Coumshingaun

Climbs 8 – Rocktype Conglomerate – Altitude 445m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
Perhaps the finest example of a corrie or coum in Europe, Coumshingaun is the most famous landmark in the Comeragh mountains.

Access notes
Approach - It is best approached from the Carrick on Suir to Dungarvan road. The most traditional and most gentle approach involves parking at Kilclooney bridge (GR. 348115), entering through a gate to the west, crossing a stream from which a vague path may be followed to the west. This track is more defined once you gain the open mountain.

An alternative and shorter approach involves parking at Kilclooney wood (GR. 342103), follow a track through the woods from the north west corner of the car-park until you meet a forest road, turn right and follow this to the forest boundary, follow the fence to the corner of the forest from where some sheep tracks may be followed to the lake. This latter approach saves about fifteen minutes.

Guidebooks

Out of print: Interim Guide to Rock Climbs in the Comeragh Mountains & Outcrops in the South East (1995)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
 NORTH FACING CLIFF  
2Emperor's NoseE2 5c *** 
3Dark AngelHVS 5a ***7
4Crooked SmileHVS 5a **2
5FilamingoHVS 5a *4
6Antsy's DesireHVS 5a 3
7A Walk on the West EndVS 4c **4
 SOUTH FACING CLIFF  
9The Other DiamondS 4a 1
 EAST FACING CLIFF  
11Ser Visal's TailHS 4b 2
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