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An Ruadh-stac


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
892 m (2926 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
32 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
The steep red hill

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

An Ruadh-stac is a compact triangular pyramid attached to Maol Chean-dearg (Munro) at Bealach a' Choire Ghairbh by its NE ridge. The path through this bealach, which runs between Coulags and Annat on Loch Torridon, is the best approach route.

An Ruadh-stac is a rough rocky mountain and any ascent will involve a degree of scrambling, but with good route selection this should be minor. Can be climbed along with Maol Chean-dearg (Munro).

Hazards you may encounter on An Ruadh-stac include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
An Ruadh-stac Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include An Ruadh-stac.

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 Routes that include An Ruadh-stac
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1033 m 13.85 km 4.5 hrs An Ruadh-stac  Easy approach to a steep rough mountain. Easy scrambling may be required. Consider climbing Maol Chean-dearg whilst you are here!  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of An Ruadh-stac

 Baggers Gallery for An Ruadh-stac

Myself at Summit An Ruadh-stac 19/06/2013

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me at summit An Ruadh-stac 06/05/2012, then onto Fuar Tholl for a very challenging day day 2 of our week in Torridon

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

On top of An Ruadh-stac: 14th October 2011

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

myself after a quick, easy scramble to the summit. 12/04/10

© Sam Marshall

Image by Sam Marshall
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Recently Climbed By
Graham Ramsay on 17 Aug 2020

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An Ruadh-stac and Maol Chean-Dearg
by David McSporran

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Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 26, 2008
The common ascent up its South East side is very enjoyable because of its extremely rocky nature. Easy scrambling is required at times and it is also quite steep but the views from the top are very good and the route is not overly long, with the recommended route time of 5 hours pretty accurate. I would suggest adding it to an ascent of Maol Chean Dearg due to their close proximity to one another.

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