Ascent of Carrauntoohil on 2012-03-22

Climber: Christopher D'Aiuto

Others in Party:Daniel Patterson
Melissa Mathias
Ruth D'Aiuto
Patrick Finnegan
Charlie Wilson
Date:Thursday, March 22, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:3409 ft / 1039 m

Ascent Trip Report

While some people reported a round trip of 6 hours, hiking with a girl who has never climbed a mountain before added two, for a total of 8 hours up and down.

Roughly you ascend 900 m of this mountain's vertical face. The first 300 was from the trailhead to the lough. The next 300 m was from the lough up to the saddle. The last 300 m was from the saddle to the summit along the ridge.

The river crossings of old now have bridges over them now. The summit is clearly marked by the cross. There is a small stone enclosure to protect you from inclement weather. There was heavy mist and chilling wind when we made it to the top--visibility was only a few feet. Rain came by 3pm.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2917 ft / 889 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Raining, Cold, Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2917 ft / 889 m
    Route:Devil's Ladder
    Start Trailhead:Cronin's Yard  492 ft / 149 m
Descent Statistics

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