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Name:Carrauntoohil [Corran Tuathail]
Hill number:20001
Height:1038.6m / 3407ft
RHB Section:50C: Macgillycuddy's Reeks
County (CoH):Kerry (CoH)
Hill area:MacGillycuddy's Reeks
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Dillon, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin
Grid ref:V 80364 84424
Summit feature:outcrop 4m W of large cross
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 78
Survey:Abney level/Trimble GeoXH 6000
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From Cronin's Yard via The Devil's Ladder. At the top in 2h 10m. Lunch. The cloud cleared; the crowd gasped. The way to Beenkeragh was revealed. There and back in 2hrs. Even more crowded on my return.ChrisR13/07/2019
From Cronin's Yard. With NB. Much development at Cronin's Yard since my last visit in 2005, and the path along the valley improved with the two foot bridges. Low cloud from near the base of the Devil's Ladder, which we emerged from near the summit.30 minutes on the summit in very atmospheric conditions, bright sunshine above and swirling cloud in most directions. Investigated the route to Binn Chaorach but didn't fancy the scramble, so descended down the path to beautiful Loch Coimin Uacharach and then the interesting and varied but rough and slow faint path back to the glen.Owen B28/06/2019
From hydro road Carrauntoohil via Caher. Amazing day for 4 February. Sunny and still. Lots of snow. 3 1/2 hours up, just over 2 hours back.callumorr04/02/2019
It feels great to have got to the summit of the highest mountain in Ireland.Alancache21/06/2018
from Cronin's yard obvious path to Devil's ladder then climb straight up avoiding fast running water turn right at the top to summit with large cross solo great views just below cloud levelcolinfielding03/10/2017
Mist cleared on summitTonyandsue11/08/2017
Highest in republic of Ireland Carrauntoohil. went via Devils Ladder and down Brother O'shea gully. one of my very favourite mountains if not number 1. Amazing. everything about it it had it all. scrambling hard routes, views tarns was incredible. Bec swam in the tarn cross on summit. loved it. next stop northern Ireland.Scotty 2 Hotty20/06/2017
east-west traverse of macgillycuddys reeks from cronins yard.robertphillips13/06/2017
From hydro car park a round of Skregmore tops, Knockbrinnea, Beenkeragh, Na Cnamha, Carrauntoohil and Caher tops.rhalstead28/04/2017
walk up the devils ladder from Cornins Yardjmistry8616/04/2017
Route: Hydro Road (from road) - Caher West Top - Caher - Carrauntoohil - Cnoc na Toinne - Cnoc an Chuillinn - Cnoc an Chuillinn East Top - Maolan Bui - Cnoc na Peiste - Maolan Bui - The Bone - Cronin's Yard Approx. Stats: 7hrs, 16km, 1,250m ascent Weather: fine, no wind or rain! Approx. Stats: 7hrs, 16km, 1,250m ascent Weather: fine, no wind or rain!millionmts20/10/2016
Estimated dateAngJon01/10/2016
from Cronin's Yard via Devil's Ladder, out to the Bones, return via Brother O'Shea's Gully. Rain and cloud most of day. partial views on descent which is recommended though requires some minor scrambling amongst watery, rock grandeur. with KM. (Hundreds on the hill - charity walk?)niallp16/07/2016
Traverse of Macgillycuddy's Reeks from Cronin's Yard. 20km, +/-1700m, 9 hours.PGCE02/05/2016
f/a, s/a from carrauntohil & cares tops, 3 in party, hot & sunny, 12.7km approx, round of the coomloughra horseshoe, parked at the new carpark, great day, only meet 2 people till carrauntoohil.rum doodle 06/04/2015
Recent pre birthday trip to Ireland. From Cronin's Yard. Ascent and descent via devil's ladder. Had hoped to explore further but conditions were very poor.AlunRees3102/04/2015
Recent pre birthday trip to Ireland. From Cronin's Yard. Ascent and descent via devil's ladder. Had hoped to explore further but conditions were very poor.Alunrees3302/04/2015
With Tadgh & DarraghBMCKEEFRY07/09/2014
Big long high circuit that included the big gunFergalh14/07/2014
Cronins Yard up and down via Devils Ladder because companion couldnt make it over the ridge (scared)epiphone29/06/2014
From Caher with Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club. Thick mist. On Coomloughra horseshoe, heading to the Bones.alwaysinshorts27/05/2014
via Curve Gully in snow thru avalanche debrisPackmule01/05/2014
Started from Cronin's Yard after I found a tree blocking the road to the Lisleibane car park! A very wet day, with the River Gaddagh impossible to cross. Had to go 'off-piste' to reach the summit via Central Gully. Descended to the valley, then back to the car in darkness. My highest point to date. Completed as part of a Four Peaks challenge (Scafell Pike 10/1/2014, Snowdon 14/1/2014, Ben Nevis 16/1/2014).James McKnight12/01/2014
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
My first climbSorina08/06/2013
with John Green, Oliver Bartrumdavidsbatty30/04/2013
From Cronins Yard @10.10am Weather:FineGunners27/04/2013
walked with Kenny & Ali Little, Martin Lennie,John Russell,Ritchie Farmer, Mike Laverick,Keith Blomerley & Nick XXX Lot of rain/drizzle!Dave Jones09/06/2012
Cronins yard and followed groups of people up the Devil's ladder. Misty from there to top, back down to top of D ladder but up the side of neighbouring peak and down the zig zag path to meet the path we took up.Audi-Anne27/08/2011
Up Howling Ridge (a long diff mountain climb) with Pat, Tina and Lesley. Pat showing us one of his favourite local climb -great fun - lots of easy climbing with big holds and ledges and a few tricky moves above big side drops - cold and cloud on summit (2nd ascent)Chris Pearson20/08/2011
completed as part of the EURO 48 challengemcallmar28/04/2011
Ireland HP with dadlerritt30/08/2010
Hiked as part of 5 peak challenge. Nice scramble up the ridge. Great weather. Nice peak, marked with a large iron cross. Lots of other peaks to view from the topwee mac17/04/2010
Part of the 5 peaks challenge. Came up via Devil's ladder, which had a lot of loose rocks. Great weather and views. Summit has iron cross.Fwapp17/04/2010
Nice sunny day but it clouded over at the top.mindlessflogger11/08/2009
Attempted the Coomloughra horseshoe, but lost our nerve on the Beenkeragh ridge and descended by Brother O'Shea's gully and the Hag's Glen. Next time, we'll go up by the Heavenly Gates. Fabulous mountain.cormacg27/06/2009
CK SheilaS09/05/2009
2nd 1000m+ summit of the day (3 of 5 on Coomloughra Horseshoe). With Joel and BFD.Biffin11/10/2008
Climbed as part of the siz peaks challenge.danielwalton08/07/2008
climbed as part of the 5 peaks challenged637tp06/06/2008
Climbed solo from road to the north.dhbond10/04/2008
cloudy/rain ,cleared on toplegan02/07/2007
Beautiful summer's day, perfect views, from cronin's yard and up the devil's ladder, brilliant!Geo06/06/2007
From Meallis, std route down, up the sweep of the reeks in clockwise tour.nordicstar27/05/2007
Wet weekend!!gra234404/12/2006
Coumloughra Horseshoe, solorichardsun29/08/2006
misty - met up about 6 Irish lads who got me round the ridge in bad weatherjohnjennison23/08/2006
Part of our Kilarney weekcosmic28/05/2006
what a weekend this was!!!! truly amazing, followed the route in Trail!!johnny705/05/2006