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Stob Choire Claurigh


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.
1177 m (3861 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.
15 of 282 Munros
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.
Peak of corrie of brawling or bellowing

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
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe

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

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.

Hazards you may encounter on Stob Choire Claurigh include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
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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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Aonach Beag
by Metcheck
Stob Choire Claurigh Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stob Choire Claurigh.

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 Routes that include Stob Choire Claurigh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1580 m 23.84 km 7.5 hrs Stob Choire Claurigh, Stob Coire an Laoigh and Sgurr Choinnich Mor  A fairly long day with some exposure on the ridges. The Grey Corries are a classic ridge walk on rocky terrain, with excellent views of the Aonachs, with Carn mor Dearg and Ben Nevis behind, plus the Easains and the Mamores.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Stob Choire Claurigh

 Baggers Gallery for Stob Choire Claurigh

Top of Stob Choire Claurigh 9th July 2015

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Lynda at summit Stob Choire Claurigh,10mins before the sun appeared on the ridge - 11th Sept 2010

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Scott at summit of Stob Choire Claurigh after a very wet start to the day 11th Sept 2010.

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Myself and Fernie at the top of Stob Choire Claurigh July 23, 2010

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge
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mackenzie barker
wrote on
April 25, 2009
Ridge up to summit from the Col between Stob ban and Stob Choire Claurig is really nice and easy.

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