Climbs 21
Rocktype Conglomerate
Altitude 445m a.s.l
Faces N

Sean Martin gaining the second overhang. © Ronan O Keeffe

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.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  North Facing Cliff
  Main Gully
3 Karaluk HS 4b  
4 The Sleep of Reason E3 6a  
5 Sleep of Reason Direct E5 6a  
  Emperor Butress
7 Kishon HVS 5a 1
8 Prophets of Baal E1 5b 1
9 Yammerschooner E3 6a  
10 Vale Of Galgopleye E4 6a/b  
Climb name Grade
11 Emperor's Nose E2 5c *** 4
  Emperor West Face
13 Talking God E4 6a **  
14 Dark Angel HVS 5a *** 8
15 Stone The Roses E3 5c  
16 Capricorn E5 6a/b  
17 Crooked Smile HVS 5a ** 2
18 Filamingo HVS 5a * 5
  Emperor Main Face
20 Geronimo E2 5b  
Climb name Grade
  Black Chocolate Gully
22 Atom Ant E2 5c 1
  The West End
24 Antsy's Desire HVS 5a 4
25 A Walk on the West End VS 4c * 5
26 SW Gully 2 ** 1
  South Facing Cliff
28 The Other Diamond S 4a 1
  East Facing Cliff
30 Ser Visal's Tail HS 4b 2

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