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Ben Crom Mountain Binn Chrom A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Crom or Beann Chrom [PNNI], 'curved/stooped peak') Down County, in Arderin List, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 526m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J31291 26007
Place visited by 263 members. Recently by: Grimsbyforever, Pikes, Fenton, Andy1287, feganegg, Grumbler, eoghancarton, mountainmike, Niamhq, Lauranna, bryanjbarry, arderincorbett, David-Guenot, seamaspeineas, ilenia
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Longitude: -5.990583, Latitude: 54.166298 , Easting: 331291, Northing: 326007 Prominence: 81m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 731211 826012,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnCrm, 10 char: Ben Crom
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Ben Crom overlooks the Ben Crom Reservoir, situated upstream from the older Silent Valley Reservoir. It was constructed in 1957 to meet Belfast's growing demand for water.   Ben Crom is the 483rd highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Summit of Ben Crom with the reservoir and Slieve Donard in the distance.
 
csd on Ben Crom, 2005
by csd  10 Jul 2005
After tackling Slieve Bearnagh's precipitous heights, Ben Crom approached from the west is almost a walk in the park (but mind the bog holes!). Although not very high, its relatively isolated position gives it some good views. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/404/comment/1788/
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Picture: Ben Crom Mountain and Reservoir
mneary34 on Ben Crom, 2006
by mneary34  19 Sep 2006
Ben Crom is less than 100 metres higher than the wet plain between it and Slieve Bearnagh but as you can see from this photo which shows Ben Crom on the right it is significantly higher than the reservoir of the same name. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/404/comment/2505/
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tsunami on Ben Crom, 2004
by tsunami  29 Sep 2004
Ben Crom and the reservoir to which it lends it's name as viewed from the slopes of Slievenaglogh (the smaller one). This view of the reservoir and the dam, especially on cloudy days like this, used to scare the bejaysus out of me when I was young! I think the image is like something from Lord of the Rings - almost as if you should dare venture into that valley, you probably won't be returning again! Ben Crom is, none the less a fine central point from which to view the fine Mourne panarama, just watch your footing on the eastern side! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/404/comment/1206/
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ricky k on Ben Crom, 2004
by ricky k  31 Aug 2004
ben crom from the north between the showers. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/404/comment/1152/
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mneary34 on Ben Crom, 2004
by mneary34  8 Nov 2004
Our starting point was the gap between Meelmore and Bearnagh, and on a general heading of 220 degrees we followed a path past Blue Lough keeping it on our left. At that point going cross-country we followed a bearing of 157 degrees in thick mist to the summit. Unfortunately our view into Ben Crom reservoir was a look into cloud, the same one we were in. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/404/comment/1310/
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Jaak on Ben Crom, 2006
by Jaak  1 Apr 2006
View from the top of Ben Crom into the reservoir below, not the time or place for a boot with a badly worn sole. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/404/comment/2253/
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