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Knocknapeasta Mountain Cnoc na Péiste A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na Péiste [OSI 1:25,000], 'hill of the serpent/monster') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 988m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V83587 84178 This summit has been logged as climbed by 450 members. Recently by: Helenha, wjnunan, GillSte, IainT, jacek22m, 21yearsgone, TriHarder, Philhanson, Kaiser, rleahy, ShayGlynn, ericjones, Martinpeak, jcincork, eugeneryan959
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Longitude: -9.695595, Latitude: 51.997934 , Easting: 83587, Northing: 84178 Prominence: 253m,   Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 483569 584235,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncknp, 10 char: Kncknpst
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

The lake below this peak is Loch Coimín Piast, 'lake of the little hollow of serpents'. Like many another Irish mountain lake, there was probably a story of a water-monster associated with it which has now been lost. In December 1943 an American Dakota aircraft crashed into the slopes of Cnoc na Péiste just above the lake. Pieces of the aircraft are still visible. A plaque here commemorates the 5 victims and there is another plaque at Cronin's Yard (Jim Ryan, Carrauntoohil and MacGillycuddy's Reeks, 80-81).   Cnoc na Péiste is the 4th highest summit in Ireland.

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Cnoc na Péiste from the ridge after The Big Gun. .. by jackill   (Show all for Cnoc na Péiste)
 
pormerod on Cnoc na Péiste, 2004
by pormerod  14 Dec 2004
I climbed the Cruach Mhor to Cnoc an Chullin ridge, and back to Maolan Bui for descent down the Bone, on a misty 10 December 2004. Occasional glimpses of views into the corries, but just before descending a superb cloud inversion, with the summits of the main peaks above the cloud and a fantastic brokenspectre.

Cruach Mhor to Cnoc na Peiste is an excellent ridge which deserves much more attention from UK walkers. In terms of length, interest and difficulty, it is better than anything in England and Wales. Only Snowdon via Crib Goch is at all comparable. There is more massive exposure on Crib Goch, but few, if any, scrambling moves are needed on Crib Goch This ridge is more scrambly.

In Scottish terms, An Teallach via Corrag Bhuidhe Buttress is definitely harder, and probably Aonach Eagach in my view. It is most similar to Am Fasarinen on Liathach, though again there is more exposure and a bit less scrambling moves on the Liathach ridge. I agree with a previous comment that this ridge is a UK grade 2 scramble. But overall superb.

Just one final comment. On a wettish day after some wet days, I found both the rocks and grass on the steep descent down the Bone pretty treacherous, requiring concentration. It is certainly not a fast descent in these conditions. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/4/comment/1364/
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