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Beinn Dubhchraig


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.
978 m (3208 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.
175 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.
Hill of the black crag

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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  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive

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

Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhcraig form a curved ridge around Loch Oss and are generally climbed together. Beinn Dubhcraig has craggy sections and many rocky outcrops, particularly on its SW face overlooking Loch Oss.

Lack of access paths to the S results in Beinn Dubhcraig being ascended primarily from Glen Cononish to the N. Beinn Dubhchraig has two NNE facing ridges enclosing a large corrie, and the more W of these is the best ascent route.

The conventional route follows the Allt Coire Dubhcraig through the corrie and can be very boggy. We recommend you approach the N slopes from Glen Cononish.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Dubhchraig 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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Ben Oss
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Beinn Dubhchraig Area Map
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 Routes that include Beinn Dubhchraig
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1438 m 19.25 km 6.5 hrs Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig  Not a difficult route once you have negotiated the forest. Ben Dubhcraig is rocky on the southern face but this is avoided.  

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Summit of Beinn Dubhchraig

© Martin Grady

Image by Martin Grady

Billy and me at the top of Beinn Dubhchraig with Loch Lomond behind and Beinn Chabhair with its north-west ridge towards the left.

© John MacBean

Image by John MacBean

Billy at the top of Beinn Dubhchraig.

© John MacBean

Image by John MacBean


© Derrick Reid

Image by Derrick Reid
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Beinn Dubhchraig and Ben Oss
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Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig
by Geert Gritter
Beinn Dubhchraig, Ben Oss, Ben Lui and Beinn a' Chleibh
by Stephen Maddocks

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Alan Puckrin
wrote on
August 5, 2013
Just to advise that the bridge over Allt Gleann Auchreoch in Coille Coire Chuilc which has been deteriorating in recent years (a popular ascent or descent route for Beinn Dubhchraig ) has been dismantled. Caution will be needed to cross the lower reaches of the stream, I did so today when descending Fiarach and the water was still fast flowing in parts......in winter I would look for an alternative.
Jonathan Small
wrote on
May 28, 2013
Just to submit a recommendation for cycling up Glen Cononish and climbing up to the northern spur. Less pretty than the woods perhaps, but definitely less muddy (so I hear). I suppose if everyone did this there'd be a new path up the grassy hillside. Also there is a sheep fence (not very effective in places) higher up. Don't know about rights of way but the bridge at Cononish has no restriction on it. Cycling has its advantages too. Up the glen took half an hour, the return trip 16 minutes to Dalrigh - what would be best part of an hour's slog on tired feet, mostly coasting or easy cycling.
Gus Stewart
wrote on
June 14, 2010
While I admit that we climbed Beinn Dubhchraig and Ben Oss on a fine June day - Saturday 12th, 2010 - the previous reports of much boggy ground proved inaccurate. There were patches here and there, particularly on the small stretch between the bridge over the railway and the woods, but generally the underfoot conditions were fine. Additionally, having turned immediately right beyond the railway bridge, there was a "beaten track" all the way to the summit and then further to the top of Ben Oss. It was a rare treat to be able to complete two Munros without reference to map, compass, or GPS.
Gordon Miller
wrote on
March 8, 2010
On crossing the dodgy looking bridge keep to the banks of this stream. This the one you want. Don't be tempted as we did to follow the stream branching on to open ground in front of you. As we cleared the trees we headed left on to the ridge that provided a clear way to the top. This gave an alternative to the corrie that is recommended as the descent. A very wintery day made for firm ground, which given the other comments was a consideration in choosing this walk in icy March.
Andrew Blair
wrote on
July 22, 2009
First time I climbed this with my brother & nephew from Dalrigh on 07/04/2007. We took meandering forestry tracks that missed out the boggy forest track and met the Allt Coire Dubhchraig higher up. Unfortunately these tracks wasted so much time we couldn't go on to Ben Oss. Still, we enjoyed the beautiful waterfalls on the way up and the stunning views of Ben Oss & Ben Lui at the summit. Next time I returned, I witnessed the full horror of the boggy forest track at the foot of the hill on an ill-fated climb that was abandoned due to foul weather & very low cloud.

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