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Brandon Group Area   S: Brandon Ridge South Subarea
Place count in area: 15, OSI/LPS Maps: 70 
Highest place:
Brandon, 951.7m
Maximum height for area: 951.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 934 metres,

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Brandon Peak Mountain Barr an Ghéaráin A name in Irish (Ir. Barr an Ghéaráin [OSI], 'top of the fang') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 840m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q47207 09481
Place visited by 481 members. Recently by: Bunsen7, markwallace, paulbrown, Jenniallen, annem, greidy1, nolo, Roswayman, Stephblewitt, peist, garymckenna, Balor, Montyt, Chance, SFlaherty
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Longitude: -10.236348, Latitude: 52.216359 , Easting: 47207, Northing: 109481 Prominence: 190m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 447190 609534,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrndPk, 10 char: BrndnPeak
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

From the vicinity of Cloghane church there is a strange optical illusion whereby this peak seems higher than the summit, though it is actually over 100m lower.   Barr an Ghéaráin is the 25th highest place in Ireland.

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Peak Indeed .. by group   (Show all for Brandon Peak (Barr an Ghéaráin))
 
Garran Ceoil .. by liz50   (Show all for Brandon Peak (Barr an Ghéaráin))
 
One of the best for sure .. by Bunsen7   (Show all for Brandon Peak (Barr an Ghéaráin))
 
A magic scramble up the East Ridge
by IainT  2 Oct 2018
Onzy mentions the East Ridge of Brandon Peak, which is indeed a spectacular route, with more and better scrambling than the Faha Ridge. Had a great day on it in september. Park at the foot of the farm road at 490 084 F, space for a couple of cars, maybe three. Follow the farm road and track up to a gate through the top fence just short of the loch. Go sharp right, through a bit of a boulder field until below the main shoulder coming down from the ridge, with Loch Cruttia down to your right. The foot of the ridge is in two buttresses, both nearly vertical at the bottom. Either go up the grassy gully in between them to join the RH buttress at a prominent wide crack, or get onto the LH buttress from either side and scramble up it (a bit vegetated), then once the angle eases off descend a steep sheep track rightwards to reach the same point. The crack is Moderate, and the L edge of the slab is the same grade. The whole lot is avoidable on the left. Lots more optional problems of any grade you like lead up to an easing of angle. The ridge then gets much narrower and more ridge-like, but also much easier. It's barely scrambling, but the big drop on the right gives some brilliant airy situations. It finishes bang on the summit cairn of Brandon Peak. A super way up the hill. Descending the East ridge of Gearhane takes you conveniently back to the start. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/24/comment/18729/
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Photo shows the ridge walk over to Brandon Peak ( .. by csd   (Show all for Brandon Peak (Barr an Ghéaráin))
 
Climbed Brandon Peak recently as part of a ridge .. by aidand   (Show all for Brandon Peak (Barr an Ghéaráin))
 
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