Croaghbane 641m mountain, Bluestack Mountains Ireland at
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Croaghbane Mountain An Chruach Bhán A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. An Chruach Bhán [PDT], 'white stack') Donegal County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Main granite (adamellite) Bedrock

Height: 641m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G97853 91071
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Longitude: -8.034092, Latitude: 54.767542 , Easting: 197853, Northing: 391071 Prominence: 76m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 597806 891062,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghbn, 10 char: Croaghbane
Bedrock type: Main granite (adamellite), (Barnesmore Granite, G2 variety)

Situated on the boundary of the townlands of Edergole, Cronakerny and Crolack. Name from J. Glover.   Croaghbane is the 214th highest place in Ireland.

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Granite and Water .. by group   (Show all for Croaghbane) Picture about mountain Croaghbane in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
gerrym on Croaghbane, 2006
by gerrym  4 Nov 2006
Climbed at the end of April as first mountain in Bluestack 5. Access from Glenties to Ballybofey road, at 967964 B turn off onto narrow road into Reelan Valley, follow for 1.5 miles to an old schoolhouse on right. This is a wild and rugged area with the Bluestacks laid out along the lenght of the valley. Park here and walk back a short distance to take lane downhill towards river and isolated farmhouse almost hidden by conifers. Turn left after crossing the river following waymarked posts. Start climbing after passing a ruined house up the slopes of Glascarns Hill (578m). The ground was very wet here and it was a job to try and pick out a drier route. I came to a new fence which was crossed by heading right to a metal farmgate. The ground then becomes rockier and levels out traversing an area of pools before climbing again to reach the summit of Glascarns after 1 h 45 mins. As it was late in the evening i pitched down here for the night (see pic) just above Cronloughan 1000ft below. I had an uncomfortable nights sleep as the temperature fell away (must get a better sleeping bag) but also a great feeling as probably the only person up in the hills. After packing up the next morning it was a short climb up to the summit of Croaghbane, with some great views down into the Owendoo River valley before entering the mist near the summit. Lough Aduff is just before the top and would have been a better spot to camp down. The summit cairn is just off to the west and i could see little in the mist. The mountain is nothing special to look at from this side but it is a good climb and there is good views on the way up, especially to the steep eastern side above Cronloughan. I am sure the view from the top on a clear day would be excellent. (See Ardnageer for continuation of the Bluestack 5 circuit).
Climbed same route at start of Oct 2006 but a howling wind, horizontal rain stinging my face and mist made the going very unpleasant. Got to the summit but there was no way i was heading on towards Ardnageer. A compass bearing brought me back towards Glascairns Hill and as i dropped down below the mist i decided to head for the Effernagh river which would take me back near my starting point. The continuous rain was swelling the river and the surrounding ground was becoming increasingly wet. I am a bit of a sadist so part of me was enjoying the conditions but i was also feeling quite miserable slogging through the wet ground. Eventually skirted around the farm building and crossed the river back to the old schoolhouse. A companion had leaking boots and decided to leave them with another abandoned pair on a wall at the schoolhouse ( not very environmentally friendly but a shrine of sorts to the toll exerted by these hills) . Gettintg the waterproofs off and into the relative warmth of the car was a blessing. A completely different experience to my first time on this hill and a reminder of how much weather can alter the difficulty of hill walking. Trackback:
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Gateway to Bluestacks 5 .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Croaghbane)
A fabulously intricate climb with huge diversity .. by bryanmccabe   (Show all for Croaghbane)
Climbed June 8th - From my camp site just short .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Croaghbane)
This is a panoramic view of the Bluestacks as see .. by padodes   (Show all for Croaghbane)
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