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Name:Caher [Cathair]
Hill number:20003
Height:1000m / 3281ft
Parent (Ma):20001  Carrauntoohil [Corran Tuathail]
RHB Section:50C: Macgillycuddy's Reeks
County/UA:Kerry
Hill area:MacGillycuddy's Reeks
Class:Simm, Furth, Hewitt, Subhump, Dillon,
Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin
(Sim,F,Hew,sHu,Dil,VL,A)
Grid ref:V 79261 83892
Summit feature:small cairn
Drop:99.7m
Col:900.3m  V 7981 8395  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 78
Survey:Trimble GeoXH 6000
Comments:Summit height measured at 1000.0m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 161 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From the Hydro road CP via the west top. Cloud on top. Back to the west top. Soon below cloud on the return.ChrisR12/07/2019
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 backcallumorr04/02/2019
My first summit, having walked up the path from the Stepping Stones B&BAlancache21/06/2018
Cloudy clearedTonyandsue11/08/2017
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
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!millionmts20/10/2016
Traverse of Macgillycuddy's Reeks from Cronin's Yard. 20km, +/-1700m, 9 hours.PGCE02/05/2016
Coomloughra Houseshoe 8 hours, dusting of snowDunlawyering29/04/2016
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
From Caher west top with Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club. Cloudy with breeze. On Coomloughra horseshoe, heading to Carrauntoohil.alwaysinshorts27/05/2014
Hags Glen Horseshoe with diversion to CaherPackmule02/05/2014
with John Green, Oliver Bartrumdavidsbatty30/04/2013
Breanlee- Lough Eagher then via the NW top and a splendid narrow arête to Caher. I was bagging 'Irish Munros' to compleat The Furth on this trip. A brief good weather window after a morning of rain gave the opportunity to do this one- a magnificent spot but not revisit Carrauntoohil. Instead I returned via Curraghmore and Lack Road- still a good walk.pwheeler22/05/2011
completed as part of the EURO 48 challengemcallmar28/04/2011
CK SheilaS09/05/2009
3rd 1000m+ summit of the day (4 of 5 peaks on Coomloughra Horseshoe). With Joel and BFD.Biffin11/10/2008
Irish munro haul - circuit from Meallisnordicstar27/05/2007
Coumloughra Horseshoe, solo richardsun29/08/2006
Solo.Dangerous Dave17/04/2006
Coomloughra Horseshoe - what a great walk, circling back from Carrauntoohill to Caher now in lovely late afternoon sunshine with fine viewsWith John, Mark and Ken.niallp23/09/2005
Ascent with father completing the Coomloughra Horse Shoe.VirtualMountain21/06/2003
Ascent and circuit of Coomloughra Horseshoe from Ballycullane. Outstanding hike over Skregmore, East Top, Beenkeragh, Knockoughter, Corran Tuathail, Caher and West Top. Most of hike was clear, local thick clouds around the Corran Tuathail summit.mavero1001/08/2000
first ascent, solo, windy with snow showers & spindrift, 17km. hags glen, the devils ladder where several people where stuck in the ice conditions, cramponed up. snow and icy patches to the summit of carrauntoohill, descended back and out to cahir where a group was on their hands and knees - caught out in a spindrift squall. descended to lyre boy and track to road, back along road hitching the last section to my b&brum doodle 12/04/1998
Clockwise round of Macgillycuddy's Reeks.Eddie26/10/1994
Part of a trip to cover all the Irish 3000'Rhayader_wander25/06/1994
from W top. Down gingerly into mist, avoiding path on edge of precipice to col and up again on snow to top. No view. to Carrauntoohil.arranc07/04/1994
Galltywenallt17/09/1991
Coomloughra Horseshoe from the west over Skregmore, East Top, Beenkeragh, Knockoughter, Corran Tuathail, Caher and Caher West Top.PeterD21/08/1991
With Dave, Nick, Danny.jim.r30/07/1991
Date unknown. Corran Tuathaill YH circuit RHW01/01/1990
petey01/01/1990
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. Macgillycuddy's Reeks. After following the ridge between Cruach Mhor and Cnoc an Toine descended to the col at the top of 'The Ladder'. I ascended Caher (3259'), a subsidiary top of Caher (3200'), then went back over the main summit and on to Carrauntoohil (3414' - the highest peak in Eire). Continued to Beenkeragh 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
First of a big day doing all the 3000'ers in the Reeks. In mist most of the day which ruined most of the views. Took eight hours and finished with a horrendous descent into a corrie through waist deep bracken and heather covering lethal boulders.Aye Jimmy10/08/1978
Climbed on way to Carrauntoohildouglas_eastonblank
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Robinho0816/05/2016
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