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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caher West Top in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Looking across to the Beenkeragh Ridge from Caher West Top.
 
First Top on the way to Ireland's Highest
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  13 Dec 2011
Park off road near V77150 87050 A and walk up the Hydro Road leading up to Loch Iochtair V777 856 B. From the NW end of the Loch go S over Pt. 442 to gain the NW spur V776 852 C of Cahir West Top. Turn up left (SE) for 1.7k to gain the top. On the way up, initially over tussocky grass and then stoney ground, veer to the left side of the spur for fine views down into the Coomloughra Glen and across to the Beenkeragh Ridge from Carrauntoohil to Beenkeragh. Descend by way of ascent. Indeed, while there, many walkers decide to press on a little further to Cahir top proper and maybe even to Carrauntoohil. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/5/comment/4765/
 
Started this anti-clockwise Coumloughra Horseshoe .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Caher West Top)
 
DickyDonut (30/07/03 21:20): We climbed to the we .. by DickyDonut   (Show all for Caher West Top)
 
Descending from here on the last leg of the Cooml .. by denisdeasy   (Show all for Caher West Top)
 
Caher's west top is the last peak on the right of .. by csd   (Show all for Caher West Top)
 
The Hydro Road Route .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Caher West Top)
 
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