An epic road to Clermont Carn in Ireland
Clermont Carn is a mountain peak at an elevation of 495m (1,624ft) above the sea level, located in County Louth, Republic of Ireland, at the border with Northern Ireland.
Set high in the Cooley Mountains, the road to the Summit (also known as Black Mountain or Carnan Mhaighreid) is totally paved but very narrow, so proceed cautiously and hope no other vehicles come from the other direction. Not recommended if you don't know how to reverse.
The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 15% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting at R132 road, the ascent is 6.3km (3.91 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 383 meters. The average gradient is 6.07%. Its summit is home to a huge TV mast and associated infrastructure built in 1981.
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