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Stob Dubh (Beinn Ceitlein)


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.
883 m (2896 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.
45 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.
Caitlin's hill? (Black peak)

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.

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

Beinn Ceitlein is the name given to the second highest of three peaks in this mountain, the higher being Stob Dubh (Corbett). It seems logical that Beinn Ceitlein should be considered the mountain name, as this mountain forms the N wall of Glen Ceitlein.

Whatever your views, Stob Dubh and Beinn Ceitlein are connected by a high ridge, 765m, and you should climb both peaks whilst there.

This is a complex hill with four ridges, SW and N from Stob Dubh (Corbett), S turning W and N turning E from Beinn Ceitlein. The slopes are moderately steep with frequent rocky outcrops which are easily bypassed during ascent.

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

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 Routes that include Stob Dubh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 936 m 14.81 km 4.5 hrs Stob Dubh  A steep craggy mountain, but no scrambling will be required if you select your routes through the rocks carefully Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Stob Dubh

 Baggers Gallery for Stob Dubh

Me at Summit Stob Dubh 27/8/11 after having climbed Beinn Maol Chaluim earlier (sorry about the photo)

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Myself and Jack at summit Stob Dubh on glorious May afternoon. 13/05/09

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Recently Climbed By
Oliver Bartrum on 30 May 2018

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Stob Dubh
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James Corrigan
wrote on
April 25, 2012
Stob Dhub looks steep from the track over the River Etive.This is well confimed on the way up as it rises 850 m in 2km very abruptly by any standard.Views down to Loch Etive are a good distraction from the relentless slog but today was not so clear. Still enough to know it is a superb view point including the views to the edge of Ben Starav and Beinn Trilleachan with the Etive slabs hanging dramatically off its East facing slopes.Beinn Maol Chaluim is very well seen from Stob Dhub and reveals a break in the Trees from where this Corbett could be climbed directly from Glen Etive Road.Beinn Fhionlaidh is seen as well and could be climbed from Gualachain also from Glen Etive Road.There is a pretty Lochan far bellow Stob Dhub which is not on my Explorer Map! The round trip over to Beinn Ceitlein is the next stop and recomended as the trip back down the ascent route is to steep be pleasent.

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