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Mourne Mountains Area   E: Donard Subarea
Place count in area: 59, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29, EW-CLY 
Highest place:
Slieve Donard, 849m
Maximum height for area: 849 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 821 metres,

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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 NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 656m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J36408 25721
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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 186th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Chimney Rock Mountain (<i>Sliabh an Aoire</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Chimney Rock from Rocky Mountain
 
Fine views from this rocky seaside peak in the Eastern Mournes
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Trailtrekker, wicklore  18 Jun 2023
Chimney Rock Mountain sits proudly above the Irish Sea in the E Mournes. It’s a flat-top adorned by impressive tors and has three distinctive spurs emanating from its summit area. Amazing views over the Mournes esp. Donard and across the Annalong Valley to Slieve Beg, Cove, Lamagan and S. Binnian; also seaward to the Isle of Man.

Evidence of extensive mining exists along the side of the mountain at places like Carr’s Face, and the route up from the Bloody Bridge follows a mining track for a lot of its length. Five American airmen died when their B26 Marauder crashed here during training in 1944. Wreckage remains on the hill, as well as a memorial plaque and cross at J362 255 starA.

NE. Park at J38882 27114 starB and follow the Bloody Bridge track for about 4 kms up to the Mourne Wall and turn SE to climb 1.5kms to the summit. 1.5hrs

Alternatively it can be climbed more directly from the Bloody Bridge track by striking out south from the track at J37688 26913 starC to tackle the steep northern slopes. Aim first for the summit of Slievenagarragh before heading west for the summit of CRM. Note that on this route there are plenty of rocks and mining-related scree to contend with in places on the northern slopes. 1hr+

S. Park at junction J35780 22320 starD and take the track N which starts 80m to the E. At J35284 23513 starE swing right up to the SSE spur of Rocky Mt. and on to J35326 26480 starF before turning SE to climb 1.5kms to the summit. 2.5hrs

Notable tracks incl. track/4003 and track/4796. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/178/comment/4938/
 
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Climbed 29.3.04 parking at Bloody Bridge (388269& .. by gerrym   (Show all for Chimney Rock Mountain (Sliabh an Aoire))
 
Mountains are like women: wild, dramatic; thin an .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Chimney Rock Mountain (Sliabh an Aoire))
 
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