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Rocky Mountain Mountain PNNI suggests that this name may have been coined in English. Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 524m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J35070 25255
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Longitude: -5.932999, Latitude: 54.158441 , Easting: 335070, Northing: 325255 Prominence: 60m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 734996 825246,   GPS IDs, 6 char: RckyMn, 10 char: RckyMntn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

There are two other peaks of this name in the Mourne Mountains, and the Irish form Sliabh na gCloch, 'mountain of the stones', is attested for both.   Rocky Mountain is the 485th highest place in Ireland.

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zeaphod on Rocky Mountain, 2004
by zeaphod  10 Nov 2004
Calling it a mountain seems like a wild exaggeration when you are standing next to the "bump". Of course the surrounding land is already high above the Annalong vally. The easist way there is via Round Seefin and Long Seefin, just follow the wall. Lots of evidence of quarrying activity, and a few suitable campsites in the area. Unfortunately this has led to a few bits of litter along the wall. Do us all a favour - take it home. Seriously, if everyone take one piece of litter home, we'll soon clear it up. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/406/comment/1316/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Rocky Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The view northwest from the summit of Rocky Mountain, showing Cove Mountain, Slieve Beg, and Slieve
 
csd on Rocky Mountain, 2005
by csd  23 Oct 2005
As suggested by zeaphod, I came up Rocky Mountain via Round Seefin and Long Seefin, having parked on the small track beside Rourke's Park. As you aproach Round Seefin, there's a sign suggesting you go via one of the quarries mentioned by zeaphod rather than the direct route following the wall. I'd suggest ignoring this, as it's more straightforward just following the wall! Rocky Mountain is blessed with some lovely views, including tantalising glimpses of Ben Crom as it peeps through the col between Slieve Binnian and Slievelamagan. Note that the cairn (shown in my photo) isn't actually at the highest point of the mountain. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/406/comment/2013/
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Picture: Rocky Mountain viewed from Long Seefin to the south
csd on Rocky Mountain, 2005
by csd  23 Oct 2005
The Mourne Wall makes navigation to Rocky Mountain easy. This shot shows the view north towards the summit, as viewed from Long Seefin. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/406/comment/2014/
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As the name suggests
by darrenf  22 Jan 2011
Whats in a name? The name Rocky Mountain may conjour up images of jagged scree filled aretes for some but alas this is not the case. The name is spot on though and indeed it is rocky. The summit area is dotted with rocks and large stones and some stone slabs. We approached Rocky Mountain from Rourkes Park.

From Rourkes Park follow the track to its end. As you approach the end of the track you will note a large timber post with a green sign nailed to it indicating the route to Round Seefin. Follow this route which will take you along the forest edge and across a number of stiles. More of these green signs will lead you onto Long Seefin and utlimately a vivid trail can be followed which will take you right to the mourne wall. Navigation could not be easier - at the foot of Rocky Mountain a stile is provided to allow you cross the mourne wall and ascend Rocky.

An option for the return route could be to drop back to the wall and loop around to Hares Castle and down the Annalong Valley from there. We however simply retraced our steps back to the car. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/406/comment/6206/
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Picture: Just follow the wall
Colin Murphy on Rocky Mountain, 2009
by Colin Murphy  17 Jun 2009
Having parked at Bloody Bridge, (which has the added attraction of clean toilets!) I followed the Bloody Bridge river and ascended Chimney Rock to the south west at a point where you see a large metal pipeline crossing the river. (Sorry no grid refs as I lost my map on the slopes of Rocky Mt!). I descended towards the Mourne Wall and tracked off to the SW towards Rocky, crossing the wall and following it until a point where a narrow ascending track becomes visible directly to the east of the summit. From there it is a relatively easy jaunt to the top. The actual top is a rocky outcrop about 50 metres to the south of the cairn. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/406/comment/3862/
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