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Name:Beinn a' Chroin
Hill number:2925
Height:941.4m / 3089ft
Parent (Ma):31  An Caisteal
RHB Section:01C: Loch Lomond to Strathyre
County/UA:Stirling (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Forth, Leven (Dumbarton)
Watershed:Firth of Forth, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Firth of Clyde, Land's End to John o' Groats, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo
(Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur)
Grid ref:NN 38758 18566
Summit feature:huge rounded rock
Drop:136.9m
Col:804.5m  NN 3815 1860  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50 56
(1:25k) OL39N 364N
Observations:rock 75m ENE at NN 38830 18602 is 1.1m lower
Survey:Leica Disto D510/Leica RX1250
Comments:Munro moved from hill 36. See Database Notes
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 576 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Beinn Chabhair and Beinn a' Chroin from Derrydaroch. Wet, Windy, Pathless and Painful. Great fun. AJ, AW.Fred Windsor11/09/2019
DavyDavy31/08/2019
A&B. Sunny. After An Caisteal.Morning03/08/2019
From Glen Falloch up Sron Gharbh then Twistin Hill on to An Caisteal summit. After a break and amazing views it was down to Beinn a' Chroin and the tasty scramble up to the west top, then summit, then east top for a longer break and more photos. Back down Beinn a' Chroin's north ridge into Coire Earb for a boggy return to the track then car park. Two brilliant Munros with superb views of big hills all around!Chris Mac06/07/2019
5/6 Sron Gharb, Twistin Hill, An Caisteal, Beinn a Chroin West Top, Beinn a Chroin and Beinn a Chroin East Top. Perfect Munro bagging day on the way home from Harris. Nice to walk on a path, if a bit squidgy in the valley home. Proud of the scrambling to get here.nickywood122/06/2019
Chris, FionaNHWC04/05/2019
From lay-by on A82, southwest of Crianlarich (NN 36852 23841). Under railway, followed surfaced track to 2nd gate then ascended Sron Gharbh; clear grassy path, occasionally boggy. Along the ridge past Twistin Hill to ascend An Caisteal. Steep descent to Bealach Buidhe followed by a steep ascent to the west top of Beinn a' Chroin involving a couple of awkward scrambles. Onwards to the Munro summit and east top before a straightforward descent down the north ridge to then follow the course of the River Falloch. Very boggy in parts before reaching the surfaced track.david23020103/05/2019
Best view of the day across snow covered hillscjo04/03/2019
Ben a Chroin and An casteillittle al24/02/2019
After An Caisteal, arrived at summit 1.15pmsignyred16/02/2019
Cold clear daywullclark02/01/2019
Crianlarich - Stob Garbh - Cruach Ardrain - Beinn Tulaichean - Beinn a' Chroin - An Caisteal - Crianlairich (via West Highland Way). Frozen ground and some snow, patches of blue sky in amongst the clouds.twg2704/12/2018
Climbed from the A82 layby 4km south of Crianlarich, An Caisteal first, returned via River Falloch. Misty in the morning then overcast with the clouds above the summits, 6:30 hours all in.chillyman811/08/2018
An Caisteal and Beinn a' Chroin and tops en route -Walkhighlands routeCrib Goch26/05/2018
Beinn Chabair, Beinn a Chroin, An Caisteal, Beinn Tulaichein, Cruach ArdrainHuwel17/05/2018
Beinglas Farm, Beinn Chabhair, An Caisteal, Beinn a Chroin, Beinn Tulaichean, Cruach Adrain, Stob Binnein, Ben More, Benmore Farm. Day 59 of 59 for all Munros. 25km, +/-3600m, 14 hours. This walk compleats: all the Munros for the second time, Munros in big days (59), and all 55 walks in the Big Walks book.PGCE29/04/2018
With ChristineKeith9928/09/2017
With keithchristine9928/09/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac12/08/2017
10 miles for bothTash18/07/2017
With Tashpigerg18/07/2017
An Caisteal - Beinn a'Chroin - Beinn Tulaichean - Cruach Ardrain. Some views and mostly dry. A tough walk - particularly the down and up between Beinn a'Chroin and Beinn Tulaichean.wozzat22/06/2017
From Glen Fallochquadbarrel02/04/2017
yaclithosyork29/12/2016
An Caisteal, Beinn a'Chroin and Beinn Chabhair from Derrydaroch, ascent via Twistin Hill, descent along Beinn Chabhair NW ridgekdbennett30/10/2016
KeithByTheC16/08/2016
With An Casteil. Great double. Long walk in.Langbank 25/06/2016
13th Munrolojzi86062108/05/2016
From Inverlochaig car parkJim.Fothergill16/04/2016
