At just 3,406 feet, this peak, the highest in Ireland, seems much grander than its elevation. Steep sided and rugged, Carrauntoohil and the rest of the MacGillycuddy's Reeks have a unique beauty... rocky and grassy with lots of sheep. The MacGillycuddy's Reeks Ridge Traverse is a great challenge... hitting all 11 of the Irish Munros (>3,000ft) in one day would be an epic day hike.

Carrauntoohil SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by scott

29 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Aug 23, 2014. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Devil's Ladder, The Zigzags and Caher Route.

Others who’ve summited Carrauntoohil

  • hauteroute
  • irreducible
  • Equilibrium
  • runnerbrady
  • kata
  • quechimba
  • connorreid
  • martinrichardson
  • rodman
  • lars
  • Glanman2
  • whiskyberg
  • andrewfairbrother
  • Bisquitine

Routes Used trails & approaches

62% Devil's Ladder

18% The Zigzags

11% Caher Route

3% Brother O'Shea's Gulley

3% Cruach Mhór - The Big Gun - Cnoc na Péiste - Maolán Buí - Cnoc an Chuillinn - Cnoc na Toinne


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3,406 ft / 1,038 m


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Height Rank

#1 in Kerry

#1 in Ireland


Macgillycuddy's Reeks


Kerry, Ireland

Summited by

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  • scott
  • hauteroute
  • HyperionXIII
  • irreducible
  • Equilibrium
  • runnerbrady
  • kata
  • quechimba
  • patrick
  • jimmurray
  • Sputnik

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