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Cnoc na Péiste Mountain Knocknapeasta A name in English
(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 449 members. Recently by: wjnunan, GillSte, IainT, jacek22m, 21yearsgone, TriHarder, Philhanson, Kaiser, rleahy, ShayGlynn, ericjones, Martinpeak, jcincork, eugeneryan959, Twhunter1961
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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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Picture: Lough Googh from Cnoc na Péiste
Ascent from the Black Valley
by Wildcat  31 Aug 2013
I set off from the Black Valley hostel but, after a grim start on rough land with bracken higher than myself in places, I reached an insurmountable fence and had to return to the road. Although feeling more like the Australian Outback then the wilds of Kerry in temperatures over 30 degrees C, I followed the Black Valley road as far as Shamrock Farmhouse B&B, where I got permission to go through fields en route to Lough Googh.

A pleasant walk on short grass took me through several gates then good easy ground (but without a path) led to an easily-negotiated area of broken slabs and outcrops above 400m. I stopped for a break at Lough Googh, overlooked by beetling crags to the west. From there, easy grass flanks took me upwards (to the south-west), with a short path on the steepest section. Once on the ridge connecting Feabrahy and Cnoc na Péiste (at 600m), I continued north-west on fairly steep slopes with scattered rocks. Above 850m, I slanted leftwards, steeply uphill, to reach the col between Maolán Buí and Cnoc na Péiste, then a good path took me along the broad easy-angled ridge to the summit - 24 degrees C in the shade and nobody in sight. Views were a little hazy but the intimidating-looking ridge to An Gunna Mór looked sharp enough!

I returned to the hostel the same way although, with more time and less heat, a circular route over An Gunna Mór, Cruach Mhór and descending by the Derrycarna River would make a fine walk. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/4/comment/15167/
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