Caher West Top 973.4m mountain, MacGillycuddy's Reeks Ireland at
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Caher West Top Mountain For origin of name, see Caher. Kerry County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish 900s Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 973.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V78990 84004
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Longitude: -9.762521, Latitude: 51.995414 , Easting: 78991, Northing: 84005 Prominence: 24.05m,  Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 478967 584064,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ChrWst, 10 char: ChrWstTp
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Caher has three distinct tops, though only two have sufficient prominence to be listed here.   Caher West Top is the 5th highest place in Ireland.

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First Top on the way to Ireland's Highest .. by group   (Show all for Caher West Top) Picture about mountain Caher West Top in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: The long spur from Spot Height 404m to Caher West Top
eflanaga on Caher West Top, 2006
by eflanaga  17 Jul 2006
Started this anti-clockwise Coumloughra Horseshoe walk near Breanlee Bridge IV76701 86621 D going up short overgrown grass track and behind derelict building before crossing fence onto track running NW behind two farm houses. Track shortly leads to gate & tilled field. Through gate I made sure to stick to the fence to avoid any damage as I made my way to the other gate at the far side of the field. Through this gate there is a narrow uneven track which runs roughly in line with a large black waterpipe which itself runs parallel to the river which you can follow up to its source at Loch Iochtair (Eighter). At the turn in the river I veered right over area shown on map as Ladhar Bhuí using various sheep tracks to climb to Spot height 442m IV 77698 85368 E, the height & extent of the Horseshoe becoming ever clearer as you rise. From the top of Spot Height the route to Caher West Top is clear. Just walk straight across the long & gently rising spur before climbing more steeply to the top. The ground becomes ever rockier as you near the summit. The first of the two summit cairns eventually becomes visible as you traverse the ever rockier ground. Unfortunately, the weather which had been clear up to this point decided to deteriorate and cloud rushed in covering the summit as I reached it. There is a very long drop into the coum on your left side as you face towards the next summit so care is required when dropping down the rocky path onto the col below Caher proper – the next stage in the walk. Trackback:
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