Key information: Caher
- This sharp, dramatic peak is linked by a fine, airy ridge to Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain.
- Walkopedia rating86.5
- Natural interest15.5
- Human interest7
- Negative points2
- Total rating86.5
- Note: Neg: likely bad weather
- Length: Variable
- Maximum Altitude: 975m
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
Ireland’s third highest peak sits on a gorgeous narrow ridge to the west of Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain, on the central ridge of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, the country’s most famous walking area. This small massif is essentially a long line of grassy slopes and crags, nestling dramatic cirques, lakes and tarns; at the heart of the range is the forbidding pinnacle and dark 2,000+ ft cliffs of Carrauntoohil. Caher enjoys exceptional views of the range and its surrounds.
Caher is most often climbed with Carrauntoohil, a teeter along the sharp airy ridge that joins them; then you can retrace your steps to get back to your start, or head on westward for 4 or 5 kilometres, with a long, steady descent to the little road above Lough Acoose – or south to Curraghmore and on south-west to the Lack Road to the south-west, although this would involve a longer descent on a lesser path.
Caher can also be climbed from the west on these paths in reverse.
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