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MacGillycuddy's Reeks Area   SE: Reeks East Subarea
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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 Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 985.1m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V83600 84200
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Longitude: -9.695516, Latitude: 51.998151 , Easting: 83600, Northing: 84200 Prominence: 253m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 483575 584259,   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 place in Ireland.

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A magnificent rocky peak - the highest of the Eas .. by group   (Show all for Knocknapeasta (Cnoc na Péiste))
 
I climbed the Cruach Mhor to Cnoc an Chullin ridg .. by pormerod   (Show all for Knocknapeasta (Cnoc na Péiste))
 
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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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/4/comment/15167/
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The exciting knife-edge from Cnoc na Peiste to Cr .. by John Finn   (Show all for Knocknapeasta (Cnoc na Péiste))
 
Cnoc na Péiste from the shore of the lake. Blue a .. by sbarany   (Show all for Knocknapeasta (Cnoc na Péiste))
 
Cnoc na Péiste from the ridge after The Big Gun. .. by jackill   (Show all for Knocknapeasta (Cnoc na Péiste))
 
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