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MacGillycuddy's Reeks Area   Cen: Reeks West Subarea
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The Bones Peak Mountain Na Cnámha A name in Irish, also The Bones an extra name in English Na Cnámha Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish 900s Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 956.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V80070 84680
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Longitude: -9.747047, Latitude: 52.001716 , Easting: 80071, Northing: 84680 Prominence: 37.12m,  Isolation: 0.4km
ITM: 480046 584739,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ThBnsP, 10 char: ThBnsPk
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

A rocky arete between Carrauntoohil and Beenkeeragh. Previously Carrauntoohil Tooth in MV and then The Bones. Changed to have main name Na Cnámha in consultation with Kerry Mountain Rescue (Gerry Christie) and OSi to avoid confusion with The Bone a spur NE of Cnoc na Toinne   Na Cnámha is the 7th highest place in Ireland.

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madfrankie on The Bones Peak, 2006
by madfrankie  27 Apr 2006
Here's a view of the Tooth from the south, ie. on the Beenkeeragh ridge before the ascent to Carrauntoohil. It appears far more intimidating from this perspective than it does when you're coming at it from Beenkeeragh. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/7/comment/2308/
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seano on The Bones Peak, 2003
by seano  1 Apr 2003
The Hag's Tooth?
This is a spectacular Gendarme, the most obvious feature on the Hag's Tooth Ridge leading up to Beenkeragh from the Hag's Glen. This is a hard scramble offering a bit of 'diff' rock climbing on some pretty exposed rock. Amazing views to be had on a good day from some very fine vantage points along the way. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/7/comment/411/
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Picture: The airiest summit in Ireland?
madfrankie on The Bones Peak, 2006
by madfrankie  25 Apr 2006
Ireland's answer to the Inaccessible Pinnacle? Thankfully, no. Approaching from Beenkeeragh, the ridge path winds its way (with minimal handwork) to the top. A tiny platform of grass amidst rocky outcrops, the summit is no place for horsing around (or in my case, even standing up). Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/7/comment/2298/
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josvanderlinden on The Bones Peak, 2009
by josvanderlinden  1 Nov 2009
The Bones, this is definitely on my list of most beautiful places in Ireland. With Carrauntoohil covered in the clouds behind it. A place to remember! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/7/comment/4242/
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Picture: Hags Glen with Lough Leane visible top left
eflanaga on The Bones Peak, 2006
by eflanaga  18 Jul 2006
Carrauntoohill Tooth (The Bones). Having abandoned the notion of getting decent pictures from the summit of Carrauntoohill IV80358 84424 I descended the steep and rocky slope to the base of the ‘Tooth’. Care and some use of hand is needed on the descent, and even more so as you engage in a spot of scrambling up and across the rocky ridged ascent the short distance to the top of the Tooth. Despite the fact that the weather had cleared there was still a reasonably forceful wind blowing across the ridge, so a bit of extra care was required especially while stationary on the summit taking pictures. Views from here down into the Hags Glen and beyond to Lough Leane & Killarney to my right and left into the coum and the three lochs of Eagher, Com Lathair & Iochtair as well as the sheer walls of the coum around the Caher tops and the peaks of Beenkeeragh, Stuaic Bharr na H-Abhann, Skregmore and Cnoc Iochtair and west as far as the eye could see were spectacular in the afternoon sunshine. From the top of the tooth a decision has to be made, whether to strike out along the short but nerve-testing arête to the start of the climb to Beenkeeragh or to drop a few metres and take the track running along the coum side of the ridge – the next stage in this Coumloughra Horseshoe walk. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/7/comment/2432/
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Peter Walker on The Bones Peak, 2007
by Peter Walker  12 Sep 2007
Having managed to stand up AND look through a viewfinder whilst on top of The Bones, I only succeeded in proving that exposure is really difficult to capture on camera! Ah well. As noted by others, if continuing to Carrauntoohil, the path moves over to the left side here, which seems illogical (because that's the really steep side) until you actually see it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/7/comment/2822/
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