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Stob Coire Sgriodain


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.
979 m (3211 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.
174 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 the scree corrie

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 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.

Hazards you may encounter on Stob Coire Sgriodain include
 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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West Highlands
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West Highlands
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Beinn a Chaorainn
by Metcheck
Stob Coire Sgriodain Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stob Coire Sgriodain.

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 Routes that include Stob Coire Sgriodain
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 975 m 14.57 km 4.5 hrs Chno Dearg and Stob Coire Sgriodain  Moderate route with some crags to be climbed although these can generally be by-passed if desired.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Stob Coire Sgriodain

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Munro taking cover behind the cairn at the top of Chno Dearg

© Alexander McMillan

Image by Alexander McMillan

Stob Coire Sgriodain Feb'12

© Mike Blake

Image by Mike Blake

me & my good friends john frew & daw smith on the summit, we had came off the summit of beinn na lap & headed over veiws were not great but it was a good day for walking & the banter was good cheers lads,

© Libby Smith

Image by Libby Smith

john frew on the snow heading for the summit of stob coire sgriodain.

© Libby Smith

Image by Libby Smith
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Recently Climbed By
Stewart Balmer on 02 Feb 2019
John Morrison on 14 Jul 2018
Willie Jack on 01 Jul 2018
WILLIAM BISHOP on 15 Apr 2018
William Cross on 19 Mar 2018

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Chno Dearg and Stob Coire Sgriodain
by Jason Gibson
Stob Coire Sgriodain and Chno Dearg
by William Deans
Stob Coire Sgriodain and Chno Dearg
by Graham Gaw
Stob Coire Sgriodain and Chno Dearg
by Douglas Mason

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Ross Morley-trapnell
wrote on
March 25, 2012
Climbing up over Stob was quite nice and the viewsover Loch Trieg stunning. Found the walk to Chno a little uninspiring but a very easy walk off the mountain.
William Ewing
wrote on
July 2, 2011
Did these Munros from Corrour to Fersit a great day well worth considering.
Jonathan Small
wrote on
July 30, 2010
Not obvious from a distance but this must be one of the most under-celebrated viewpoints in the highlands, if you ask me. The steepness of the drop into Loch Treig and the aspects to the west and south in particular are as good as I've seen. Glorious weather and the sunlight at 2pm on a late July day helped, the water in Loch Treig being an especially deep blue. As with so many Munro routes, the way up demands a little patience, being - yes - boggy, with many bumps and knolls. I targeted a fairly obvious left to right grassy slope through the crags of Sron a Garbh-bheinne, which was fine.
Martin Joyce
wrote on
October 2, 2007
The ridge just didn't deliver for me. I made a bad start and floundered around in much boggy ground at the bottom. Looking back it seemed I'd have done better to keep to the left of the left-most branch of the weirdly-branching burn more or less to the split, then contouring across. I didn't find things much better higher up though with little opportunity to get hands onto good rock and lots of annoying gullies interfering with the natural line. I'm sure it must be better in winter.
Ivor Bennett
wrote on
June 12, 2004
Not sure why the other contributors are raving about the merits of this hill in winter - we did it in June and apart from the boggy beginning (yes we were warned!) the walk was interesting especially when views of Loch Treig came into view. The route to Chno Dearg was even better, the two hills making an excellent Summer day.

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