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Rocky Mountain Hill Sliabh na gCloch A name in Irish
Down County, in Carn List, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 404m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J23385 25858
Place visited by 119 members. Recently by: dshields, arderincorbett, Colin Murphy, dodser, Onzy, NoTrespassing, killyman1, Xiom5724, jlk, trostanite, atlantic73, LorraineG60, LorraineG, bryanjbarry, MichaelG55
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Longitude: -6.111618, Latitude: 54.166892 , Easting: 323385, Northing: 325858 Prominence: 80m,  Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 723307 825860,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Rck404, 10 char: RckyMnt404
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Rocky Mountain is the 920th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Rocky Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The view along Shanky's River valley from summit.
 
Nice, relatively simple Carn with fine panoramas
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  8 Oct 2018
Car park can be found at 234 278 A. Take the track directly across the road that follows the Rocky River SE for about 1.5km. Rocky River is well named, for there are multiple crossing options. Turn west at 244 250 B and proceed up the gently rising slope for 1km. Ascent becomes steeper near the 300m mark. Terrain is long grass and heather. Well marked summit with cairn. Car to summit approx 1.5 hours. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/809/comment/5568/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Rocky Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking towards the Cooleys
eflanaga on Rocky Mountain, 2007
by eflanaga  19 Jul 2007
Rocky Mountain was one of the first Mountains in the Mournes I climbed back in 2004. I have climbed it on a number of occasions since, usually as the first or last summit in a particular circuit. The picture below was taken from the summit back in September 2004. Rocky on this occasion was the last of a short circuit that started at Leitrim Car Park and took in Altataggart, Pierce's Castle, Tornamrock & Rocky. There is a small cairn of stones on the summit but the picture I took off that was out of focus. The picture looks over Altataggart & Tievedockaragh with Carlingford Lough & The Cooley's visible (centre.) Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/809/comment/2774/
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Picture: Hen seen from Rocky
 
Hen seen from Rocky
by pdtempan  21 May 2010
We tackled Rocky Mountain as the first peak on a circuit of the Rocky River Valley, following a very similar route to gerrym's walk More than a Pigeon fancier. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/809/comment/4757/
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Picture: Rocky ponies
Pony express
by Colin Murphy  8 Oct 2018
Seeing a group of about 7 or 8 ponies at the top of a mountain was a first for me. I did a little research and apparently these animals are wild, (according to a NI veterinarian group.) I also discovered that during the 18th and 19th centuries smuggling ships full of illicit packages of tobacco, wine, spirits, leather, silk and spices docked at the foot of the Mournes in Newcastle. Smugglers then loaded ponies with their loot and then hotfooted it through the Mournes to Hilltown. The smugglers track still exists today and was called 'The Brandy Pad.' The ancestors of those ponies perhaps??? Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/809/comment/20081/
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