Route: Mt. Leinster Challenge

Submitted by Irish Mountain… on Thu, 06/09/2022 - 05:38am
Co. Carlow, IE
24.7 km
Vertical Gain
996 m

This is a point to point challenge in which the runner hits five Blackstairs summits, including Mt Leinster. The runner chooses their route between each summit. 

The challenge begins when the runner leaves Shannon's Lane sign post and it finishes when the runner arrives back at Shannon's Lane sign post. Depending on runner's route choice, the challenge is approximately 25k/1200m. The summits that need to be visited are Clorogue More, Black Rock, Mt Leinster East Top, Mt Leinster and Knockroe. There is no time limit on this challenge. Fiona Ní Mhulláin created this challenge and was the first to attempt and finish it on 5th June 2022.

Shannons Lane sign post   S82422 47960  52.5765811 -6.7850228

Clorogue More cairn   S84283 48667   52.5828395 -6.7572969, 389m

Black Rock Mountain   S86208 52564   52.6176532 -6.7279569, 604m

Mt Leinster East Top / Moats of Craan S84453 52831   52.6201550 -6.7539595, 654m

Mt Leinster Summit Crain    S82653 52563    52.8181929 -6.7803699, 795m

Knockroe Round House    S81958 9674    52.5923517 -6.7913861, 540m

Shannons Lane sign post    S82422 47960    52.5765811 -6.7850228



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