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The Cobbler (Ben Arthur) & Beinn Narnain

The Cobbler (Ben Arthur) & Beinn Narnain

Postby findhornloon » Wed May 23, 2012 8:55 am

Route description: The Cobbler, Arrochar

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Narnain

Corbetts included on this walk: The Cobbler

Date walked: 06/05/2012

Distance: 12.3 km

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Jesper and I heading for our first Corbett and second Munro - The Cobbler (Ben Arthur) followed by Beinn Narnain.
Jesper and I heading for the Arrochar Alps

Decided to climb the Cobbler first and see how the time (and legs) are before returning via Beinn Narnain. After the Narnain boulders we head north-west up a small scramble between the North and Central peaks.
The north peak or 'face' of The Cobbler.

Great views south down the Firth of Clyde and a tantalising number of Munro's to the north, east and west.
View over Ben Donich south down the Firth of Clyde to Ailsa Craig (Paddy's Milestone) and Goat Fell (Arran).

The next challenge, the rock Pinnacle which is the true summit, not too difficult if you have a head for heads, wouldn't fancy it if it was wet, slippy or icy, as once you pass through the 'eye of the needle' the last part slopes outwards towards a big drop on to big rocks.
On the summit Pinnacle and the return via the 'eye of the needle' with Ben Lomond in the distance.

We descent The Cobbler to the north down the stepped path then up the slopes of Beinn Narnain over the boulderfield to the summit of our second Munro without too much trouble.
The Yawning Crags of Beinn Narnain.

Nice view of Ben Lomond and the loch, wish it was that clear when Jesper and I were up it last month.

On the summit feeling fine, however the real killer for me was still to come after over-stretching some tendons, a long stoney descent with some small scrambles on tiring legs and hot knees. Another great day in the hills, no gain without pain so not looking forward to Tuesday and sore tendons, anyway my hill fitness is definitely increasing.

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