11 January 2007

Hag's Tooth Ridge

This is a stunning and exciting ridge, which climbs steeply up to Beenkeragh, in the Macgillycuddy Reeks, giving great views of Carrauntoohil.

It begins with an easy scramble up a grassy gully to the base of The Pinnacle. The Pinnacle is a towering buttress of rock, 650 metres high. There are five pitches of rock climbing to reach the top of the Pinnacle. The climbing is challenging in places and involves some delicate moves! The top of the Pinnacle is the size of a table and can fit two or three people.

There are one or two abseils or traverses beyond the Pinnacle, as you descend 50 metres. Beyond that the Hag’s Tooth Ridge climbs again steeply up a series of rock steps and broken rocky ground to the summit of Beenkeragh.

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