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Chimney Rock Mountain Mountain Sliabh an Aoire A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh an Aoire (?) [PNNI], 'mountain of the shepherd') Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 656m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J36408 25721
Place visited by 318 members. Recently by: eoghancarton, Pikes, justynagru, Fenton, abcd, Grumbler, schwann10, sir_boba_fett, arderincorbett, David-Guenot, Sweeney, jamesmforrest, PinkyFloyd, ilenia, NickDown
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Longitude: -5.912485, Latitude: 54.162373 , Easting: 336408, Northing: 325721 Prominence: 131m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 736323 825723,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ChmnRc, 10 char: ChmnyRckMn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Granite was quarried on the northern slopes of this mountain. Mourne granite is typically grey and of high quality. Vast quantities used to be exported for construction. The streets and docks of Liverpool were built of Mourne granite.   Chimney Rock Mountain is the 184th highest place in Ireland.

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ricky k on Chimney Rock Mountain, 2004
by ricky k  9 Sep 2004
An interesting and pleasant diversion with beautiful sea views (in favourable conditions!) and a different outlook on the rest of the mournes range. Useful to add that little bit of extra length to an ascent of donard by either bloody bridge or the glen river. (If returning to car in newcastle, you don't have to reascend donard, use the brandy pad to the donard / commedagh col.) checkout the rare patterns of pool erosion evident on the top of the tors at grid J359263 A. photo shows a lesser seen side of donard from the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/178/comment/1174/
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zeaphod on Chimney Rock Mountain, 2004
by zeaphod  10 Nov 2004
Up again on Sun 8th similar route to the last time - round seefin, long seefin, spences, chimney rock and an easy return to seefin via the wall. Pretty misty/damp/cold on the tops. Met a cheery chap half way back to long seefin - just as the light was falling. "is this the way to bloody bridge?" "no", I said. "my car is parked at bloody bridge". I set him straight. No map, compass or clue! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/178/comment/1315/
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Picture: Bloody refreshing
Colin Murphy on Chimney Rock Mountain, 2009
by Colin Murphy  17 Jun 2009
Starting at Bloody Bridge car park, the stroll up the track alongside Bloody Bridge River is very pleasant on a summer's day. Cross the river where the large pipeline becomes visible and head SW over the mountain's shoulder which is marked by a cairn. A further 30 minutes took me to the large summit cairn on Chimney Rock, one hour and forty minutes after I'd left the car. The picture shows a class of kids leaping into an inviting, deep pool in Bloody Bridge River just up from the car park. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/178/comment/3863/
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Picture: Chimney Rock
 
Great reward for little effort!
by PinkyFloyd  16 Sep 2018
Getting to the top of Chimney Rock doesn't take long and isn't too arduous. The views from the top are stupendous though and you'll be glad you climbed it. The rocks at the top help make this mountain a little more interesting and if you track onwards, just behind and below the summit cairn (on the Annalong Valley side) you will see a memorial plaque to the men of the B-26 plane which crashed here in 1944. A few small pieces of metal underneath the memorial are all that remain of the plane. Next time you are passing, take a walk up and sit and enjoy the views! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/178/comment/20069/
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Picture: The north side.
Rock, cloud and sea.
by simon3  20 Jan 2019
Chimney Rock photographed from between Slievelamagan and Cove. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/178/comment/20341/
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Picture: The view over to Slieve Binnian, with Slieve Foye in the distant clouds.
 
csd on Chimney Rock Mountain, 2005
by csd  23 Oct 2005
After tackling Rocky Mountain, it was back down to the wall for a bit, before approaching Chimney Rock from its northwestern spur. No chimneys to be had, but plenty of rock still lying about, despite the best efforts of the quarrymen and B-26 bombers. Headed back down to my parking spot using the track that runs along the western flanks of the mountain, which led me back to the wall and Long Seefin. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/178/comment/2015/
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