Tag Archives:carrantoohil

Flirting with Carrauntuoohil

Posted: June 2, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

A back road adventure. For the club I'm riding with, The Chain Gang CC, it's exciting times for almost half the members. In just a couple of weeks, sunny climbs and alpine mountains await, as they head to France to conquer those gruelling Tour de France show case peaks. For the rest of the club it's a case of battling through this "cold, wet and windy" snap and enjoying things as best we can. [...]


Posted: October 13, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Carrauntoohil from the hydro-road route The Nitty Gritty: Route: Carrauntoohil the hydro-road Distance: 13 km Height gain: 1,178 metres Difficulty: 7.5/10 Details: I suppose Carrauntoohil is Carrauntoohil which ever way you go up it. I did it once before from Cronins Yard which is the more popular way up. The start is in an area called Glancuttaun Upper which is in the Glencar area. A new car park has now been built, so no need to park on the road anymore. The route starts on a concrete road known as the [...]