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RappareeClassic Ireland  Sucess!


Not too shabby a day until we were on the summit push. This being Ireland it meant the sun disappeared and down came the clouds. Plenty of cairns and stuff to shelter in up above. I remember the scree though, two steps up, one step back.
Posted Mar 1, 2014 9:04 pm

WoodswalkerCroagh Patrick  Sucess!


1984. Stayed in Westport and hitched a ride to the trailhead. Windy at the top with a fine mist. Great experience in Ireland.
Posted Nov 14, 2013 8:18 am

ChristianRodriguezNice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2013


4 hours round trip. Really nice mountain, lots of people but nice experience.
Posted Aug 16, 2013 7:21 pm

JackYoungClimbed off trail from the southeast side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2011


Driving on the coast road from Murrisk towards Louisburgh we took the first real road to the left and drove around to the southeast side of the mountain. We talked with a few locals and they were very helpful about were to park. One said "you won't be seeing anyone and you won't have to deal with one of those nasty trails." I've been down this way before so I knew what to expect. It is rather steep until you get to the ridge line. As always when hiking in Ireland, watch out for the quaking bogs. They can suck you in and not let you out.
Posted Apr 24, 2011 2:19 pm

JackYoungClimbed the Reek many times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2009


I've climb the Reek several times because although I live in California my mother lives in Westport so I usually climb the Reek a few times when I am there. In 2009 I hooked up with a few young Irish lads who showed by the old cross country route down off the summit. I'm going back in may 2011 and want to do the whole thing off trail. I know there is a way to start from the north ridge. Anyone know how to find the route?
Posted Jan 16, 2011 5:41 pm

secanderNormal Route  Sucess!


One of my first mountain climbs ever, done a long time ago while visiting Ireland with my family. There was a heavy rain on the way down, but I enjoyed every second of it.
Posted Sep 8, 2009 6:31 pm

cheetah262Big bruise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2008


Great, clear day...my 3rd summit in Ireland and all great weather..what luck! Took a spill on the descent and had a huge bruise on my rear for weeks!
Posted May 14, 2009 9:18 pm

gbajsonfog on the top
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2008


I have badluck for Irish hills.
Ascend in the sun, but on the top I could see only clouds, nothing changed for 30 minutes there. Descent on a lower part in a brilliant-shiny-full-of-sun-no-clouds conditions!
Posted Apr 12, 2009 12:49 pm

FelsbergTrail Barefoot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1998


my first ever barefoot hike. im not religious but figured why not give it a try. it was pretty fun and i met some memorable people along the way.
Posted Jul 13, 2008 3:32 pm

KatekatClear sky  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2007


This is really comercial mountain with crowds...The view is great and unique in Ireland.
Posted Mar 21, 2008 8:24 am

Attila the HunGael Force  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Attila the Hun

Gael Force West consisted of 20 km of a run, 60 km of a cycle and then a run up and down Croagh Patrick to finish off. After that kind of exertion, you'd expect some nice views from the top. No such luck.....
Posted Nov 2, 2007 9:12 am

bflah91989Pilgrimage Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2003


I climbed this with my cousin (he had just recently knocked of Kenya and Kilimanjaro), my two brothers, an uncle and his wife. We had a great time and took video of the trip to the summit. It has a beautiful view at the top, but that might be because it was my first summit.
Posted Apr 15, 2007 3:36 pm

stolenjTrail  Sucess!


Crowded trail, passed an older woman who was being escorted off the lower section by mountain rescue after what it appeared to be sustaining an inujry to the leg. Hiked with a group of fellow Carleton students in fair conditions. Marvelous view from the peak, and a rapid descent to the bar for celebratory pints of bulmers. It would have been fun moving in from the front face, or the far side, next tim...
Posted Mar 1, 2006 4:38 am

grahamRoute Climbed: Normal trail Date Climbed: ~12X from 1995 -2001


Hiked the normal trail up the "Reek" every time (~12X) I visited Westport for work at the Allergan facility. I recall getting up in 50 mins and down in 30 mins to burn off a few pints of Guinness. Always donated a punt in the summit church. Occanisonally saw some black slugs on the summit even in the snow, amazing!
Posted Nov 25, 2005 1:35 pm

huckfinnRoute Climbed: Main Date Climbed: Aug2003  Sucess!
Made climb barefooted. Not as hard or sore as it looks, provided that your feet are in any way tough.
Posted Apr 20, 2005 4:14 pm

Attila the HunRoute Climbed: Straight up the front Date Climbed: 3rd Sept 2002  Sucess!

Attila the Hun

Nice climb (though not if you've been on the tear the night before - then its agony). Fantastic view out over Clew Bay from the top. The view is worth the climb alone. All you need after that is nice weather - which is never guaranteed in the West of Ireland. Bring waterproofs - even on what appear to be nice days.
Posted Aug 10, 2004 10:57 am

Jim ClarkeRoute Climbed: Pilgrimage Route Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!

Jim Clarke

A beautiful hike in the Irish countryside on that "rare" sunny day...I unfortunately climbed in a 40-50mph gale with horizontal (and sometimes upward!) rain...bring the latest and greatest fully waterproof gear...I was soaked to the BONE! A wonderful summit though.
Posted Oct 1, 2003 10:24 am

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