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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: -9.695697, Latitude: 51.99795 , Easting: 83587, Northing: 84178 Prominence: 253m,   Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 483562 584237,   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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc na Péiste in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Knocknapeasta from Cruach Mhor
 
Mountain monsters
Short Summary created by jackill,  5 Sep 2014
Park in Cronins Yard V83665 87340 A where there is pay parking (2€ per day) and room for 50 cars.
There is also a seasonal Tea room and toilets.Walk through the gate and follow the track through another gate and over a stream. The path becomes loose pebbles, turn left just before the first bridge crossing to a stile at V83070 86411 B. Follow the stream edge from here before turning off to the left aiming for a noticable line of rocks that descend from Lough Cummeenapeasta. Follow this line up to the Lough.
Ascend eastwards over large rocks to the summit of Cruach Mhor, it is easier to use these to step on rather than picking your way around them on the scant loose soil.
From Cruach Mhor start by following the ridge crest then following the faint track down and along under the northside of the ridge by-passing the first 2 rock outcrops.
Where the path divides to an upper and lower track take take the lower one. Start to ascend at V84039 84575 C where the track to the the col with Knocknapeasta is steep but obvious. From the Col walk towards Knocknapeasta at first following a track below the ridgeline to the south, after passing the first 200 meters ascend to the ridgeline and follow a very exposed track on the north side of the ridge, extreme care is required here as a slip could be fatal.The track passes to the south side after 200 meters and the route becomes easier. A short steeper ascent brings you to the summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/4/comment/4764/
 
Cnoc na Péiste from the ridge after The Big Gun. .. by jackill   (Show all for Cnoc na Péiste)
 
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The exciting knife-edge from Cnoc na Peiste to Cr .. by John Finn   (Show all for Cnoc na Péiste)
 
From Maolán Buí, Cnoc na Péiste is near enough (1 .. by dbloke   (Show all for Cnoc na Péiste)
 
The rope and the wing. You cannot really see it f .. by sbarany   (Show all for Cnoc na Péiste)
 
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