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MacGillycuddy's Reeks Area   Cen: Reeks West Subarea
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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 Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish 900s Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 1,008.2m 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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beenkeragh (<i>Binn Chaorach</i>) in area MacGillycuddy
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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/18738/
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gregk on Beenkeragh, 2003
by gregk  17 Apr 2003
Just did this ridge in early April. The approach was so dry. We were so surprised at how dry it was for this time of the year. This is a great one to climb with a bit of experience. A rope comes in handy for the first portion of this (and makes for a more challenging route) but is not really needed after you reach the first scree's after 500-600 meters. The day we did this, we saw loads of people using the Devils Ladder and only one other group on this ridge. It makes you wonder....as this is just great and you can get to Carrauntoohil via the tooth. I'll keep coming back to this. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/439/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beenkeragh (<i>Binn Chaorach</i>) in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Beenkeragh Ridge. A bit hairy!
murphysw on Beenkeragh, 2005
by murphysw  9 Aug 2005
After reaching the summit of Carrauntoohil we decided not to descend by the devils ladder. We met an experienced climber who was heading over to Beenkeragh and he agreed to guide us across the ridge. He knew the best way over it, and we would have found it very daunting without his help so cheers to John! Doing it though is smply exhilarating, what with the views and a fair sense of danger!. After summiting Beenkeragh we left to descend by Knockbrinnea back to the car at Cronins. The OS map suggested a nice gradual descent but we were in for a nasty shock. All the way down to the glen the the mountain is almost completely boulder strewn with very few grassy bits. Its certainly ankle breaking territory and certainly requires your full concentration, which isn't easy when your tired and hungry. And so we contined to Knockbrinnea. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/1839/
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GWPR on Beenkeragh, 2002
by GWPR  2 Dec 2002
I was 'persuaded' across the Beenkeragh Ridge in Feb. 2001 from Beenkeragh to Carrauntoohil! The day was bright and clear with magnificent views up and down!
I will never forget my first view of the ridge, frightening but the awe inspiring view of
majestic Carrauntoohil beckoned me on! Picture shows Beenkeragh ridge from Carrauntoohil
with the Skregs in the background. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/234/
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Dan on Beenkeragh, 2004
by Dan  1 Sep 2004
Approached Beenkeragh from Knockbrinnea. Unfortunately about half an hour before reaching it, it clouded over. Coming from this direction there is a bit of scrambling over some fairly large rocks, but it doesn’t take very long to reach the top from the saddle between the two mountains. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/1159/
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josvanderlinden on Beenkeragh, 2009
by josvanderlinden  1 Nov 2009
From the Southern slope of the Beenkeragh with a stunning view on the Bones and Carrauntoohil. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/4241/
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