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An Ruadh-stac
Quick Facts
This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route.
Total Ascent
1033 m

An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent.

Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. They can also add a fixed time period for stoppages.

Route Time
4.5 hrs
The horizontal distance of the route.
Route Distance
13.85 km

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A brief summary of this route.

Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route.

Easy approach to a steep rough mountain. Easy scrambling may be required. Consider climbing Maol Chean-dearg whilst you are here!

Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services.

We then give directions from that location to the route start. Your approach route may differ.

 Travel Information

Head to: Loch carron

From Lochcarron travel NE on A896, then A890 to Coulags.

Route Waypoint Map

The total ascent is 1,033 metres. Allow 4.5 hours to complete this 13.85 km route.

In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk.

The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area.

Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass.

The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers.

Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility.

 Route Information
Waypoint Detail
  Start from Coulags on A890
  NG95794510 Distance
28 m
Follow track/path N to bridge
NG95104718 Distance
2.22 km
157 m
Cross Fionn-abhainn and continue N to branch in path
NG94854899 Distance
1.84 km
200 m
Ascend W through Bealach a' Choire Ghairbh
NG93004875 Distance
1.53 km
550 m
Head SW to lochan at base of An Rhuadh-stac .
NG92814845 Distance
0.75 km
540 m
Ascend WSW to summit of An Rhuadh-stac .
NG92164805 Distance
0.77 km
892 m
Reverse route to return
  NG95794510 Distance
6.73 km
28 m

A selection of weather forecasts local to this route.

North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Images of An Ruadh-stac
Route Area Map
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Rating & Reviews

 Rating & Reviews
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Written by Chris Bowles on 30 Mar 2007:
This is a great hill, the ascent is steep and predominantly up rocky slabs which make it a wee bit awkward at times but never difficult. You get great views from the top over over to Torridon etc. Would highly reccommend climbing with Maol Chean-dearg.
Disclaimer. The details provided above are an aid to planning an expedition, but all distances, altitudes and bearings must be considered approximate. You must navigate with the appropriate map, a compass, your navigation skills and common sense, MunroMagic.com accept no responsibility for your interpretation of our route information.
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