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Steep scenic Stob a' Choin

Steep scenic Stob a' Choin


Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:58 am

Route description: Stob a' Choin, from Inverlochlarig

Corbetts included on this walk: Stob a' Choin

Date walked: 05/06/2012

Time taken: 3.3 hours

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Started the walk from Inverlochlarig where i met a couple of guys at the car park that were doing the same walk. Both keen hillwalkers, not just climbing the Corbett, but also the top Meall Reamhar. We decided to walk together exchanging hillwalking stories as we went. We walked along the track before crossing the bridge and then decided what route to take up as we had 3 or 4 options. We decided to make our way across where we would gain it's north ridge about three quaters of the way up, from here a short pull and we were on the summit. There are two cairns with the south one being the summit we think. The views are tremendous and although a steep climb it's a short day out. Once on the summit we had a bite to eat before Jim & Doug headed for their top. I descended a slightly differant route, heading east initially then north towards the bridge and track back to the start.

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Stob a' Choin

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Crianlarich Munros

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The Glen

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Inverlochlarig

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Ben Lomond

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Beinn Chabhair & Beinn a' Chroin

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Ben More 4

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Summit photo, puff that chest out Doug

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West from summit

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Loch Katrine

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Even the sheep enjoy the views up here

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My route down

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Back on level ground
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Re: Steep scenic Stob a' Choin

Postby BoyVertiginous » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:19 pm

Interesting. Did this from Loch Katrine in the snow recently and didn't fancy the neighbouring top in those conditions. Looks very different now and walk in/out looks worthwhile from that side.
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Re: Steep scenic Stob a' Choin

Postby Fudgie » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:29 pm

We were across from you on An Caisteal and it's three neighbours and that looked like a pretty steep climb. You must have been fairly moving to do it in that time :wink:
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Re: Steep scenic Stob a' Choin

Postby jonny616 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:49 pm

Another nice one Johnny :clap:
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Re: Steep scenic Stob a' Choin

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:08 pm

BoyVertiginous wrote:Interesting. Did this from Loch Katrine in the snow recently and didn't fancy the neighbouring top in those conditions. Looks very different now and walk in/out looks worthwhile from that side.

Cheers i remember reading your report. The walk in and out is as level as you'll ever get.
Fudgie wrote:We were across from you on An Caisteal and it's three neighbours and that looked like a pretty steep climb. You must have been fairly moving to do it in that time :wink:

Boot camp is what my girlfriend calls it when she walks with me though the time may have been 5-10mins more, not sure exactly what time i started. It was a busy car park when i returned and a good day for the Munros up there :)
jonny616 wrote:Another nice one Johnny :clap:

Cheers Jonny
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Re: Steep scenic Stob a' Choin

Postby Jezzer_60 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:53 pm

Excellent pics. Must try the Trossachs.
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Re: Steep scenic Stob a' Choin

Postby ChrisW » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:43 am

Some spectacular scenery from up there Johnny, no wonder even the sheep like it....though you must have been going a bit.....note to self, don't join Johnny on a hike any time soon :lol:
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Re: Steep scenic Stob a' Choin

Postby Dugswell2 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:30 pm

Cheers Johnny, this is a GR8 hill with some better views seen from the other 2 tops that we visited. Jim and I managed 10 further walking days on our trip including 3 around Oban, 4 on Jura, 2 on Islay and a day on Colonsay. The Paps of Jura was very special. We bagged over 40 new Scottish hills on our 12 day trip.
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Re: Steep scenic Stob a' Choin

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:48 pm

Jezzer_60 wrote:Excellent pics. Must try the Trossachs.

ChrisW wrote:Some spectacular scenery from up there Johnny, no wonder even the sheep like it....though you must have been going a bit.....note to self, don't join Johnny on a hike any time soon :lol:
Dugswell2 wrote:Cheers Johnny, this is a GR8 hill with some better views seen from the other 2 tops that we visited. Jim and I managed 10 further walking days on our trip including 3 around Oban, 4 on Jura, 2 on Islay and a day on Colonsay. The Paps of Jura was very special. We bagged over 40 new Scottish hills on our 12 day trip.
Cheers guys. It was good to meet you guys and walk up the Corbett with you both, cheers. Good to hear you had a great 10 days, getting all those hills in. :D
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Re: Steep scenic Stob a' Choin

Postby Dugswell2 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:14 pm

Picture of Johnny at the summit can be seen here.

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