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Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag)


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.
925 m (3034 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.
263 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 bracken filled corrie (Small shepherd of [Glen] Etive)

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.

Buachaille Etive Beag is one of the Glen Coe classics and its two peaks Stob Dubh and Stob Coire Raineach are 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. The N aspects of this mountain are steep and craggy but paths through the Lairig Gartain to the E and Lairig Eilde to the W give easy ascents to the col just SW of Stob Coire Raineach's summit cone.

Hazards you may encounter on Stob Coire Raineach include
 Stony/rocky Slopes 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
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Stob Dubh
by Metcheck
Stob Coire Raineach Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stob Coire Raineach.

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 Routes that include Stob Coire Raineach
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1105 m 10.57 km 4.5 hrs Stob Dubh and Stob Coire Raineach  Moderate climb on steep stony slopes.  
2 1149 m 10.35 km 4.5 hrs Stob Dubh and Stob Coire Raineach  A straight forward ascent from the S. A short walk through a forest then one stream to be crossed followed by a fairly steep ascent. Return through Lairig Gartain is muddy most times of the year Route proposed by Steve Macluskie. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Stob Coire Raineach

 Baggers Gallery for Stob Coire Raineach

Me at the top of Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag)

© Graeme Weir

Image by Graeme Weir

me on top of stob coire raineach looking over towards stob dubh

© Michael Mcmillan

Image by Michael Mcmillan

Ascent to bealach

© Joe Kerr

Image by Joe Kerr

Me at the top of Stob Coire Raineach

© Alexander McMillan

Image by Alexander McMillan
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Stob Coire Raineach and Stob Dubh
by Michael Hill
Stob Dubh and Stob Coire Raineach
by Doug Tulloch
Stob Coire Raineach, Stob Dubh and Stob na Broige
by Alasdair Cairns
Stob Coire Raineach
by Alan Parker
Stob Coire Raineach and Stob Dubh
by Philip McLoone
Stob Coire Raineach and Stob Dubh
by Douglas Mason
Stob Coire Raineach and Stob Dubh
by Geert Gritter
Stob Dubh and Stob Coire Raineach
by William McGilvray
Stob Coire Raineach and Stob Dubh
by Stevie Yates
Stob Coire Raineach and Stob Dubh
by David Chapman
Stob Coire Raineach and Stob Dubh
by Brendan Waters

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Andrew Blair
wrote on
June 28, 2009
Climbed from L.Gartain following MunroMagic route. Set off at 1pm with cloud covering the tops of all the Glencoe hills. Path not as muddy as expected. Ascent W to ridge col not very pleasant due to steep slopes combined with scree. By 230pm the cloud had lifted revealing Glencoe area in all its glory. Once up on the ridge, both Stob Coire Raineach & Stob Dubh were easy enough. By the end of the afternoon views were unbroken in all directions. Ben Nevis completely free of cloud. I must have spent a couple of hours just absorbing the tranquility & taking photos. Good, fast route back to car.
Leon Mooney
wrote on
August 10, 2008
Climbed on 8/8/08. The ascent to the col was pretty steep, but straightforward (boggy parts aside). The final ascent to the rocky summit was fairly easy. A quick bite and back down for the other half of the "wee bookil".
Alex Bryce
wrote on
March 15, 2008
The path from the A82 Lairig Eilde car-park is superb all the way to the bealach from the car-park. Makes the ascent of this Munro fantastically easy for a great reward of brilliant views. Highly recommended for inexperienced Munro climbers.
Peter Lang
wrote on
August 20, 2007
From beehive cairn on A82, new car park at start of Lairig Eilde and well constructed path to near bealach starts a third of the way up, after boggy initial section.
Jim Brown
wrote on
June 25, 2005
I climbed this ridge on the 23rd of June,it was a pleasant warm day.I made my way up the Lairig Gartain from the A82 ,the underfoot conditions were VERY wet. I enjoyed the walk up on to the ridge. I headed south to Stob Dubh and enjoyed some pleasant views down Glen Etive.I retraced my steps to the bealach and on towards the second Munro,Stob Coire Raineach.The final ascent was very pleasant.I scoffed a tin of lager and headed down to the Lairig Eilde where I encountered a very large herd of deer.I reached the beehive adjacent to the main road the A82 and had a good wash in the burn.Superb day

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