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Scalp Mountain 484m,
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Inishowen Area   Iskaheen Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 
Highest place:
Slieve Snaght, 615m
Maximum height for area: 615 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 600 metres,

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Scalp Mountain Hill An Scailp A name in Irish
(Ir. An Scailp [ÉT], 'the cleft' or 'rock shelter') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Dark pelitic & psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 484m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 7 Grid Reference: C40612 27144
Place visited by 43 members. Recently by: pmeldrum, Fergalh, eejaymm, madfrankie, trostanite, doopa, windy, sperrinlad, MichaelE, jimbloomer, sandman, muschi, chalky, Wilderness, Aidy
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Longitude: -7.364784, Latitude: 55.089918 , Easting: 240612, Northing: 427144 Prominence: 289m,  Isolation: 3.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 640551 927126,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SclpMn, 10 char: SclpMntn
Bedrock type: Dark pelitic & psammitic schist, (Fahan Slate Formation)

Scalp Mountain is the 616th highest place in Ireland.

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High point of a ridge. .. by group   (Show all for Scalp Mountain)
 
The soft but very pleasing option! .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Scalp Mountain)
 
road to the top .. by gerrym   (Show all for Scalp Mountain)
 
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Picture: Looking from Scalp Mountain to Grannia's Gap
 
A tough two hours
by Peter Walker  20 Oct 2010
I can confirm the feasibility of Harry Goodman's musings regarding an ascent from Grannia's Gap: park just west of the top of the road where a track leads north (through a gate) to the disused quarry noted under Eskaheen Mountain: I squeezed the car off the road opposite this. A clamber over a gate led to open hillside.

Now, I know it's heresy to suggest it, but the experience leads me to suggest using the elsewhere-mentioned access road for the ascent. My route from the Gap is not horrendously hard, but whether or not you stick to the ridgeline or else attempt to cut across the slope to the final col there's still that annoying feeling of expending much more effort than should really be necessary for a shortish distance and a limited height gain: thick, energy-sapping grass is the order of the day for much of the walk. On my return I decided to cut my losses by using the track marked as starting at (420 271 G) (but actually starting from almost the ridge) and then walking up the Grannia's Gap road to regain my car: this was much easier, and fortunately proceeding in this direction meant I didn't see the 'No Trespassing' signs until I reached said tarmac! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/502/comment/6140/
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Mind Your Eyes! .. by Aidy   (Show all for Scalp Mountain)
 
I went up Scalp after the St.Paddy's weekend stor .. by Lalo P'Ley   (Show all for Scalp Mountain)
 
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