Sgurr a' Chaorachain

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Sgurr a' Chaorachain is a very fine sandstone mountain with some fantastic corries on its eastern flanks. The Bealach na Ba road climbs high across it and a vehicle track continues up to a transmitter at a summit on the very ridge. However the true summit of the mountain is thankfully out on an almost vertically-sided, domed eastern spur. The most famous feature is the dramatic Cioch Nose, the next spur to the north and a classic rock-climb.

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Region: Torridon

Altitude: 792 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Sgurr a' Chaorachain from the Bealach na Ba

Other routes and challenges

The fittest baggers may link Sgurr a' Chaorachain with its neighbour, Beinn Bhan, via the Bealach an Arr. This is most easily achieved using an out-and-back route from the Bealach na Ba. A clockwise circuit of both hills is also possible for scramblers with good route finding skills - necessary for ascending the southeast ridge of Sgurr a' Chaorachain (do not attempt in descent).

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Torridon Hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)


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Users' walk reports for Sgurr a' Chaorachain

There are 688 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Sgurr a' Chaorachain. They have contributed 23 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  13/7/19  12 C1
  25/7/15  12 C2
  19/3/18  9 M2C2
  24/8/20  8 C1
  29/9/19  8 C4
  3/4/12  8 C1
  19/9/15  6 C2
  6/7/14  6 C1
  30/6/18  5 C5
  8/6/13  4 C1
  2/7/11  4 C1
  29/5/09  4 C2
  9/4/19  3 C2
  14/4/12  3 C1
  5/4/19  2 C2
  20/4/14  2 C1
  18/9/09  2 C1
  8/11/15  1 C1
  8/11/15  1 C1
  27/8/10  1 C1
  25/7/17  0 C1
  19/6/16  0 C4
  18/8/12  0 C1

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