Originally Posted by CheGuedara
Well don't leave me wander in the wilderness of my ignorance too long!
I'm going on the Climb by Bike
account which puts the Conor Pass at 410m, so correct me if that is wrong.
Several passes in Wicklow are higher, Sally Gap is 500m (the road towards Dublin actually rises to 520m and I believe is the highest public road in Ireland) and the Wicklow Gap is 480m. That is just to take two. There are plenty of others at similar altitudes but not all would be passes.
The Priest's Leap between Kerry and Cork is 462m by my Garmin and on the Cork side at least it goes right down to 16m being very much one continual climb. The Kerry side is far steeper and more difficult but arguably only really gets going around 58m.
This is of course not to question that the Conor Pass is a difficult climb, it is starting basically at sea level while Sally and Wicklow Gaps for example "start" at some altitude already. I haven't done it in many years, I _think_ I went over it around 10 years ago though.