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Sron a'Choire: Viewed from Càrn Liath ascent

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Near Mullacor, Wicklow (Ireland)

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Wicklow Area   Cen: Glendalough North Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 924.7m
Maximum height for area: 924.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 556.9mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7mCamaderry East Top 677.3mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 456.6mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474.5mLugduff 653.2mLugduff SE Top 638mMullacor 660.7mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 713.7mTonelagee 815.8mTonelagee E Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 238.9mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372.9mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342.1mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 527.4mKnocknacloghoge 532.4mLuggala 593.3mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 640mScarr North-West Top 559.8mSleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry:   Ballinacorbeg 336mBallycurry 301mDunranhill 342mMount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington:   Carrigleitrim 408mLugnagun 446.2mSlieveroe 332mSorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun:   Black Hill 602.2mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682.4mDuff Hill 720.8mGravale 719mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 846.7mMullaghcleevaun East Top 796mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 529.3mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 662.3mCroaghanmoira North Top 579.5mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mSlievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills:   Lakeen 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 344mStookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills:   Ballycumber Hill 429.7mEagle Hill 296mMuskeagh Hill 398.2m
SE: Wicklow South East:   Ballinastraw 284mBallyguile Hill 188mBarranisky 280mCarrick Mountain 381mCollon Hill 238mKilnamanagh Hill 217mWestaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass:   Ballyhook Hill 288mBaltinglass Hill 382mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigeen Hill 298mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mKeadeen Mountain 653mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mTinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla:   Ballineddan Mountain 652.3mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 800mCorrigasleggaun 794.6mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Camaderry Mountain Mountain Sliabh Cham an Doire A name in Irish, also Comaderry an extra EastWest name in English (Ir. Céim an Doire [OSNB], 'step/pass of the oak-wood') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Adamellite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 698.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T08155 98084
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Longitude: -6.388958, Latitude: 53.022824 , Easting: 308155, Northing: 198084 Prominence: 71m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 708080 698118,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CmdrMn, 10 char: CmdryMntn
Bedrock type: Adamellite with microcline phenocrysts, (Glendalough Adamellite)

Camaderry Mountain is the 116th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Camaderry Mountain (<i>Sliabh Cham an Doire</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Camaderry from the South.
Valley views, pumped water and steep ascents.
Short Summary created by simon3  31 May 2013
Camaderry is a useful summit for starting or ending a walk around either the Glendalough or Glendasan valley, two of the five valleys radiating from Laragh. It has a boulder strewn summit from which there are views to much of the higher ground around central Wicklow. To its west is the upper reservoir of the Turlough Hill Pumped Water Storage facility used for generating electricity.

There's a number of ways to reach the top such as starting from the main, paying, carpark near the Glendalough lake at around T1115 9635 starA. Going straight up from here more or less north there is an extremely steep track up the glacially steepened valley wall to the SE ridge of Camaderry. Other ways of reaching this SE ridge are from the Glendasan valley T1157 9737 starB, or by using tracks to reach T1175 9704 starC.
You will find some badly damaged trails here.

