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Beenkeragh Mountain Binn Chaorach A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Chaorach [OSI 1:25,000],'mountain of sheep') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish 900s Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 1008.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V80139 85245
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Longitude: -9.746246, Latitude: 52.006802 , Easting: 80139, Northing: 85245 Prominence: 90.85m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 480115 585304,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnkrgh, 10 char: Beenkeragh
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Beenkeragh offers challenging scrambling on the Hag's Tooth Ridge. It is connected to Carrauntoohil by a ridge known as the Bones.   Beenkeragh is the second highest mountain in Ireland. Beenkeragh is the second highest point in county Kerry.

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denisdeasy on Beenkeragh, 2003
by denisdeasy  17 Sep 2003
Here's the first part of the ridge leading from Beenkeragh - I agree it's pretty hairy looking on first sight, but in good weather it was an exhilarating experience. Caher & 975 (on right) in the background. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/654/
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Picture: Blast frozen on Beenkeragh
johnvbrennan on Beenkeragh, 2005
by johnvbrennan  5 Dec 2005
Beenkeragh always provides a great challenge. Most recently there on November 27th '05. With the recent spell of cold weather there was snow and ice on the ridge. The ice was most unusual at BeenKeragh (as you can see in the photo). This meant we had to move carefully over the ridge towards Carrauntuohill. Always advisable to watch your steps when going along Beenkerragh ridge. In damp weather the lichen on the rocks can be very slippy. Also need to beware of strong gusts of wind that could knock you off balance. On a clear day there are fabulous views from Beenkeragh. You should be able to see the cross on the summit of Carrauntuohill, O'Shea's gulley and Curve gulley. West of Beenkeragh, (again on a clear day) you have Caher mountain and Caher ridge. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/2076/
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ssmith on Beenkeragh, 2004
by ssmith  16 Feb 2004
Did the Coomloughra H/S last Saturday for the first time, not much to see due to the heavy mist above 800m but it was still a great day out, the ridge was ok, not as bad as the Reeks Ridge, but then again maybe it was because i couldn't see what was below me! Suprisingly the entire route was dry there was no wind to worry about, but you need to be sure of your navigational skills - highly recommended route, but pick a clear day if you can. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/847/
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s mc auliffe on Beenkeragh, 2006
by s mc auliffe  4 Jan 2006
I climbed the eastern Beenkeeragh on Friday9th JUly 2004. The day was lovely and sunny with no wind. This gave great scrambling conditions so I made the most of it and tackled the Hags Tooth full on. It is not as difficult as it first appears and most of the difficult bits can be avoided. I had done it before but it was misty and the rock was damp so I couldn't do the tricky bits. No such problems today so I enjoyed a full on scramble on wonderfully grippy rock. The views across to Carrauntoohil and across the Hags Glen are marvellous. I have never done Howling Ridge but it looks wonderfully tempting. I suppose I will have to be guided up there, it definately looks to be a rope job. I'm including a picture of some of the pinnacles on the ridge above the Tooth. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/1017/
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Picture: Beenkeragh from Carrauntoohil
andyharte on Beenkeragh, 2009
by andyharte  12 May 2009
friends and i climbed Beenkeragh the week before easter as part of the Coomloughra Horseshoe. we decided to go clockwise round the horseshoe but i'm sure i doesnt make to much of a difference. this was an enjoyable walk as it also consisted of a bit of scrambling over plenty of boulders. this can make it a bit strenuous when ascending Beenkeragh but i think the climb up from lough eager to skregmore was slightly harder, especially if carrying a camera in 1 hand!! great views of caher on the approach to beenkeragh and from the top of carrauntoohil as the photo i left for it shows. the rigde looks very nice from here as well! all in all, a good walk and a scramble that gets you breathing hard if you're not afraid to push yourself.
shown on photo is also Cnoc lechtair on the left and going right Skregmore followed by Stumpa Barr na hAbhann. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/3760/
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Picture: Looking across the Beenkeragh Ridge
 
A World Of Drama Up Here
by Aidy  27 Dec 2016
I had intended to complete the Coomloughra Horseshoe, but the incredibly strong winds had convinced me that the Beenkeragh Ridge would probably be a bad idea. I was happy at least to have reached this summit, having come up from the Cnoc Iochtair direction. I had enjoyed the scramble up Beenkeragh, where I had thankfully been sheltered from the wind right up to the summit, and this was undoubtedly the most exciting part of the walk so far. The Beenkeragh Ridge was partially hidden by cloud, but it seemed to make it look even more dramatic, and I thought it was one of the best views I've ever looked on. Its a different world up there. It was tempting enough to make me decide to see how far across I could get, even If I didn't get all the way over the ridge. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/18738/
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