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Stuc a' Chroin


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.
975 m (3198 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.
182 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 sheepfold

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
  51   Loch Tay & Glen Dochart
  57   Stirling & The Trossachs

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

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.

Hazards you may encounter on Stuc a' Chroin include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
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)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn Ghlas
by Metcheck
Stuc a' Chroin Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stuc a' Chroin.

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 Routes that include Stuc a' Chroin
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1260 m 14.70 km 5.5 hrs Ben Vorlich [Loch Earn] and Stuc a' Chroin  This is a relatively easy route, but the ascent of Stuc a' Chroin is a scramble.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Stuc a' Chroin

 Baggers Gallery for Stuc a' Chroin

Me and Val at the summit with Ben Vorlich behind us 14.06.14

© Claire Cassidy

Image by Claire Cassidy

Me at the top of Stuc a' Chroin.

© Michael Yates

Image by Michael Yates

James on summit ,with Ben Vorlich to the rear .1/04/2012. Came up from Callander side. Much nicer and quieter. Never met another soul all day.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Summit of Stuc a` Chroin. Came up from Callander side. 1/04/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
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 Shared Members Track Logs
Beinn Each and Stuc a' Chroin
by Doug Tulloch
Ben Vorlich [Loch Earn] and Stuc a' Chroin
by William McGilvray
Ben Vorlich [Loch Earn] and Stuc a' Chroin
by Mark Rudzinski
Beinn Each and Stuc a' Chroin
by Graham Gaw
Beinn Each and Stuc a' Chroin
by Kenny Mcneill
Ben Vorlich [Loch Earn] and Stuc a' Chroin
by Brendan Waters
Stuc a' Chroin
by David McSporran
Ben Vorlich [Loch Earn] and Stuc a' Chroin
by David McSporran

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Libby Smith
wrote on
May 21, 2010
started walking bright & early (6am) weather was fantastic got to the summit of ben vorlich at 7.30am then headed over onto stuc a croin views were fantastic looking across to the lawyers group & down into lochearn not a ripple on the loch.
Gavin Poole
wrote on
June 6, 2009
Climbed Ben Vorlich & Stuc a' Chrion on 6th of June '09 with Christine, Stu & John. The ascent up Ben vorlich is fairly quick, getting steeper at the end. Great views at the top. Stuc a' Chrion on the other hand is entirely different. Thoroughly enjoyed the scramble up the cliff face. Can be a little daunting looking up at it from the bottom, but is excellent fun if you give it a go. Great route.
Bruce Donachie
wrote on
May 11, 2009
Paul and I, in training for the WHW, decided to walk in from Callander, making it aprox 9 miles to the summit.THERES STILL NO BRIDGE! (642130)And it had hammered it down. If you have sticks, go upstream (E) about 0.25 of a mile, and on the opposite side of the river you will see a boulder about the size of a mini. This is where, with some delicate balancing, I crossed the river. Sadly, Paul went in (titter). Otherwise you are advised to cross 1.25 miles out of Callander,and go Xcountry from there. Sheppard told us the NT have threatened to put a bridge in soon, but he's not holding his breath
Jonathan Small
wrote on
April 10, 2009
Climbed with Beinn Each from Glen Ample. Good paths exist from glen to summit, and between the two, but take care to stay on the crest of the knobbly ridge: you can easily be tempted downhill, but it's boggy and difficult. Returning to Glen Ample it's tiring to climb all those bumps again: a good path down to the Glen is needed, but I guess no-one has navigated one yet. I'd done Ben Vorlich with my son a few years ago so still had the Stuc to do, and enjoyed it as the southern approach is probably less-travelled but the country is worth exploring. Beinn Each is a fine hill in its own right.
David Adams
wrote on
November 30, 2008
An expensive Munro for me. After a good scramble through the snow I lost my rh crampon just after topping the scramble probably c 100 yards along the rising ridge on Friday 28 Nov 2008. I could not find it as we went to the cairn, came back and snow had filled our footsteps. If you miraculously find it a small reward is available!! davidpkadams@aol.com 07712659068

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