Name:Cruach Mhor
Hill number:20011
Height:932m / 3058ft
Section:50C: Macgillycuddy's Reeks
Col:900m  V840846  

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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
2484212/09/2018V 84077 84822  F: Outcrop 2m S of huge shrine
S: Abney level
214929/06/2013V 84000 84800  F: Pile of rocks
O: Part of wider Hag's Glen Circuit

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From Kate Kearney's Cottage via Cnoc an Bhraca. Continued to The Big Gun then returned.ChrisR15/07/2019
east-west traverse of macgillycuddys reeks from cronins yard.robertphillips13/06/2017
Ascended from Cronins Yard and despite clag, worked our way on and through the ridge.kenmorti17/07/2016
from Cronin's Yard with KM and MT on a dry-ish day though in cloud from 700m or so until drop, at end of day, to Hag's Glen. Half-dozen others up top by grotto. We proceeded carefully along ridge, bypassing difficulties to take in main tops. 9 hr day.niallp17/07/2016
Parked in Cronin's Yard (IV 83610 874110) - 2 euros. Took Gadagh River path for about 1km, then south up steep slopes to Lough Cummeenapeasta. Then east ridge up through boulders to the summit. Continued to The Big Gun. with KM and NP.Man of Kernow117/07/2016
Traverse of Macgillycuddy's Reeks from Cronin's Yard. 20km, +/-1700m, 9 hours.PGCE02/05/2016
f/a, s/a for malign bui, croc na peiste, the big gun, & cruach mhor, 2 in party, hot & sunny with a breeze, 8hrs approx, 14 km approx. another sunny day, from cronins yard, track then path (priests path?) up onto the shoulder & croc na toinne. along the ridge taking in the tops, good ridge walk, from croc na peiste there is some good scrambling, ridge narrows with some scrambling, choice of a short wet descent to north and reascent back to the ridge or a short step in the ridge. from the big gun, turn the over hang by a steep descent on a path, first large block can be turned by a short descent of a damp tight corner on the east side, clambering around its base to regain the ridge. either take to the crest with several steep down climbs or take a faint path on the west side. this ridge is best tackled coming from cruach mhor rather than from the big gun, this gives the option of tackling the short vertical sections or avoiding them, rather than suddenly arriving at the top of them. desrum doodle 08/04/2015
Big long high circuit that included the big gunFergalh14/07/2014
with R -all 5 along eastern ridgeDunlawyering09/07/2014
Hags Glen HorseshoePackmule02/05/2014
The Hagg' Glen Circuit 11 mountains in 12 Hours and 20 Mins In excellent sunny conditions degrees and light wind . 9.8 mile circuitSorina29/06/2013
with John Green, Oliver Bartrumdavidsbatty30/04/2013
From Big Gun. All difficulties could be avoided way down on the Hags Glen side; the ridge is heavily gendarme. I kept as close to the crest as possible, visiting it a few times, keeping to Grade 1 scrambling at the highest. This peak completed my Kerry 'Munros' and I returned to Cronin's Yard from pt. 781 on the ENE ridge- narrow but no longer rocky. A fence was a guide- no path, a bit of deliberate trespassing needed to avoid climbing fences or taking a more circuitous route. It was 7 pm so no messing, beer and food at Kate Kearney's was becoming a priority!pwheeler24/05/2011
completed as part of the EURO 48 challengemcallmar28/04/2011
CK SheilaS12/05/2009
Irish munro haul - circuit from Meallisnordicstar27/05/2007
misty - met up about 6 Irish lads who got me round the ridge in bad weatherjohnjennison23/08/2006
Solo.Dangerous Dave19/04/2006
Climb of MacGillicuddy's Reeks via Devil's Ladder and Hag's Glen, from Gearha. Excellent traverse of Cnoc na Toinne, Cnoc an Chuillin, Maolan Bui, Knocknapeasta, An Gunna Mor, Cruach Mhor - the scramble over An Gunna Mhor was the highlight. Very clear visibility except couple of showers. Met only four people in whole day.mavero1015/08/2003
first ascent, 2 in party, snow, spindrift and windy, 13km approx. scrambled up re entrant from dunloe, croc an bhraca, cruach mhor, lots of snow out to the big gun, started snowing heavily, continued along the ridge to croc na pest then maolan bui and descended down the bone to cronins yard.rum doodle 11/04/1998
Clockwise round of Macgillycuddy's Reeks.Eddie26/10/1994
Part of a trip to cover all the Irish 3000'Rhayader_wander27/06/1994
Circuit from the North via Gaddagh Riverrjf3507/04/1993
Irish 3000ers in 24 hoursChris Pearson10/05/1992
From the road end to the north. Cruach Mhor and tops along the ridge to Devils ladder and back down Hags Glen.PeterD19/08/1991
With Dave, Nick, Danny.jim.r31/07/1991
From farm at end of road. 30p car park. Plod uphill into mist over tussock. On faint track among crags to top with BVM in residence. to Big Gunarranc13/04/1991
Date unknown. Corran Tuathaill YH circuit RHW01/01/1990
Farm 1km above Corran Tuathail YH - Lough Cummeennapeasta - Cruach Mhor - The Big Gun - Cnoc na Peiste - Maolan Bui - Cnoc an Chuilinn - Cnoc na Toinne - Col (for Devil's Ladder into Hag's Glen) - Carrauntoohil - Caher - W Top of Caher - Back to Carrauntoohil - The Bones - Beenkeragh - Knockbrinnea - Hag's Glen - Farm above Youth Hostel. (PM)gerrybowes23/07/1987
Solo. From Carrauntoohil Youth Hostel to the road end and then along the track towards Lough Callee and Lough Goragh. I left the track and struck straight up the hillside to Cruach Mhor (3062'). There is a shrine/cairn on the summit. I then went along the ridge of Macgillycuddy's Reeks to Caher and Carrauntoohil before descending to the youth hostel. Time: 7hr 50min. The weather was good. It was misty on and off on the summits.pwbellarby14/06/1987
JEB Uisdean2526/07/1984
Tenth and last of the 'Furth' on this traverse of the Reeks. Had arranged to be picked up in the valley below; not being familiar with terrain had a desperate time descending a corrie full of waist deep bracken, heather and grass covering murderous boulders and crevices. The last thing you want at the end of a tough day!Aye Jimmy10/08/1978
St Pedro22/09/2018
john steel16/09/2017
Sick Kid29/05/2017
Crawford Lindsay03/05/2017