Snow and Blue Skies lovely viewsiannotts06/03/2016
an caisteal, beinn a chroin and tops from glen falloch.robertphillips13/01/2016
An Caisteal circuit in the cloudsjustin99914/08/2015
Up Coire Earb to Beinn a' Chroin, An Caisteal and Beinn Chabhair, then down by Allt a' Chuilinn and back along WHW and A82Gallovidian19/04/2015
With An Caistell from A82. Clear cold day (-7 deg at finish) and very icy on descent paths. 7 hourswychwood28/12/2014
3 tops to chose so bag them all great views long bog walk in or outAristotle Chip26/09/2014
lost phone yesterday, referendum day return. Get permission to drive car three miles up the track. Hill clagged in today, though it thins at times, never fully clears. Climb back to spot I expect to find my phone, sure enough it's there, it hasn't rained, just small bit of dew on glass front. Relieved, go on to west ridge summit, resolve to build Beinn a'Chroin summit it's very first cairn but not right on the summit, on edge of the embedded summit rock area about metre and half to the west. Also make a unilateral decision to demolish false cairn on other high point 80m to NE right next to path that I'm sure almost everyone will have assumed, wrongly, is the summit. No reason for it to be marked, so I scatter all the stones. When there in Dec 2001 I sat on east top for 45 mins watching 40 other people come across west ridge none of whom go to the actual new summit!! Many people think they've bagged this Munro but haven't!!vegibagger18/09/2014
with Alan Dawson, though much more slowly behind him as he forged ahead to do various surveys. First to the SE sub Sim, then up to the East top, former Munro summit, then to the two highest tops on the west ridge, NE and SW, only 80m apart and confirmed that the SW top with no marker at all is the highest point and the NE top in a 940m contour ring with a cairn up till this day, right next to the path isn't the summit but is about half metre lower. After going down to the col between it and An Caisteal we go to the other sub Sim SW top where I lie with my knees up, with phone in a side leg pocket with inefective velcro fastners for ten mins while Alan surveys much to my eventual consternation 90 mins on, as I find at the bottom at the track that my phone is missing. Certain that I know exactly where it is and resign myself to climbing again next day, referendum day.vegibagger17/09/2014
GMC weekend Beinglas Campsite near The Drover inn. Neil Goeff T and Bryn. 2 days of a longer weekend jps66606/09/2014
5 of 8: From Beinn Tulaichean. With Tim.ChrisR03/09/2014
Brian, Justine and Philip. A good day out on the hills.Eileen O'Neil13/07/2014
Second one of the day before a sing song Ob the walk out to meet Fi and Helen etc at Tyndrum.GravelMonkey12/10/2013
A round of An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin and tops.rhalstead13/09/2013
Munro No6. Circular walk from car park on A82 near Keilator Farm to include An Caisteal returning via Coire Earb.SteveSmith10/09/2013
The big one. Crianlarich 9am - Coire Ardrain (bog, and deer fence!) - steep to S C Bhuidhe - Stob Garbh - Cruach Ardrain 12.20 - Beinn Tulaichean - col and rough traverse to Stob Glas - ugly descent to 500m - enormous pull onto Beinn a'Chroin 3.30 - W Top - An Caisteal (wonderful hill) - climb to Beinn Chabhair almost finished me 6.30 - W ridge, down to lochan then pelt along burn and down to Inverarnan 8.20 to catch last bus! V hot and sunny all day. 8 litres, lots of streams, much cake, 5 Munros, last day.Mark Jackson19/07/2013
Done alone on stay at Crianlarich. I then went on after the usual meet ( did not stay on that) and met Julie B at loch Quoich). Misty and interesting ascent up the rear of this hill.Bookerdddd31/05/2013
Climbed in glorious sunshine from Crianlarichtheczernobog07/05/2013
Winter day with USMC, claire & tom. white outs, took 5 hours from the carpark at inverlochlarig due to deeeeep snow. Also did An Caisteal after meeting a big group of folks in the beallach who had ploughed a motorway up for us!Loz_mck03/11/2012
Bike & walk with Dave M & Jim S in fine conditions from Balquhidder (previously attempted 25/12/2003 & 02/01/2006 from Crianlarich both in poor conditions)barnz4822/09/2012
Is this the top? Poor visibility, again!robertgn22/08/2012
Estimated date - done soloAimless Rambler12/06/2012