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Stob a' Choin


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.
869 m (2851 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.
63 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.
Peak of the dog

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.

Stob a'Choin is a compact craggy mountain with relatively steep slopes and many rocky outcrops. There are two main tops, Stob a'Choin to the W and an un-named top to the E (estimated 835m).

Stob a'Choin has a double top, and it is the S top which is the true summit. The normal access is from the road by the River Larig to the N.

Hazards you may encounter on Stob a' Choin include
 Steep 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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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Lomond
by Metcheck
Stob a' Choin Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stob a' Choin.

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 Routes that include Stob a' Choin
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 930 m 10.73 km 4 hrs Stob a' Choin  Easy approach on farm road and bridge over river. Rugged craggy hill but no scrambling required  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Stob a' Choin

 Baggers Gallery for Stob a' Choin

James at summit with Stob Binnein and Ben More in the background. 29/04/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Very happy to finally reach the summit of Stob a` Choin 29/04/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Kevin and myself summit Stob a' Choin 03/07/10

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

On the Summit 2/08/09

© Ethel Jessett

Image by Ethel Jessett
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Steven Morrice on 22 Jul 2018
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Stob a' Choin
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Stob a' Choin
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Stob a' Choin
by Graham Ellis

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Graham Ellis
wrote on
May 27, 2013
The burn to the north is only crossable lower down (around the 200-250 m level), otherwise there is one other opportunity to cross higher up at NN 42101649 (450m contour). In between the burn turns into a gorge with vertical walls.
Alasdair Cruickshank
wrote on
November 3, 2012
A good day out, worth the visit. Climbed the North ridge, steep and hard going, would be interesting under a full winter coat!! From the summit dropped down through the crags to the bealach then picked up a fence line which eventually led down the North East ridge - Creag nan Saighead, carefully by passing a couple of steep crags on route, then its was a steep grassy decent down to the footbridge. ~ 6hrs with fresh snow on the tops and minimal hanging about.
Sam Marshall
wrote on
July 28, 2009
I attempted this Corbett from Loch Katrine in the south, starting my ascent from the farm at Strone. Getting up to the Meall Mor ridge is hard going, with vast amounts of bracken, marshy ground and fences. Certainely no path. Once on the ridge I encountered countless peat hags and the marshy ground only got worse. A fence crosses the boggy expanse and it is possible to follow this the entire way to the summit. I would advise against attempting this, keep with the MM route and start at Inverlochlarig. Much quicker, and you may even be able to follow a path!
Leon Mooney
wrote on
June 30, 2008
This is one STEEP hill! Set off from Inverlochlarig and after crossing the bridge I headed southwest uphill (the least steep part of the day). Crossed the downhill stream just after climbing over a gate and the rest of the day was a relentless slog - first to the 630m plateau, then the (seemingly) sheer ascent of the final north ridge. Gave the north top a miss (clouds hiding the views anyway) and found the summit cairn to be disappointingly small. If there is a steeper hill in the Southern Highlands then I'd like to meet it. Oh - an enjoyable day regardless.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 23 Apr 2011 MM route from Inverlochlarig; 18 April 2011. Roger Vander Steen Stob a' Choin Not Yet Rated
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