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Cruach Mhór Mountain (Ir. Cruach Mhór [OSI 1:25,000], 'big stack') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 932m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V84077 84824
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Longitude: -9.688785, Latitude: 52.003856 , Easting: 84077, Northing: 84824 Prominence: 34m,  Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 484052 584883,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrchMh, 10 char: CrchMhór
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

The summit has a grotto built by a local farmer who dragged the cement, sand and water up from his home in Ballyledder on his back. There is also a lower peak to the east known as An Chruach Bheag (TH). Both have the sharply pointed shape associated with peaks called cruach, and this also accounts for the Irish name of the range: na Cruacha Dubha (Mhic Giolla Mo Chuda).   Cruach Mhór is the 11th highest place in Ireland.

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The Grotto at the end of the world .. by group   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cruach Mhór in area MacGillycuddy
 
jackill on Cruach Mhór, 2004
by jackill  29 Aug 2004
Cruach Mhór coming up the ridge from Cruach Bheag and Cnoc an Bhraca.Started at Cronins Farmyard and followed the Reeks Ridge walk as described in The Lonely Planet guide "Walking in Ireland". Started up Cruach Mhór from V843 859 C just west of Locha Chaca (look out for the green grassy slope) to reach the area where the photo was taken from. Then on over the ridge to Maolan Bui taking in The Big Gun and Cnoc Na peiste. The Big Gun is absolutely the most challenging climb I have done in Ireland - we crossed in calm weather during a dry August afternoon - if you were to attempt it in more difficult weather/wind I think ice axes/ropes etc. would be needed. When ever you attempt it a good head for heights and good route finding skills will be needed. However you can avoid the worst of it by dropping down after Cruach Mhor to the north side of the ridge - note you will have to go down about 150 mtrs to avoid the blocks of rock sweeping down the sides - and finding a fairly distinct track around to the col before Cnoc na Peiste. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/11/comment/1147/
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Majesty On Film .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
Cruach Mhor is beautiful peak that is a worthy da .. by S Mc Auliffe   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
The grotto on Cruach Mhor. This was built by a l .. by John Finn   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
A Dom Divilly Film .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
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