We walked this route on 19 August 2007 - again after some days of rain (we had a really nice holiday this year...). A very rewarding walk with fantastic views, not to forget the scenery in Coire Mhic Fhearchair which is breathtaking.
We didn't like to take very steep scree slope in the south-eastern corner, so we followed the advice of the host of the B&B where we stayed: After having reached the lochan we walked east and climbed up the slope directly. Well, after having done this, we wouldn't recommend it at all. We couldn't find anything which reminded of a path, the terrain was extremely steep and also very loose in places. It seemed quite dangerous to us. We were really glad when we arrived at the ridge (just a bit north of the peak of Ruadh-stac Mor).
Other walkers told us that most of the scree along the normal route can be avoided if you try to reach the grassy area above the scree first and then keep to left left side of the gully. Maybe that's a better recommendation.
Apart from that the route was excellent. A great ridge walk, and even reaching the true summit of Spidean Coire nan Clach was not a problem, even for walkers like us.
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