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Glencoaghan Horseshoe.. possible to take easier route?

  • 23-10-2018 1:18pm
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    A friend of mine says he is up for doing this with me. He's done Coumloughra horseshoe with me before, but I want to know is it possible to 'bug out' and take an easy route back to the start? in case he doesnt feel like doing 100's more M of climbing

    I'm thinking it ,may not be as the land in the valley is probably extremely marshy + there may be cliffs.

    Blue and red lines are 'bugout' routes I am asking are possible

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,610 ✭✭✭tphase

    On your red bugout route, I'd drop from Bengower rather than the saddle after it, aiming to end up at the farm about a km or so to the east of the hostel

    The blue bugout route may be more pain than it's worth if you get it wrong, with possibly cliffs and boggy ground. Never tried it though I was once tempted - my partner convince me to slog it out for the last 3 peaks
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    Also, you could do the route anti-clockwise so the scee slopes are downhill