Stuc a'Chroin

Summary for Stuc a'Chroin

Stuc a'Chroin 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 Loch Earn )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
975 metres / 3199 feetNN617174Stook a KroinPeak of the sheepfold
LocationAccess
Loch Lomond to Loch TayArdvorlich Estate, tel: 01764 685260
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Details for Stuc a'Chroin

Stùc a' Chroin is a mountain located in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland. It lies to the south of Ben Vorlich, which is itself bounded to the north by Loch Earn, and to the west by Loch Lubnaig. It is one of Scotland's best known & popular munros as it is seen prominently from many locations and best seen from the south-east where it appears flat topped summit with a steeper drop on it's eastern flanks. Collectively with the Ben Vorlich munro on the north east the two hills are often called the Loch Earn Hills.

The mountains main feature is the rocky buttress above Bealach an Dubh Choirein on the steep north eastern face which stretches to a cained point 0.5km north of the summit. This provides an exhibiting scramble which has exposure and major difficutlies which can be avoided if climbing this hill.

Stùc a' Chroin is most often climbed in conjunction with Ben Vorlich from Ardvorlich to the north. There are two normal routes of ascent. The first is over the summit of Ben Vorlich and followed by a descent of that mountain's south west ridge to the Bealach an Dubh Choirein. The second skirts around the north east ridge of Ben Vorlich and traverses to the Bealach an Dubh Choirein. From this bealach the simplest ascent to the summit cairn is via a rough path that cuts up the northern coire of Stùc a'Chroin. A steeper alternative ascends the eastern coire.

An alternative, but longer route of ascent to Stùc a'Chroin from Arivurichardich ascends the mountain's south east ridge.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Stuc a'Chroin is Sixty-One

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Morag marked Stuc a'Chroin as bagged on Wed 17 Dec 2014
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Simon Williamson marked Stuc a'Chroin as bagged on Sun 17 Aug 2014
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esbcs27 marked Stuc a'Chroin as bagged on Thu 11 Jul 2013
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weaselmaster marked Stuc a'Chroin as bagged on Thu 27 Dec 2012
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spacemole marked Stuc a'Chroin as bagged on Mon 10 Dec 2012
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Karen1977 marked Stuc a'Chroin as bagged on Mon 17 Sep 2012
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Scunner marked Stuc a'Chroin as bagged on Sun 22 Jul 2012
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lornalovesscott marked Stuc a'Chroin as bagged on Sun 03 Jun 2012
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nordic.rock marked Stuc a'Chroin as bagged on Wed 23 May 2012
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Johnmacdad marked Stuc a'Chroin as bagged on Sat 31 Mar 2012
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soc079 marked Stuc a'Chroin as bagged on Tue 27 Mar 2012
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amcdj marked Stuc a'Chroin as bagged on Thu 01 Dec 2011
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Ben Rambler marked Stuc a'Chroin as bagged on Fri 30 Sep 2011
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Brian marked Stuc a'Chroin as bagged on Wed 21 Sep 2011
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Cr4igie B0y marked Stuc a'Chroin as bagged on Sat 10 Sep 2011