Another way to start is from the Wicklow Gap car park O0752 0009 starD from which you can walk up the track to the Turlough Hill lake or around the lower lake, L. Nahanagan and then up to Camaderry over steep but feasible heather. Linkback: Picture about mountain Camaderry Mountain (<i>Sliabh Cham an Doire</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: View of lower lake from Camaderry shoulder
wicklore on Camaderry Mountain, 2008
by wicklore  1 Aug 2008
Myself and Chefron headed up Camaderry via the Spink last Sunday. Starting at the carpark (T 112 963 starE) we walked up past the Pollanass Waterfall. Glendalough was teeming with tourists on this beautiful day and a dozen languages could be heard around us.
Up past the waterfall, where the Wicklow Way turns left across a bridge, we turned right up the hairpin bend. A few minutes brought us to the start of the famous Spink Boardwalk on the right. This is about 2.5 km of boardwalk that heads up and along the cliffs on the southern side of the valley. It protects the delicate bog (already heavily eroded in places) while providing a clear route for occasional walkers and experienced hikers alike.
The boardwalk is tough going as it heads directly uphill through the forest. Endless steps wind upward but eventually the path levels off as it leaves the forest and fantastic views open up of the lake below and across to Camaderry and Turlough Hill.
The boardwalk continues along the line of the cliffs. There is a final hard slog up to the highest point where we met a couple who told us they had counted 1300 steps the previous week!
I always see the wild goats that live along these cliffs. However I observed some walkers who passed within 20 feet of the goats without spotting them-surely hiking should be a mix of tough exercise and leisurely sightseeing?
Beware that the boardwalk divides as one arm branches off towards Lugduff SE and Mullacor. Keep right at this junction.(approx T 092955 starF)
The boardwalk eventually runs out and a stone path leads down to a wooden bridge at approx T 075 963 starG. Most walkers then follow the track down to the Miners Village and the lake for the stroll back to the carpark. We headed N then NE towards the summit of Camaderry. It is a long haul across the bog. This is where the multitudes of the Spink Circuit are left behind and solitude is gained. I have rarely walked in Wicklow without spotting a few deer, and up here we were rewarded with a herd of more than a hundred scattered all across the slopes. They were surprisingly unfazed by us as we walked quite close to them.
Camaderry was reached and we had a much needed rest. We had clear views SW across Lugduff to Fraughan Rock Glen, Lugnaquillia, and the surrounding mountains. In fact the views were great in all directions and I fancied I saw land far across the Irish Sea.
After a trip to Turlough Hill we came back and reached the second cairn on Camaderry at T089 973 starH. Oliver kindly let us all know he had been here with his name scrawled on granite stone.
Heading E brought us down along the shoulder where we picked up a track going directly downhill at approx T108 970 starI towards the carpark. This becomes severely steep in places yet is a lovely walk through high ferns and forest. It’s wasn’t long before we rejoined the masses below and those who hadn’t even left the carpark turned to stare at these sweaty, smelly Mountain Men. Total time 6 hours. Linkback:
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Picture: Glendasan Valley Looking SE
dmg on Camaderry Mountain, 2009
by dmg  13 Mar 2009
Decided to bring the missus on a slightly more challenging trip than two rock mountain. We decided to climb lower summit of Camaderry. Set out from car park just after glendalough lodge(T 124 969 starJ Approx). From there we took a leisurely stroll down the road in a NW direction towards the upper lake you will see a right turn into picturesque Glendasan valley( T 122 970 starK Approx), we took this. Following the signposted road and walkway(St. Kevins Rd.) up the valley NW towards the abandoned mines. Here we found a stone track with railway sleepers which is still on the signposted route. We kept on this track as far as the abandoned miners village(T 098 983 starL Approx) where we took a sharp left in a SW direction through a track running over a spoil heap and up the side of the mountain. The ascent was steep and challenging in parts with some parts having to be climbed on hands and knees. Time to the cairn( T 089 973 starH Approx) from carpark was approx 3 hours bearing in mind my partner is an inexperienced hiker. We had a much needed break at the top. We had great views of the surrounding valleys of Glendalough, Glendasan and Glenmalure and of course Lugnaquilla where there was still snow on the north prison. After a much needed sambo and water we began our descent. There is a track down the shoulder of camaderry from the lower cairn travellin in a SE direction. We followed this track, boggy in places but easygoing. Eventually coming into a pasture with some sparse trees where we saw a herd of deer. We followed the track to the right bringing us down to the car park at the upper lake in glendalough, this is very steep in places and takes a lot of time to descend safely this brings you into a forrest where the track is still steep and later gets easier dropping down on to the road at the upper lake car park( T 112 964 starM Approx), from here we took a left heading NE along the road back to glendalough lodge where we had parked the car. Trip was challenging and very enjoyable. The weather was mild for early March. Trip took 5 hours including 20 minutes break at the top, this was with an inexperienced hiker. An experienced hiker would have done it in 4 hours or less. Linkback:
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GWPR on Camaderry Mountain, 2003
by GWPR  30 Jul 2003
View along Camaderry as it drops down into Glendalough.
Start at the Car Park at Wicklow Gap and follow tarmac road up to Turlough Hill.
Keep rampart on left and follow it around to pick up track leading to Camaderry.
Note: Access not permitted inside rampart - ESB Property.
Boggy col before ascent to Camaderry but views from summit are excellent.
There is a distinct track leading to the second cairn before the descent to Glendalough.
From this second cairn the spur seems to fall into Glendalough!
Over to the right on a clear day one can see the dramatic Fraughan Rock Glen with Lug in the
distance. Nearer to the right are Mullacor and the Lugduffs. On the left are Tonelagee, Scarr and in the distance Djouce and War Hill. A lovely place on a clear Summer's day! Linkback:
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Picture: The Summit of Camaderry SE Top
Great views from Camaderry
by jasonmac  24 Apr 2017
Parked at the Glendalough upper lake and paid the 4 euro, glad i did as this hike took me over 4 hours and the carpark was past closing by the time I got back. headed along the left side of lake and at the education centre took a sharp right then followed the path until a sharp left brought me uphill fairly steep at this point but nice walk along the grassy path. After short break thinking I was near the top I found as I've learned with Irish mountains, at the top of every hill, another summit appeared and so it went for another hour or so :)

The walk up and across the SE Top and the main summit of Camaderry was good underfoot with little bog or marsh, if the weather was better I may have stayed at the top longer to get some photos but it was overcast and darker than hoped. After short break some food and drink and feeling refreshed, coming down from the top toward Turlough hill reservoir is where the real challenge began trying to safely navigate the boggy marsh and avoid the holes in an effort to locate the Glenealo river and follow it to the Spinc trail.

Once i'd joined the Spinc trail heading down into Glendalough and the miners village the rock slabbed descent along the zig zag path was a killer on tired knees and made it slow going. In hindsight I wonder if travelling opposite direction would have been better. All in all a great few hours out. Linkback:
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Picture: Towards Camaderry
View from Tonlegee
by davsheen  2 May 2018
Camaderry from the summit of Tonlegee with Croghanmoira in the background Linkback:
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