Nearby features appear when you click the map.
Declutter tracks on map.
Pub: by
MacGillycuddy's Reeks Area , Cen: Reeks West Subarea
Feature count in area: 29, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, EW-KNP, EW-R
Highest Place: Carrauntoohil 1038.6m

Starting Places (19) in area MacGillycuddy's Reeks:
Ballaghbeama Gap, Bridia Valley End, Cronins Yard, Gap of Dunloe Head of, Gap of Dunloe Kate K, Glashaknockbrassel Stream, Glasheenoultagh Stream, Hydro Road CP, Knocknsallagh Bridge, Lisleibane Trail Head, Lough Acoose North, Lough Acoose West, Lough Cappanlea OEC, Lough Caragh SW, Lough Fada N, Lough Reagh N, Maghanlawaun Bridia Valley, Shamrock Farmhouse B&B, Tomies Lough Leane NW

Summits & other features in area MacGillycuddy's Reeks:
Cen: Reeks West: Beenkeragh 1008.2m, Caher 1000m, Caher West Top 973.4m, Carrauntoohil 1038.6m, Cnoc Íochtair 746.3m, Hag's Tooth 662m, Knockbrinnea East Top 847m, Knockbrinnea West Top 854m, The Bones Peak 956.5m, Skregmore 847.7m, Stumpa Bharr na hAbhann 852.1m
E: Cnoc an Bhráca: Cnoc an Bhráca 728m, Cnoc na dTarbh 655m, Strickeen 440m
N: Reeks North: Knockbrack 425m, Knocknabrone Hill 353m, Skregbeg 573m
NW: Gortnagan: Gortnagan Beg 298m
SE: Reeks East: Brassel Mountain 575m, Cnoc an Chuillinn 954.6m, Cnoc an Chuillinn East Top 922.9m, Knocknapeasta 985.1m, Cnoc na Toinne 844.1m, Cruach Mhór 930.8m, Maolán Buí 968.9m, The Big Gun 939.9m
SW: Bridia: Beann Bhán 459.5m, Beendarrig 449.7m, Beann Dubh 450.5m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
The Bones Peak, 956.5m Mountain Na Cnámha A name in Irish,
Place Rating ..
Na Cnámha The Bones an extra name in English, Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish 900s Lists, Na Cnámha is the 7th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V80070 84680, OS 1:50k mapsheet 78
Place visited by: 603 members, recently by: Lucy.boland, Krzysztof_K, osullivanm, markwallace, Gergrylls, mcgrathe, Ansarlodge, overthehill67, Atlanticstar, bagoff, garybuz, Paddym99, farmerjoe, noelcurt, NualaB
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.747047, Latitude: 52.001716, Easting: 80071, Northing: 84680, Prominence: 37.1m,  Isolation: 0.4km
ITM: 480046 584739,   Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: ThBnsP, 10 char: ThBnsPk
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: 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
Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/7/
Gallery for The Bones Peak (Na Cnámha) and surrounds
Summary for The Bones Peak (Na Cnámha): A fine, high, rocky perch.
Summary created by Harry Goodman 2011-12-16 09:21:40
            MountainViews.ie picture about The Bones Peak (<em>Na Cnámha</em>)
Picture: On route to The Bones (centre), from Carrauntoohil.
To top out on The Bones, the highest point along the rocky arete between Carrauntoohil and Beenkeragh, one must cross part or all of the ridge. To gain access to this ridge refer to the mv short summary for Carrauntoohil. The start of the clearly defined path leading to the ridge lies about 100m SW down the shoulder from Carrauntoohil summit at A (V803 844). Drop down steeply NNW along it's line passing, on the way, the tops of Curved Gully, Central Gully and O' Shea's Gully, three established scrambling routes up from the Hag's Glen to Carrauntoohil. The climb up to The Bones (the high point of the Beenkeragh Ridge) is over rocky exposed ground and great care is needed in windy and/or wet conditions. The effort in getting there is rewarded by very fine views around the full Coomloughra Horseshoe walk, a circuit frequently used to climb Ireland's three highest mountains Caher, Carrauntoohil and Beenkeeragh, with The Bones, the fourth 3000 ft top, thrown in for good measure.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/7/comment/4767/
Member Comments for The Bones Peak (Na Cnámha)

