 members. Recently by: Humpelman, Dalcassian, Aciddrinker, PPruzina, jgfitz, PeakPaul, TommyV, Grumbler, John.geary, Mike-Mor, leonardt, Roswayman, High-King, Jim Sheehan, GerSomers
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Longitude: -9.791975, Latitude: 53.506394 , Easting: 81166, Northing: 252200 Prominence: 306m,  Isolation: 0.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 481131 752206,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bencor, 10 char: Bencorr
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Tim Robinson also gives the alternative name Binn an Choire Mhóir, 'peak of the big corrie'. The sappers set up a beacon on this peak during the first Ordnance Survey [TR].   Binn Chorr is the second highest mountain in the Twelve Bens area and the 103rd highest in Ireland. Binn Chorr is the second highest point in county Galway.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Chorr in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Ridge between Binn Chorr and Binn Chorr North Top
 
csd on Binn Chorr, 2006
by csd  6 Nov 2006
The ridge between the North Top and main summits of Binn Chorr is an exciting affair -- wide enough not to be dangerous in high winds, but narrow enough to provide that "walking on top of the world" experience, as the picture shows. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/101/comment/2536/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Chorr in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Mam na BhFonsai (lower left)
aburden on Binn Chorr, 2006
by aburden  27 Feb 2006
Approaching this mountain from Mam na BhFonsai you get a full view of the challenge ahead. The wind was howling over the lip of Mam na BhFonsai so I did not hang around for too long. Facing me was the steepest climb on the Chochan Circuit - up to Binn Corrs NW top and then a final push to the SE summit as shown in the pic. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/101/comment/2209/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Chorr in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: On Derryclare - Summit of Ben Corr in the background
 
Himiwack on Binn Chorr, 2007
by Himiwack  17 Jun 2007
I climbed Ben Corr on 2007-06-06 by sunshine and claer sky. Starting at Glencoaghan at 10 a.m. Here are some spaces on the little road for parking. Then climbed Derryclare via Lop Rock where is a beautiful view arround. It takes 45 min to get from Derryclare to Ben Corr. It´s a fantastic view from Ben Corr to Killary Harbour with Mweelrea in the background and the Twelve Bens in the west and northwest. Going back the same way. The walk takes about 5 hours by slowly pace. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/101/comment/2740/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Chorr in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: View from Bencorr
Glencoaghan Horseshoe
by davsheen  29 Dec 2016
Looking down towards Lough Inagh and the Maumturk range from Bencorr on the Glencoaghan Horseshoe in the 12 Bens - the closest hills in Ireland to the Alps!. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/101/comment/18749/
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bargo on Binn Chorr, 2009
by bargo  21 Sep 2009
I am interested in locating the Old Triangulation Station on Bencorr, as it is one of the original station points from the 1830s. Micky (05-12-06) has commented on this, and I have looked for it. I would welcome any news if anyone has seen it.
Bencorr is a fabulous climb. Spectacular scenery. Not for the faint hearted. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/101/comment/4117/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Chorr in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Ballynahinch Lake and the N59 from Benlettery
 
The Glencoaghan Horseshoe
by TommyV  22 Jul 2019
This route starts and finishes at Benlettery Hostel and takes in a full circuit of the Glencoaghan Horseshoe. This horseshoe walk takes in six of the Bens and is a rite of passage for anybody hillwalking in Ireland. It's a challenging but enjoyable day on the hills. Bencorr being the highest point on the route. Be warned there are some difficult ascents and descents on this route, particularly the Western side of the horseshoe so it's best left for a fine day. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/101/comment/20581/
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