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MacGillycuddy's Reeks Area   Cen: Reeks West Subarea
Place count in area: 29, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, EW-KNP, EW-R 
Highest place:
Carrauntoohil, 1038.6m
Maximum height for area: 1038.6 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 1038.6 metres,

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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Bones Peak (<i>Na Cnámha</i>) in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Carrauntoohil, viewed from The Bones with OShea's gully visible at the col .
 
The final 900m summit is conquered!!
by osullivanm  2 Sep 2023
The Bones had remained, for many years, the one outstanding peak which I needed to climb to complete the list of summits over 900m. It's a tricky one. I had walked the Beenkeragh Ridge before but the conditions on the day were too icy and wet to risk climbing it.
We started at V772871 starA (Carpark for The Hydro Road) and climbed the ridge to Cnoc Iochtar and on to BeenKeragh in misty moisty conditions.

As we approached the ridge, the sun appeared, mist disappeared and there was clear visibility ahead. My companion, who has walked the ridge many times, led the way and we duly summitted the Bones. Care is certainly needed on the ridge and the narrow path to The Bones but the change in the weather conditions made our task easier.

Mission completed, we enjoyed the lovely sunshine as we continued towards Carrauntoohil and down by Caher back to our starting point. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/7/comment/24026/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Bones Peak (<i>Na Cnámha</i>) in area MacGillycuddy
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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Or the Tooth?
by Conor74  22 Apr 2011
I note the info section states that this was previously known as Carrauntoohil Tooth here.

Richard Mersey describes the route from Beenkeragh to Carrauntoohil involving a traverse of 'a three-pronged minor summit that Sean O'Suilleabhain calls the Tooth'. Much as I like his book, think 'minor' was the wrong adjective, evidently he meant relative to its neighbours.

Jkforde notes the Bone spur to the Eastern Reeks which can lead to a little confusion. Every time I bring some family member or friend up Carrauntoohil you see the puzzled look on their face as you swing into view of the Bones and they think you can't even bother to change the names you're making up! On the other hand, if I was pointing out the Hag's Tooth followed by the Tooth, it may not have been much better... Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/7/comment/6308/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Bones Peak (<i>Na Cnámha</i>) in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: No better place
 
112th Knocklyon scouts enjoying Bones
by jackill  26 Feb 2012
A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.

Robert Baden-Powell

I feel an exclamation mark may be necessary!

actually maybe two ! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/7/comment/6696/
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Who named it that?
by jkforde  21 Apr 2011
I've never heard the high point of the Beenkeeragh ridge called 'The Bones' - anyone know the origin of the name as it's certainly not used by the local walkers or climbers down in the Kingdom. There is 'The Bone' ridge further east along the Reeks walk though... Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/7/comment/6307/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Bones Peak (<i>Na Cnámha</i>) in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Ridge to nowhere? ...
Misty Ridge
by march-fixer  28 Aug 2013
This section of the Beenkeragh Ridge is even spectacular when shrouded in swirling mist.

It is debatable whether it is easier to traverse this area in clear or misty conditions. When clear, you have a splendid view of the possible destination of a tumble into the glen. When misty, you are shielded from the sheer drop on either side, but conditions can make the going underfoot tricky.

There are superb photo opportunities in all weather conditions! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/7/comment/15162/
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