Cruach Ardrain

Summary for Cruach Ardrain

Cruach Ardrain is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area Loch Lomond to Loch Tay as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Crianlarich )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
1046 metres / 3432 feetNN409212Kroo-ach ardrainStack of the high region
LocationAccess
Loch Lomond to Loch TayBenmore Farm, tel: 01838 400286
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Details for Cruach Ardrain

Cruach Ardrain rises in the middle of Crianlarich's hills and the 3 ridges which go north, north west and south form a 'Y' shape. It appears as a fine pointed peak and a great partner to its 2 higher neighbors Ben More & Stob Binnein which are situated just to the east. Cruach Ardrain is a very familier peak as it is well viewed in lots of places, a particulary good view of this peak and it's eastern neighbours are from the A82 around NN380244 .

The north west ridge drops to Grey Height (868m) and the north east ridge to Stob Coire Bhuide (857m) together forming Coire Ardrain which follows the usually characteristic of the hills being a wide grassy sloped corrrie. The southern ridge links to the adjoining Munro of Beinn Tulaichean which lies two kilometres away across a high col (825 m) and is usually climbed on the same days outing.

Usual access to the summit is from a lay-by just as you leave Crianlarich's on the A82 passing under the railway bridge and then onto a track. From the track a cairn marks a spot where to follow a path steeply up boggy ground up Grey Heights northern slopes which gives access to the north-eastern ridge. On climbing the ridge you come to a cairn where you head north onto the summit which is the second one after a dip. Alternatively Cruach Ardrain can be tackled via the north-eastern ridge which is a lot steeper / rocky and care is definitely needed in wintertime.

On a good clear day there will be views :-

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Cruach Ardrain is Fifty-Two

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billmyl marked Cruach Ardrain as bagged on Fri 26 Aug 2011
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GRABOYLE@GMAIL.COM marked Cruach Ardrain as bagged on Sat 21 May 2011
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alan marked Cruach Ardrain as bagged on Mon 02 May 2011
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Dale Robinson marked Cruach Ardrain as bagged on Tue 26 Apr 2011
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habu66 marked Cruach Ardrain as bagged on Sun 17 Apr 2011