Munros starting with S
Stob Coire Sgreamhach
|Stob Coire Sgreamach and Bidean nam Bian are two peaks about 1km apart on a ridge running NW to SE from Glen Coe to Glen Etive. Collectively they have three ridges, running NE, the steep rocky ends, which dominate Glen Coe, are called The Three Sisters. |
The long NE ridge of Stob Coire Sgreamhach is named Beinn Fhada and together with Gearr Aonach, of Bidean nam Bian, it encloses the beautiful Coire Gabhail or Lost Valley.
To the NW Stob Coire Sgreamhach meets with Bidean nam Bian at a col, which offers a steep and difficult ascent from Coire Gabhail. An easier ascent from this corrie is to the col between Stob Coire nan Lochan and Bidean nan Bian.
A third route from Coire Gabhail is to scramble up the steep rocky slope from the rocky crest of Beinn Fhada. An ascent of Beinn Fhada can be made to the col SW of its 811m top, by scrambling up the steep slope to the SW of a deep gully leading to the col.
Stob Coire Sgriodain
|Stob Coire Sgriodain on the E shore of Loch Trieg forms a single ridge curving around Lochan Coire an Lochain. It is a craggy mountain with three tops at its S end, the more northerly being the true summit. |
Stob Coire Sgriodain is connected at its SE limit by a broad bealach (900m) to Meal Garbh (976m) and Chno Dearg (1046m). Normal access is from the N via Sron na Gardh-Bheinne (nose of the rough mountain) or from Chno Dearg.
|This beautiful mountain is a magnet for hill-walkers, climbers and photographers. Buachaille Etive Mor is orientated SW to NE with its two munros at either end of a long winding ridge. |
Stob Dearg is the classic peak, it has a "tourist" path through Coire na Tulaich rising to the ridge at the head of the coire, but there are also several routes, within the ability of scramblers, up the rocky NE face.
Most famous of these is "Curved Ridge" which starts from the waterslide slab, a huge rock slab lying low on the NW slopes. Curved Ridge has lots of exposure but is not technically difficult - see Noel Williams "Scrambles in Lochaber" for a full description.
|Stob Diamh is a craggy peak at the E end of Ben Cruachan ridge which runs E to W with many minor ridges on both the Glen Noe side and the Loch Awe side. |
To the W of Stob Diamh the ridge leads to Drochaid Ghlas and to the S a narrow ridge leads to Stob Garbh (980m) then divides to produce S and ESE branches. From the summit of Stob Diamh the main ridge continues NE, turning SE.
A descent on the SW slope of the S ridge leads to the path in Corrie Cruachan, and a descent on the crest of the ESE branch of the S ridge joins a track leading to the junction of the A85 with the B8077.
Stob Diamh is normally approached from Drochaid Ghlas
|Buachaille Etive Beag is one of the Glen Coe classics and its two peaks Stob Dubh and Stob Coire Raineach are generally 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. Paths through the Lairig Gartain to the E and Lairig Eilde to the W are equally useful as both give easy ascents to the col just SW of Stob Coire Raineach's summit cone.
|Stob Ghabhar is a large and magnificent mountain. The summit sits close to the precipitous cliffs at the head of Coire Dhearbhadh. |
This corrie is enclosed by the narrow ESE ridge (the Aonach Eagach, which gives some scrambling and is a popular ascent route) and the N ridge which branches to produce Sron nan Giubhas (ENE) and Aonach Mor (NW).
A descent from Sron nan Guibhas into Coire Dhearbhadh leads to the bealach at the head of Coire Toaig to rejoin the path in the Corrie. An ascent of the broad SSE ridge involves selecting a route through rocky out-crops but is not difficult. Finally a narrow ridge W leads to Sron a' Ghearrain (990m).
Stob na Broige
|Buachaille Etive Mor is one of the most beautiful mountains and its N peak, Stob Dearg is a magnet for climbers, hillwalkers and photographers. Buachaille Etive Mor is orientated SW to NE with its two munros at either end of a long winding ridge. |
Stob na Broige lies at the SW end of the ridge overlooking Glen Etive. As this end of the ridge is steep and craggy, the normal ascent routes are on the crest of the ridge from Stob Dearg, or by an ascent to the col between Stob Coire Altruim and Stob na Doire, either from the path to the W in Laraig Gartain or from the road in Glen Etive to the E.
Stob Poite Coire Ardair
|Stob Poite Coire Ardair is separated from Creag Meaghaidh by a steep sided col, named "The Window". From here easy slopes rise NE following the rim of the crags on its S face to the summit. The summit plateau continues ENE to to a second top, 1051m, from where a broad ridge runs NNW down to Coire Bhanain and a narrower ridge continues NNE to Sron garbh Coire. |
The slopes into Coire Ardair are steep and rocky and should be avoided, particularly in snowy conditions. Normal approach routes are via The Window and on the ridge from Carn Liath to the ENE.
Stuc a' Chroin
|Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorlich are neighbours with almost parallel SE ridges and they are connected by the Bealach an Dubh Choirein. The summit of Stuc a' Chroin sits at the NW end of a 4km ridge which terminates at Meall Odhar (646m) from where a path leads down to Arivurichardich steading. Here tracks lead to Callander and to Glen Artney making good walking access routes. |
The craggy SW and NW ridges lead to accessible but steep grass slopes into Glen Ample. Finally a steep and rocky spur of the NW ridge links to Bealach an Dubh Choirein and Ben Vorlich, but this requires some easy scrambling.
Stuchd an Lochain
|Stuchd an Lochain lies to the S of Loch an Daimh at the head of Glen Lyon. It is a mountain of crags and corries formed by the many ridges that radiate from the summit. |
The craggy N face of the summit overlooks Lochan nan Cat and the summit is flanked by two other peaks Meall an Odhar (815m) to the W and Sron Chona Choirein (927m) to the E. From Sron Chona Choirein a ridge bears NNE to a minor top (887m) then turns NW to Creag an Fheadain with a short spur.
The normal ascent route is from the road by the dam on Loch an Daimh to the 887m top then S to Sron Chona Choirein and W to the summit.