            MountainViews.ie picture about The Bones Peak (<em>Na Cnámha</em>)
Picture: View to the west from Beenkeragh Ridge
New On Beenkeragh Ridge
by Lauranna Tue 26 Sep
Bird's-eye view of Lough Eagher, Lough Coomloughra, Lough Eighter and Lough Acoose during a climb of The Bones Peak, 8th September, 2023. Dingle Bay can be seen on the right in the background. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/7/comment/24049/
Read Less
Read More

            MountainViews.ie picture about The Bones Peak (<em>Na Cnámha</em>)
Picture: The 'Tooth of Carrauntoohil' as seen from near Beenkeragh
john_desmond on The Bones Peak
by john_desmond 1 May 2005
This is the highest point on the ridge between Carrauntoohil and Beenkeragh. Known as the 'Tooth of Carrauntoohil' or as 'Knockoughter'. It is NOT the Hag's Tooth. The top is just above the worn path that runs along the ridge. Easy to get to if you climb up to it. Not recommended in windy weather as it has steep sides. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/7/comment/1669/
Read Less
Read More

            MountainViews.ie picture about The Bones Peak (<em>Na Cnámha</em>)
Picture: The ridge to Carrauntoohil
jackill on The Bones Peak
by jackill 14 Jul 2006
We camped in Killarney on Thusday night to get an early start on Friday morning.
The plan was to take in the Coumloughra Horseshoe.We started at 9.30 am and finished at 5.30 pm.
It was a fine clear day with some of the best weather I have ever had for walking. We avoided the heat and had a lovely ,cool sea breeze for the whole day. We crossed the ridge to Carrauntoohil at 2.00 pm. The scramble down from Beenakeragh is over large blocks of rock but I didn't feel it was dangerous at any point. once on the ridge the going is on a very obvious path and the only really exposed point is where this path crosses The Bones, it is really necessary to take your time and be careful as one slip means several hundred feet of a fall.After crossing The Bones, there is a scramble up loose rock/stones on a very steep path. If you use sticks put them away before crossing this ridge , you will have to use your hands. However , this ridge must be one of the best for views in Ireland, I have seldom enjoyed a walk so much. The photo was taken on the path near the start of the ridge with The Bones in the centre just to the right of the boulders and Carrauntoohil in the left corner.The path can be seen (to the right) snaking its way through towards Carrauntoohil.It stays mostly to the right (west)of the ridge line and has three exposed parts.The longest and trickiest of these is under The Bones, where the path drops around the left(east) side for about 100 mtrs. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/7/comment/1814/
Read Less
Read More

milo on The Bones Peak
by milo 16 Jul 2006
This name [Carrauntoohil Tooth] does not appear in Murray's guide nor on Sheet 79. I presume it refers to the highest point of the Beenkeeragh ridge at 959. While there I was too unrelaxed to appreciate it. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/7/comment/43/
Read Less
Read More

            MountainViews.ie picture about The Bones Peak (<em>Na Cnámha</em>)
Picture: Approaching The Bones Peak With Carrauntoohil Behind
One Of The Best Walks In The Country
by Aidy 27 Dec 2016
I was making my way around the Coomloughra Horseshoe, having approached from the Beenkeragh direction, and the high wind was making me feel I wouldn't be able to complete it. It was particularly bad up on the ridge, and I dropped below it on the western side where possible between Beenkeragh and the Bones. I found that this stretch wasn't too bad with care, and by by-passing the Bones and then doubling back from the far side I was able to reach the top, although in the wind I didn't risk standing up on the summit, being content to crouch within reaching distance and lay a hand on it! I pushed on a bit further, descending steeply on the east side of the ridge towards Carrauntoohil, but the wind really was threatening to fling me to my death now! I retreated and retraced my steps back along the ridge, past The Bones to another prominent rocky outcrop, and from there I was able to descend off the ridge on the western side towards Coomloughra and out towards the Hydro Track. It was a bit disappointing not to be able to complete the horseshoe, but it was still one of the best walks I've ever had. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/7/comment/18739/
Read Less
Read More
EDIT Point of Interest

Recent Contributions
Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks, shared GPS tracks or about starting places may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.

About Feature

Photo of feature:
Fake Image

Some text about the feature in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim..

Some Links

Lorem ipsum dolor sit ame.


Title description, Dec 7, 2017
Fake Image

Some text..

Sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco.


Title description, Sep 2, 2017
Fake Image

Some text..

Sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco.