Munros starting with S
Stob a' Choire Odhair
|Stob a' Choire Odhair a less complex hill than its its grand neighbour Stob Gabhar. Stob a' Choire Odhair is attached to its smaller sister peak, Beinn Toaig (834m) by a col on its SE slopes. |
The two hills have parallel NE ridges, which flank Coire Odhair, and SW ridges which diverge to produce the E slopes of Coire Toaig.
The ascent routes for Stob a' Choire Odhair are from the path through Coire Toaig to the col between Stob a' Choire Odhair and Beinn Toaig or from the bealach at the head of Coire Toaig up the SW ridge of Stob a' Choire Odhair. This hill has fairly steep slopes with rocky outcrops, especially on N face.
Stob Ban [Grey Corries]
|The conical summit of Stob Ban is located at the intersection of three ridges. |
The narrow SW ridge connects to Meall Bhuirich (841m) by a high col (750m), and the NNW ridge links to Stob Coire Claurigh, by a higher col (800m), permitting these mountains to be climbed together.
The third ridge runs NE and is the normal access route from Lairig Leacach. The slopes are moderate and stony but there are crags N and E of the summit.
Stob Ban [Mamores]
|Stob Ban in the Mamores, faces Sgorr a' Mhaim across Coire a' Mhusgain. The path through this corrie leads to the ridge between Sgorr an Iobhair and Stob Ban, then continues W to the summit. |
Stob Ban has three ridges, the short E ridge connects to Sgorr an Iubhair (1001m), the W ridge winds its way to Mullach nan Coirean (930m) and the long NNW ridge with its craggy E slopes leads to Glen Nevis.
|Stob Binnein has a pointed summit at the N of a 3km long sloping ridge which terminates to the S at Stob Invercarnaig overlooking the Braes of Balquidder. |
To the N Stob Binnein joins Ben More at Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn giving an access route from Ben More, Benmore Glen to the N and Inverlochlarig Glen to the S.
SSE of the Stob Binnein summit is a minor top, Stob Coire an Lochain (1068m), to the E of which is a broad Bealach from where ridges run NE and SE. The SE ridge gives an alternative descent to the S.
The main route from the S is straight up Stob Invercarnaig for a long easy walk to the summit.
Stob Choire Claurigh
|Stob Choire Claurigh is located at the E end of the Grey Corries Ridge within a cluster of peaks. Its slopes are boulder clad and there are many crags, particularly E and N of the summit.|
A short ridge WSW connects to Stob a Choire Leith (1105m) and a short N ridge to Stob Coire Ceannain (1123m). A third ridge curves SSE to connect to Stob Ban (977m).
Ascent is possible via any of these three ridges, and once below the summit crags there are easy slopes NW to Coire Choimhlidh and N to Ruigh na Gualainn.
Stob Coir' an Albannaich
|Stob Coir' an Albannaich is a large and complex craggy mountain separated from Glas Beinn Mhor to the SW by a bealach from which it can be ascended. |
The more direct route to the summit is from the bridge over the River Etive SE onto Beinn Chaorach then round Coire Glas on easy slopes to the summit.
A longer route is possible from Loch Tulla in the E (parking is available at Victoria Bridge) but as this leads through boggy ground it is less attractive. Finally a descent N is possible from the E ridge 500m E of the summit to Meall Tarsuinn (875m) then on to Meall nan Eun.
Stob Coire a' Chairn
|Stob Coire a' Chairn in the heart of the Mamores is part of the Ring of Steall. The triangular summit of Stob Coire a' Chairn is located at the intersection of three narrow ridges, each with paths on their crests. |
The NNW ridge connects to a An Garbhanach (975m), the SE ridge to Na Gruagaichean (1055) and the SW ridge to Am Bodach (1032m). An access path from Kinlochleven to the SE ridge leads to summit.
Stob Coire an Laoigh
|Stob Coire an Laoigh is located in the middle of the Grey Corries Ridge. It has a triangular summit and slopes of boulder and scree, with some crags. |
There are three ridges, the NE ridge connects to Caisteal (1106m) and the NW to Stob Coire Easain (1080), from where easy slopes lead over Beinn na Socaich down to Coire Choimlidh and the third ridge SE leads to Glen Nevis which offers an alternative ascent route.
Stob Coire Easain
|Stob Coire Easain and Stob a' Choire Mheadhion (1105m) are located on a 8km long ridge, separated by a high col (960m) and consequently, are climbed together. Stob Coire Easain has one other ridge NNE which is craggy on its N flank. |
To the E of the main ridge the slopes, overlooking Loch Treig, are craggy in places but there are easy slopes down to Creagan a Chaise (723m), whereas those to the W are rocky just below the summits but then easier terrain leads down to the Lairig Leacach.
Normal access is from Stob a' Choire Mheadhion or from Coire Laire via the ridge N of the summit.
Stob Coire Raineach
|Buachaille Etive Beag is one of the Glen Coe classics and its two peaks Stob Dubh and Stob Coire Raineach are climbed together as they are linked by a high ridge. |
Buachaille Etive Beag is elongated SW to NE with Stob Dubh at the SW end, furthest from the access road. The N aspects of this mountain are steep and craggy but paths through the Lairig Gartain to the E and Lairig Eilde to the W give easy ascents to the col just SW of Stob Coire Raineach's summit cone.