Ascent of Carrauntoohil on 2019-09-06

Climber: Bill Hughes

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, September 6, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:3409 ft / 1039 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed route from Lisleibane car park via Devil's Ladder. First couple of km is along track, then becoming intermittent amongst boggy ground and stream before reaching Devil's Ladder ascent, which consisted of several streams running down the mountain. This made for a wet and, by my inexperienced standards, quite a challenging scramble, though at no point did it feel exposed. Then about another km distance and 250m ascent from the top of the Devil's Ladder to the summit, marked by a large metal cross and a couple of stone wind breaks. Low cloud from the top of the Ladder reduced visibility to about 50 m, but the path is reasonably clear and there are a few stone cairns to help guide you.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3193 ft / 973 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3193 ft / 973 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.5 mi / 12 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Mud/Swamp, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3193 ft / 973 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2766 ft / 844 m; Extra: 427 ft / 130m
    Loss on way in:427 ft / 130 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route:Devil's Ladder
    Start Trailhead:Lisleibane car park  643 ft / 195 m
    Time:3 Hours 1 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2766 ft / 843 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route:Devil's Ladder
    End Trailhead:Lisleibane car park  643 ft / 195 m
    Time:3 Hours 26 Minutes

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