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Up Sron na Lairig & down Beinn Fhada

Up Sron na Lairig & down Beinn Fhada


Postby gman » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:59 pm

Munros included on this walk: Stob Coire Sgreamhach

Date walked: 29/08/2016

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 1066m

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Inspired by basscadet's report http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=65951, here's more Sron na Lairig!

Not sure how closely I followed Scrambles in Lochaber on this: I went to the big, obvious slab bottom centre of the pic. Started up the slab itself as the rock is grippy but then found some slippy lichenous bits so I moved right and followed crampon scratches up. At the top of this section there's a grassy bit in front of steep rock with another slab on the far right.
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Closer angle, big slab lower down and another smaller one at the right of the next section up.
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Following the crampon scratches after the first slab. I was looking for an arete on the left and saw a possible contender on the other side of a gully but getting over there looked wet & slippy.
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Next section, slab on the right.
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Up the groove.
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Short scree path at the top of the slab and apparently the hardest bit is now done. Next, more steep rock with a 'block forming a tower against the skyline'.
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Beinn Fhada bad step is a notch in the ridge.
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Tried a few options getting past the tower block, the rock is good but there's still vegetation making it seem less secure.
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The rest is straightforward with a few short narrow sections on the ridge. Think I'd be doing these a cheval in winter.
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Beinn Fhada ridge.
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Never been on Fhada before, it's a good ridge walk.
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At the bad step. The path is easy to follow - down and to the right then it turns round back towards Sgreamhach.
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From the other side: the bad step looks tricky but the path is easy to follow.
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Got to the last col before the 823 point, there was a cairn here so I thought it might be a good place to descend.
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Steep grass, scree and crags to walk around.
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Can't see the rock bands from above so it's a bit of a maze, glad to be back on the path. Sron na Lairig in winter sounds tempting.
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