Ascent to Carrauntoohil-Cloud deck :-) on 2010-09-08

Climber: Dave Dunham

Date:Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Carrauntoohil - Cloud deck :-)
    Elevation:2880 ft / 877 m
    Remaining Elevation:529 ft / 162 m (18% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Tried to ascend via the "Black Mare" route. Went up the concrete road and had no problem crossing the steam and contouring the two lakes. Started to be unsure of which gully to go up when I was about 200m below the summit. The weather really closed in and I feared I might not find a proper way down if I continued on to the top. Decided to bag it while I still could. Ran down the same way I came up plus additional 4 miles into Glencar.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2339 ft / 712 m
    Route:Concrete road, Black Mare
    Trailhead:Quarry  541 ft / 164 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds

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