We climbed the hill up the north side as described by the main article. From the top we descended by the north west ridge to the Bealach Dubh-lic right of way. On a nice day this would be an easy way off, better than reversing the ascent route. Don’t try the Bealach Dubh-lic route in poor visibility unless you are a confident navigator.
On the day of our visit it was a bit driech; cloud base at about 400m, we didn’t see another soul on the hill. There was about 30m visibility on the summit, improving on the descent until we popped back out of the cloud at 400m. At the time of our visit there is no baggers path on the northwest ridge, just some vague sheep trods. We stuck to roughly the crest of the ridge on the way down; there were a few crags looming out of the fog, but they were easily bypassed on the left of our course. Once we reached the Bealach, there were a series of white painted marker post leading back down to the Glen Croe forest track. A good time was had by all.
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