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Hungry Hill Mountain Cnoc Daod A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Daod [OSI] or Daod [T6000], 'hill of the tooth/set of
Cork County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 685m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V76088 49726
Place visited by 316 members. Recently by: Hjonna, jackos, the-wren, deggy66, DNicholson, Liamob, learykid, abcd, gernee, Grumbler, nupat, owen, John.geary, leonardt, schwann10
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Longitude: -9.792407, Latitude: 51.68698 , Easting: 76088, Northing: 49726 Prominence: 400m,  Isolation: 1.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 476071 549807,   GPS IDs, 6 char: HngrHl, 10 char: Hungry Hil
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

Hungry Hill is the title of a novel by Daphne du Maurier based on the story of the family of her friend, Christopher Puxley, whose family acquired Dunboy Castle and its lands after the defeat of Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare. The copper mines located on the hill in the novel are in reality further west near Allihies. The second element of the Irish name, Cnoc Daod, has long been regarded as obscure, but it is probably simply a dialectal variant of déad meaning ‘tooth’, ‘jaw’ or ‘set of teeth’. A family living at the foot of the hill are known locally as the Bun Daods.   Hungry Hill is the highest mountain in the Caha Mountains area and the 135th highest in Ireland. Hungry Hill is the second most southerly summit in the Caha Mountains area. Hungry Hill is the third highest point in county Cork.

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There and back .. by trekker   (Show all for Hungry Hill)
HUNGRY HILL - SOUTH WEST RIDGE SCRAMBLE. Grade 1. .. by lewvalton   (Show all for Hungry Hill) Picture about mountain Hungry Hill in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: High on the east face
Not an easy route
by mcrtchly  7 May 2010
To the casual observer the east face of Hungry Hill South presents an impenetrable barrier. But on closer inspection a steep gully can be seen which splits the face close to apex of the corrie just at the northern end of Coomarkane Lake. This gully was our chosen way to breach the face as we decided to follow the description given by Lynch in his book on “Munster’s Mountains”. We began the climb to the left of the gully where we donned our climbing gear (harness, helmet, rope and rock shoes) and attacked a section of hard scrambling on mixed rock and grass before dropping right into the gully proper. A short grassy climb leads to the next obstacle which was a small slab of rock. This was by-passed by scrambling to the left of the slab followed by a move back across above the top of the slab. Then the crux of the climb loomed ahead of us – a narrow chimney which at first sight appeared to be an easy climb. But upon reaching the foot of the chimney the climb became more serious than we thought. The chimney is long and steep. It is best tackled by taking holds on the right face which are perhaps V.Diff. in grade.
Above the chimney the seriousness of the route lessens for a while until a small crag blocked the gully and the route took a detour up a rocky ramp to the left, followed by a scramble over the top of the crag. Here things went a bit astray. We should have regained the gully above the crag but the route was unclear and I guess we crossed the gully to right and descended on a layback into a parallel gully. At first this parallel gully was easy going but then got steeper as we went upwards. Eventually we found a ridge on the right and dropped into a rock shelter above a steep wall. We thought that we were now close to the top of the route and swapped our rock shoes for our hiking boots – a bad decision. By now we were feeling bit lost. The direct route from the rock shelter to the right looked particularly tricky, so we went left. Here the route got progressively steeper until we met a wet and vegetated rock buttress. It looked like few people had been here before. I tentatively attacked the rock face and found that my hiking boots gave little grip on the slimy rock. Only a leap of faith on a dubious foot hold saw me surmount the obstacle and reach a safe belay where I could bring up my partner. After this the route eased to an exposed traverse leftwards across the face and a scramble to reach the south summit of Hungry Hill.
This was not the best of scrambles. Either we went wrong somewhere or the description was lacking. Fortunately we found a safe route to the summit (and had the gear and experience to do so). Had it not been so then things might have been more serious. As described by kernowclimber, the route down from Hungry Hill was also a challenge. Whilst we are thankful to Lynch in presenting new routes up the mountains we must also warn about the potential dangers for those without the means to tackle them. Linkback:
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This photo shows the bulky profile of Hungry Hill .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Hungry Hill)
Hungry Hill via Coomarkane’s East Gully .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Hungry Hill)
Richard Mersey’s book “The Hills of Cork and Kerr .. by simon3   (Show all for Hungry Hill)
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