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Donegal SW Area   NE: Glengesh Subarea
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 10 
Highest place:
Slieve League, 596.4m
Maximum height for area: 596.4 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 470 metres,

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Common Mountain Hill Sliabh Chamáin A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Chamáin [logainm.ie], poss. 'mountain of the crooked
place')
Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Flaggy quartzite and dark schist Bedrock

Height: 499.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 10 Grid Reference: G70920 85943
Place visited by 47 members. Recently by: trekker, mcrtchly, markmjcampion, simon3, MichaelE, arderincorbett, Lauranna, LorraineG60, IndyMan, Peter Walker, Cobhclimber, Fergalh, sandilandsn, melohara, shaunkelly
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Longitude: -8.452051, Latitude: 54.72064 , Easting: 170920, Northing: 385943 Prominence: 316m,  Isolation: 2.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 570876 885935,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CmnMnt, 10 char: CmnMntn
Bedrock type: Flaggy quartzite and dark schist, (Slieve League Formation)

The nearby townland of Roechrow also appears to get its name from a hill (poss. Ir. Ruachruach, 'red stack').   Common Mountain is the 572nd highest place in Ireland. Common Mountain is the second most easterly summit in the Donegal SW area.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/453/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Common Mountain (<i>Sliabh Chamáin</i>) in area Donegal SW, Ireland
Picture: View from Car Park, with Common Mt behind.
 
Broad Top with Steep Ground to North and East
Short Summary created by simon3, Colin Murphy, Onzy  18 Nov 2019
Common Mountain is isolated from most other hills by its location in the apex of a narrow fork of land, where the N56 meets the R230. It used to be regarded as an Arderin, however measurement on 13 Nov 2019 reveals that it's height is 499.7 and so just under the requirement.

For the easiest ascent, it is hard to ignore the lay-by parking at G687 859 A, which is already at an elevation of 270m. From here you need to outflank the forested area, either by heading northwest along the road for 100m, or southeast about 100m to the hairpin bend, before heading south over open ground. Once around the forest you can head east towards the summit. An hour should see you at the summit and an up and down should take well under two hours.

An alternative is to start right in the hook of the hairpin bend, where you'll see some small hills of gravel. Behind these is a gate. This has a 'Private Property' sign, but judging by the towering weeds on either side, it hasn't been opened in years. Across the gate is a short track leading down to a stream. Cross this and you are onto to the open hillside, which is grassy and firm underfoot. Head directly east for an hour to reach the top.

Common Mountain can be linked with a climb of Crocknapeast. From Common, descend to a broad col at G698 848 B (sh 384) before heading south to Crocknapeast. On the descent, you are probably best returning via the same col; a circuit of three hours.

From the summit, very steep ground to the north and east points towards a possible circuit from that direction.

There are a number of 'No Trespassing' signs scattered around the hill. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/453/comment/5212/
 
I started this walk from the scenic viewpoint and .. by gerrym   (Show all for Common Mountain (Sliabh Chamáin))
 
Started from the lay-by near the top of the Gleng .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Common Mountain (Sliabh Chamáin))
 
Summit of Common Mountain with Ardara and Loughro .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Common Mountain (Sliabh Chamáin))
 
I took this snap of Common Mountain after I drove .. by murphysw   (Show all for Common Mountain (Sliabh Chamáin))
 
Crooked mountain turns out to be Arderin imposter .. by simon3   (Show all for Common Mountain (Sliabh Chamáin))
 
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