Carrauntoohil Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Carrauntoohil that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Carrauntoohil, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
January 26, 2012
Paul Carlile from Ireland
Please do not underestimate our little Irish mountains. The combination of cold and wet and wind and erratic unpredictable weather has been the death of many an 'experienced' climber. Bog holes swallow people, the wet and cold and poor visibility can kill. Walking poles are essential kit in order to avoid bog holes and floating ground. Purple sedge grass can make some areas very difficult to walk since it covers holes etc.
Having said that, the reeks are great!
the last few winters have provided alpine conditions with deep snow. This is a lot safer that the usual frozen peat and blinding sleet.
December 16, 2011
Des Palmer from Ireland
The zig zags starting at point ref: N51.99651 W9.73109 is another alternative to the Devils Ladder route.
July 23, 2011
David Moore from Ireland
Avoid the devils ladder if possible as it is very eroded and rock falls are quite possible. Brother O'Shea's Gully to the west is a much better route.