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Ascent of Carrauntoohil on 2016-10-27

Climber: Riley Layman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, October 27, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Carrauntoohil
    Location:Ireland
    Elevation:3409 ft / 1039 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started out a fine day, unusually hot for a late fall day, less favorable at the top. I started from a car park at a sheep farm just past the turn off for Cronin's Yard. There are signs for it and the trail intersects the Cronin trail, called the Lislebane loop. Not much difference than starting from Cronin's, tad shorter perhaps. Weather was nice and sunny until halfway up Devil's ladder and then the wind made an appearance. The rest of the way was windy and foggy with not much visibility but the cairns help to find the way to the top. Couldn't see anything at the top but thankfully there is a small rock shelter from the wind right next to the summit cross. Just a few of us brave souls on the mountain that day. Devil's ladder is quite a trek, watch out for slippery rocks when misting. Beautiful setting when it can be seen though!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3229 ft / 984 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3229 ft / 984 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Devil's ladder
    Start Trailhead:Car park at Lislebane loop  180 ft / 54 m
    Time:1 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics



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