Tom na Gruagaich

Summary for Tom na Gruagaich

Tom na Gruagaich is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area Coulin and Torridon as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Torridon )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
922 metres / 3025 feetNG859601Tom na GrooyageechHill of the Damsel
LocationAccess
Coulin and TorridonNational Trust for Scotland (Torridon): tel: 01445 791221
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Details for Tom na Gruagaich

Tom na Gruagaich is the most westerly of all the munros in the Torridon Region and sits on the south end of Ben Alligin mountain range. Ben Alligin lacks the mass of its eastern neigbours but lives up to it's name the usual translation is jewelled mountain especially on a clear day in early spring from the Shieldaig Road (A896) around NG865542 it looks a commanding elevation with great it's great gashed flanks and 3 horns with snowy tops. Tom na Gruagaich rises to the north directally from the head of the beautiful Loch Torridon formed mainly of terraced layered sandstone capped with sprinklings of quartzite. The hill rises from sea level with a lot of towering sandstone buttresses that from the ground make it look like no possible ascent exists up this complex little mountain.

It's south-eastern slopes plunge steeply into the huge gully Coire' nan Laough and the north eastern flanks are even steeper forming the southern part on Tol a'Mhadaidh More (The Hollow of the wolf) which is the main corrie beneath Eag Dhubh on the south end of Sgurr Mhor. From the summit there is a very narrow ridge that steeply leads down onto col at 766m between Tom na Gruagaich & Sgurr Mhor.

The usual ascent is from The Abhainn Coire Mhic Nobuil on a path to the west of the bridge which heads up a good path onto the hillside and up into the huge gully of Coire nan Laogh giving access to the summit point (marked with cairn and Trig Point) and ridge. Alternative access to the summit is from the northern ridge via the col from Sgurr Mhor.

The panorma from the summit point of Tom na Gruagaich, and all along the ridge is arguably the finest in the Torridon opening uninterrupted of hills and sea around the western arc over to the isles , also superb views of its eastern sand stoned terraced neighbours.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Tom na Gruagaich is Thirty-Five

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