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Hag's Tooth Mountain Stumpa an tSaimh A name in Irish
also Stumpeenadaff an extra name in English
(Ir. Stumpa an tSaimh [TH], 'stump of the sorrel') Kerry County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 650m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V80949 85051
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Longitude: -9.734229, Latitude: 52.0052 , Easting: 80949, Northing: 85051 Prominence: 15m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 480936 585106,   GPS IDs, 6 char: HgsTth, 10 char: Hags Tooth
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

The rock is remarkably unstable on the western slopes and boulders can tumble down unexpectedly. Also known as Stumpeenadaff, from Ir. Stuimpín an Daimh [OSNB], 'little pinnacle of the ox'. Previously Stoompeenaduff in MV.   Hag's Tooth is the 199th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Fido on the mountain
 
jackill on Hag's Tooth, 2010
by jackill  4 Apr 2010
Now I know Simon has a better imagination with rocks than most of us but is there a dog sitting on the back of the tooth? or maybe it was the altitude,or the cold, or the sun, or his dodgy spectacles.............. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/193/comment/4581/
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Picture: Looking down on Hag's Tooth, and Loughs Gouragh and Callee
Conor74 on Hag's Tooth, 2009
by Conor74  19 May 2009
Went up this from the NE side, there is an obvious gully on this side and makes the ascent quite quick once one gets to the base of the rock itself where it rises out of the slope around it - maybe about 15 minutes. The east (Lough Gouragh) side looks much trickier and would imagine ropes would be necessary. 4 of us climbed it, and overall thought it a real thrill, though it really tested my nerves and those of one more of the group. We came down the same route, and continued on up Stumpa an tSaimh ridge to Beenkeragh. Would definitely go back and do it again, the view from the top is great and it's a great adrenaline rush, but think a head for heights necessary. There isn't much room at the top, and it's important to take care on this one. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/193/comment/3768/
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When is the Hags Tooth not the Hags Tooth?
by Conor74  15 Nov 2011
So what is the story with the name?

I seem to recall that in some book or source (perhaps Mersey's Hills of Cork and Kerry, perhaps Ryans excellent guide to the Reeks, perhaps even here), I read a suggestion that the Hag's Tooth was not the pinnacle which is commonly given that name, and that the Hag's Teeth were in fact the similar if slightly less dramatic outcrops of rock further east on the slops of Knockbrinnea. So I checked up the historic 6 inch maps and indeed there the Hags Teeth are these latter features. This particular chimney of rock is in the area called Stumpeenaduff on the historic maps (and as noted in the main entry above). The poster "Winter Climbing around Carrauntoohill" which is an excellent guide to the names of individual climbs in the area (and I think was compiled with the input of local experts like Con Moriarty) also notes this feature as "Stumpa an tSaimh" and the ones to the east as "Fiacail Mhór (Hag's Tooth).

http://wiki.climbing.ie/index.php/Winter_Climbing_around_Carrauntoohil

I also seem to have a vague memory of reading that the reason for the confusion was that some writer such as Coleman or maybe Hart had made an error that had "stuck". Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/193/comment/6628/
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yecul on Hag's Tooth, 2007
by yecul  12 Jan 2007
Hag's tooth in Aug 2006. From cronans yard up Brother O'Sheas gully, (getting lost in the cloud up central gully for a wee while), Carrauntoohil and back down through Heavens Gates. Great day. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/193/comment/2582/
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A Dom Divilly Film
by CaptainVertigo  21 Feb 2015
Dom Divilly has built up an impressive body of mountain film work on YouTube . He generally films small group walks with a special emphasis on gully ascents and scrambling. "Hags Tooth and Beenkeragh Ridge May 25th 2014" is a no frills exposition of an ascent to Beenkeragh via Hag's Tooth. The video does exactly what it says on the the tin: you get to see precisely the kind of challenge that's involved, with plenty of places requiring hands as well as feet. What I find really helpful (since I came to Beenkeragh from the Hydro Road and have yet to climb Hag's Tooth) is getting to see what's involved "up close and personal". Dom shows the work involved in the ascent, as well as the views. Sadly. the mist seemed to come down to about 700 metres so what began as a clear day ended up in a fog. No harm to be reminded of the conditions that can prevail up there. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/193/comment/17851/
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Picture: The height of terror
Dizzying heights
by Colin Murphy  25 May 2015
Luckily there was no wind and I managed to stand upright briefly on the summit, which is an area of about 1m x
2m, but I would not recommend this on a gusty day as on all sides you there are precipitous drops. I would say it is the pointiest hill or mountain I've ever scaled in Ireland. Pic show the scary view looking down from the top - taken from a sitting position! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/193/comment/18000/
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