Coumshingaun

Climbs 19 – 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 and is one of many coums in the Comeragh Mountains Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

Approach 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 uphill 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
Rock Climbing in Ireland (2014),
Out of print: Interim Guide to Rock Climbs in the Comeragh Mountains & Outcrops in the South East (1995)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 NORTH FACING CLIFF  
 MAIN GULLY  
3KaralukHS 4b  
4The Sleep of ReasonE3 6a  
5Sleep of Reason DirectE5 6a  
 EMPEROR BUTRESS  
7KishonHVS 5a  
8Prophets of BaalE1 5b  
9YammerschoonerE3 6a  
10Vale Of GalgopleyeE4 6a/b  
11Emperor's NoseE2 5c ***1
 EMPEROR WEST FACE  
13Talking GodE4 6a ** 
14Dark AngelHVS 5a ***7
15Stone The RosesE3 5c  
16CapricornE5 6a/b  
17Crooked SmileHVS 5a **2
18FilamingoHVS 5a *5
 THE WEST END  
20Antsy's DesireHVS 5a 4
21A Walk on the West EndVS 4c *4
22SW Gully2 **1
 SOUTH FACING CLIFF  
24The Other DiamondS 4a 1
 EAST FACING CLIFF  
26Ser Visal's TailHS 4b 2
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