Archive | August 2012

Kerry Weekend – Photos of Carrauntoohil ascent

Either side of  Saturday 25th the climbing group assailed various gullies and rock faces but on the Saturday the walkers joined forces with the mountaineers, in rain and with very wet conditions underfoot, to tackle O’Shea’s Gully and on to Carrauntoohil descending via the Zig Zags ( the climbing group took the more challenging descent of the Devil’s Ladder!). As the photos will show there  were more people on top than you would see in the Bullring on a busy shopping day !

On Friday Stumpa and Beenkeeragh Ridge were tackled by one party while the other group assailed  Brassel Mtn up to Cnoc na Peiste ridge.

On Sunday the rock climbers were out early in the Gap of Dunloe while a small group of walkers, having been kindly dropped at the top of the Gap  walked back to Kate Kearney’s cottage via the lower slopes of Purple Mountain and Tomies having been deterred from the summits by poor visibility and high winds

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Rockclimbing Tuesday evenings

Climbing sessions will move to Tuesday evenings for the next few weeks and will start at the earlier time of 5.00. The venue is still at Rocklands. Meeting point is up Mulgannon hill at a lane on the left just after a small electricity sub station. If new to the venue, phone Paul in advance for directions through the fields! Hope to see a few more of you there! E5 for non members.

Pike Man Challenge – Lost and Found

LOST : A set of List Men’s Glasses  rimless in a black case somewhere between Scullogue and Glynn lost by one of the crew : if found please email

FOUND :  A set of CAR  keys were found along the route heading off the Blackstairs mountain towards Caherroe’s Den. A keyring with an  inscription was attached. some House keys were also attached. To claim please email