Ascent of Slieve Car on 2022-05-13

Climber: Deividas Valaitis

Date:Friday, May 13, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Slieve Car
    Elevation:2365 ft / 720 m

Ascent Trip Report

We parked our car on the roadside at 54.08675, -9.570527. It is probably more logical to leave the car before the barrier, a few hundred metres away. But the sign says "no unauthorised access beyond this point". Approximately 5 km of very gradual unpaved road. Then a hard-to-see trail on the grassy slopes, micro-navigating between grassy hills to avoid mud and unnecessary descent. I think there are many possible options to climb the plateau. We chose to go L before the end of the valley. The summit plateau was in the clouds, so navigation was useful. HP is a bump made of stones with a concrete trig pillar at the top. A very similar descent route a lovely, longish walk.

2h35 up, 2h25 down, 5h00 roundtrip.

Slieve Car photos

Short, self organized trip to Ireland.
P600 - Slieve Car, Ben Gorm, Clashcame, Benwee,
Other - Garraun
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2080 ft / 633 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13 mi / 21 km
    Trailhead:54.08675, -9.570527  285 ft / 86 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Mud/Swamp
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 25 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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