Ascent of Carrauntoohil on 2016-04-29

Climber: Tobias Coetzee

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, April 29, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:3409 ft / 1039 m

Ascent Trip Report

The cloud base was too low on the 28th. On the 29th, however, the weather cleared a bit. In other words there were only light rain, snow and wind with the occasional clear skies - all within an hour. I didn't need any heavy gear and a base layer, rain jacket, light shirt and soft shell did the job. I saw a few other climbers along the way and all seem to have started at Cronin's Yard.
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At The Cross (2016-04-29). Photo by Tobias Coetzee.
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Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:8.7 mi / 14 km
    Trailhead:Cronin's Yard  -9999 ft / -3047 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
Rain, snow, wind, clear skies
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 23 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Tobias Coetzee
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Other Photos

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From the base (2016-04-29). Photo by Tobias Coetzee.
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