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MacGillycuddy's Reeks Area , Cen: Reeks West Subarea
Feature count in area: 29, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, EW-KNP, EW-R
Highest Place: Carrauntoohil 1038.6m

Starting Places (19) in area MacGillycuddy's Reeks:
Ballaghbeama Gap, Bridia Valley End, Cronins Yard, Gap of Dunloe Head of, Gap of Dunloe Kate K, Glashaknockbrassel Stream, Glasheenoultagh Stream, Hydro Road CP, Knocknsallagh Bridge, Lisleibane Trail Head, Lough Acoose North, Lough Acoose West, Lough Cappanlea OEC, Lough Caragh SW, Lough Fada N, Lough Reagh N, Maghanlawaun Bridia Valley, Shamrock Farmhouse B&B, Tomies Lough Leane NW

Summits & other features in area MacGillycuddy's Reeks:
Cen: Reeks West: Beenkeragh 1008.2m, Caher 1000m, Caher West Top 973.4m, Carrauntoohil 1038.6m, Cnoc Íochtair 746.3m, Hag's Tooth 662m, Knockbrinnea East Top 845.4m, Knockbrinnea West Top 852.2m, The Bones Peak 956.5m, Skregmore 847.7m, Stumpa Bharr na hAbhann 852.1m
E: Cnoc an Bhráca: Cnoc an Bhráca 728m, Cnoc na dTarbh 655m, Strickeen 440m
N: Reeks North: Knockbrack 425m, Knocknabrone Hill 353m, Skregbeg 573m
NW: Gortnagan: Gortnagan Beg 298m
SE: Reeks East: Brassel Mountain 575m, Cnoc an Chuillinn 954.6m, Cnoc an Chuillinn East Top 922.9m, Knocknapeasta 985.1m, Cnoc na Toinne 844.1m, Cruach Mhór 930.8m, Maolán Buí 968.9m, The Big Gun 939.9m
SW: Bridia: Beann Bhán 459.5m, Beendarrig 449.7m, Beann Dubh 450.5m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Stumpa Bharr na hAbhann, 852.1m Mountain
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(Ir. Stumpa Bharr na hAbhann [OSI 1:25,000*] , 'stump of the top of
the river')
Stuaic Bharr na hAbhann an extra name in Irish, Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Stumpa Bharr na hAbhann is the 17th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V79714 85810, OS 1:50k mapsheet 78
Place visited by: 360 members, recently by: eimirmaguire, kieran117, kelleher, rhw, PiotrR, maoris, Carolineswalsh, NualaB, ToughSoles, muddypaws, Kaszmirek78, Iamcan, Lucy.boland, Krzysztof_K, markwallace
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Longitude: -9.752629, Latitude: 52.011787, Easting: 79714, Northing: 85810, Prominence: 23.3m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 479690 585869
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: Also known as Stuaic Bharr na hAbhann (TH).
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: StmpBh, 10 char: StmpBhrnhA

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Bleck Cra on Stumpa Bharr na hAbhann
by Bleck Cra 18 Aug 2004
Stumpa Barr na hAbhann - who? And thus a pleasure to bring a sunny smile to this strange girl's face when I alighted on her shoulder. 20 years ago, I enquired at the Climber's Inn in Glencar if anyone went up “there” - being the Reeks and was told with inevitable Kerry sarcasm that some did but not all returned. And so last week on the pretext of Puck, I encouraged Girl Friday to the Peninsula. When she was still suffering from being Girl Tuesday Night, I slunk off for a look. Conditions were Kerry Grade 7; access other than the main Toohil track was unclear and time was (more Puck pressing) of the essence - so the nearest at a 4pm kick-off into black, unknown territory was good.
Enter Stumpa. Soaked to the skin getting the gear on; access from Lough a Chuis; venture into half tracks, sheep runs, heather and impenetrable contours. An awkward pull up to her calf, meet the Toohil “motorway” at a concrete-plugged waterfall and a tough ascent into shattered sedimentary bits. Hello - clear skies and scorchio heat. The summit is reached, then reached, then reached again. For the Reek virgin, the panorama of the choire from Her Stumpiness is only mindblowing. The ridge is magnificent at every point, some of which are positively scary.
A fist of impenetrable blackness sat behind the Carn and slowly opening fingers, reached out to me - home James. Given the griplessness threatening the access route, I descended over her brow instead. More heather, more outcrops, but dry. Back at the car and Fingers the Fog Finagler opened his rain-filled palm and re-drenched me in an instant.
I’ll be back to do the ridge, when it’s cool, clear, cloud-free and grippy. Must put that in the diary for another 20 years. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/18/comment/1096/
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Picture: Next stop - Beenkeragh
Another One Done On The Coomloughra Horseshoe
by Aidy 27 Dec 2016
Third summit as I tried to make my way around the Coomloughra Horseshoe, and apart from a steep pull up Cnoc Iochtair, and unbelievably strong winds, it was fairly easy going from summit to summit so far with little ascent and descent between them. I didn't think I'd be able to complete the walk due to the wind, but felt sure I could get to the top fo Beenkeragh at least. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/18/comment/18737/
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Picture: 'Stumpa' (right) from Caher West Top spur
eflanaga on Stumpa Bharr na hAbhann
by eflanaga 18 Jul 2006
From Knockbrinnea West Top IA (V80778 85815) I made for the ridge between Beenkeeragh and my target keeping as much height as possible by making for an area on the map named as Glóras IB (V80239 85603). This stretch is again over fairly grassy ground a respite from the rocky conditions present for most of the Coumloughra Horseshoe, although as you near the top of the ridge the ground does become rockier. From the top of the ridge there is a short climb over rocky ground to Stuaic’s summit IC (V79631 85858). The views are again excellent none more so than down into the coum and across to the Caher’s and the ridge running towards Carrauntoohill. Here I could make out three walkers ready to make their ascent on the highest peak. The precipitous nature of the walls of the coum were readily apparent from this vantage point. The end of the ‘climbing’ part of the walk is clear to the NW and west to Skregmore and Cnoc Iochtair respectively. Two more drops and two climbs would bring me to the final summit of the day. (See Skregmore for next stage) Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/18/comment/2435/
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milo on Stumpa Bharr na hAbhann
by milo 29 Jul 2002
I doubt anyone ever climbed this except as a waypoint to Beenkeeragh. Skregmore is a better vantage point for viewing Coomloughra. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/18/comment/44/
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walker_hollick on Stumpa Bharr na hAbhann
by walker_hollick 19 Jun 2005
This is another one where the height appears on OS 78 but the name is absent. In fact I thought
this was Skregmore when I climbed it as it is higher than point 848. Anyway the view from the
top today was magnificent, and there was no particular difficulty in climbing it. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/18/comment/1774/
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