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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: 930.8m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V84076 84820
Place visited by 455 members. Recently by: justynagru, osullivanm, Grumbler, conorjob, learykid, John.geary, msammon, Mike-Mor, leonardt, Deise-Man, Liamob, itshimkeith, mlmoroneybb, johnmctighe, Roswayman
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Longitude: -9.688784, Latitude: 52.003823 , Easting: 84077, Northing: 84820 Prominence: 34m,  Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 484052 584879,   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 arete between Cruach Mhor (to the far left) a .. by John Finn   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
The view from Cruach Mhor looking across the Hags .. by jackill   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
Scrambled down from Cnoc Na Peiste along the Reek .. by deandarvill   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
Chruach Mhor
by gfmurphy101  15 Aug 2013
Climbed 'the big stack' recently , fantastic views , wrote a little about the mountain on my own blog and pictures I took on the day available at http://gfmurphy101.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/mountains-of-ireland-cruach-mhor/ Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/11/comment/15072/
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Right at edge of my limits .. by Aidy   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
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