Stob a'Choire Odhair, Stob Ghabhar

Summary for Stob a'Choire Odhair, Stob Ghabhar

Stob a'Choire Odhair, Stob Ghabhar is a route in “The Black Mount” region / range which is located in the Strath Orchy to Loch Leven area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 7:06 am
Sunset 7:18 pm
12 hours 12 minutes(s) daylight
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DistanceAscentTime
15 km/ 9.32 miles1220 m/ 4002.62 ft7 hours plus
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Route taking in Stob a'Choire Odhair and Stob Ghabhar which are the eastern peaks of the ranges between Loch Etive and Tullla. Despite a large loss of height between the these 2 mountains at the Bealach above Coire Toaig they are usually climbed together.

Victoria Bridge is the starting point giving shortest access to the summit by following a track just before the Lodge leading west to reach a old metal hut (old schoolhouse). Follow a path on the east of the burn northwards about 2km from where a cairn marks the spot of a well crafted stalker path which twists up the western side of Coire Caolain Duibh. The path runs out of steam just before the summit where bouldery ground needs to be crossed giving access to the cairned top. From the summit head west descending along broad ridge to Bealach (668m) from where the ridge, which is narrow in places can be climbed that twists south-westerly above Aonach Eagach eventually leading to Stob Ghabhar's summit.

Decent is made by the spur running south-south-east 300m to the south-east from the summit point and continuing down as the spur broadens to grassy slopes. Continue in the same direction and cross the Allt Toaig and rejoin the path of ascent route heading back the same way.

From the summits on a clear day good view to be had

Route points for Stob a'Choire Odhair, Stob Ghabhar

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN27024219263° W0.09 (0.09)From Black Mount car park follow a path leading back to road where Victoria Bridge can be crossed
NN27004220262° W0.26 (0.35)At Forest Lodge follow track to Loch Etive to the left into Glen of the Abhainn Shira
NN26324241262° W0.27 (0.62)Pass edge of a plantation between Forest Lodge and Clashgour.
NN25544247325° NW0.19 (0.81)After Clashgour Hut take the path leading up eastern side of Allt Toaig
NN2525447315° NNE1.29 (2.1)Climb a zigzag stalker's path up the steep slopes of Stob a' Choire Odhair.
NN25654596255° WSW0.52 (2.62)The summit Stob a'Choire Odhair - 945 ( metres)
NN25154585259° W0.29 (2.91)Head down a broad stony ridge to the col at the head of Coire Toaig
NN24284581270° W0.2 (3.11)From Bealach 668 on the map
NN23984584250° WSW0.23 (3.34)Climb steeply to reach the east ridge of Stob Ghabhar.
NN23644541243° WSW0.15 (3.49)Traverse the narrow rocky crest to reach the summit then return part the way back
NN22944549147° SSE0.24 (3.73)The summit Stob Ghabhar - 1090 ( metres)
NN23154524148° SSE0.55 (4.28)Descend south eastern Stob Maol ridge
NN24284378117° ESE0.54 (4.82)Descend Coire Fearna and rejoin stalkers path
NN25234325162° SSE0.27 (5.09)Continue along stalker path back to metal hut and return to Victoria Bridge
Munros covered on Stob a'Choire Odhair, Stob Ghabhar
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
55 1090 Stob Ghabhar Peak of the goats Stob Roo-er
224 945 Stob a'Choire Odhair Summit of the corrie of the fallow cattle Stob a Horrer Ower