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Name:Na Gruagaichean NW Top [North Top]
Hill number:302
Height:1038.8m / 3408ft
Parent (Ma):287  Binnein Mor
Parent (SMC):301  Na Gruagaichean
RHB Section:04A: Fort William to Loch Treig and Loch Leven
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Leven (Loch), Catchment Boundaries, Nevis
Class:Simm, Munro Top, Murdo
(Tu,Sim,MT,Mur)
Grid ref:NN 20108 65431
Summit feature:large cairn
Drop:44.3m
Col:994.5m  NN 20270 65304  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 41
(1:25k) 392
Survey:Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 343 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
with Caz the HatLittledave14/09/2018
The paths from Na Gruagaichean are very eroded now. An awful long descent to Kinlochleven by the meandering path; even worse than I remember. Solo.Dangerous Dave27/08/2018
Kinlochleven - Sgor Eilde Beag - Binnein Mor S Top - Binnein Mor - Na Gruagaichean - Na Gruagaichean NW Top - Kinlochleven.Mark Jackson21/08/2018
Solo, Martin gave it a missTopsaswell26/07/2018
With AS, IS.eks09/06/2018
With AS, ES.iks09/06/2018
From Kinlochleven (parked by church), followed paths into Coire na Ba, continuing up slopes of Na Gruagaichean, reaching ridge S of summit, then along ridge to summit, onto NW summit, then Stob Coire a' Chairn, N to An Garbhanach and An Gearanach, returning to Stob Coire a' Chairn, followed ridge to S top then Am Bodach, then to col with Sgurr an Iubhair, dropping S to follow track down Coire na h-Eirighe to WHW then back to Kinlochlevenkdbennett27/10/2017
CUHWC Glen Coe trip. With PF, DH and JG. Ascent from Kinlochleven. Glorious sunshine.AGWilliamson27/03/2017
Reached from Na Gruagaichean from Kinlochleven via Sgor Eilde Beag and Binnein Mor. Returned to Kinlochleven via Na Gruigachean and stalkers' path to west of Na Gruigachean.PeakyPete30/08/2016
ACW round of sqor eilde beag, binnein mor, binnein mor south top, na gruagaichean, na gruagaichean nw top, an garbhanach, an gearanach, stob coire a chairn, stob coire a chairn south top, am bodach from kinlochleven.robertphillips21/08/2016
With Nick Piotrowski on the way back to Mamore Lodge after doing Binnein Mor. Arctic conditions.signyred14/02/2016
From Kinlochleven a round of Na Gruagaichean, NT, An Garbhanach, An Gearanach, Stob Coire a'Chairn, ST and Am Bodach.rhalstead26/09/2015
with 3 munrosDunlawyering16/07/2015
JimT14/07/2015
From kinlochleven over to Munro topemily15/02/2015
With Iain McSkimmingHighland Days29/10/2014
Completed on Day 2 of Mamores traverse from Mullach nan Coirean to Binnein Mor.quadbarrel24/08/2014
4 eastern Mammores with Robert Wight from Kinlochleven. Sunny, calm high cloud, and perfect visibility.alexmaclennan29/06/2014
Loch Eilde Mor to Glen Nevis (supporting Lee & Jules' Ramsay Round)Geoff Briggs22/06/2014
5 of 9: From Na Gruagaichean.ChrisR09/10/2012
On a two day backpack around the Mamores and Grey Corries. Mainly dry and clear. Excellent views. See my blog post for more details: <a href="http://blog.alistairpooler.co.uk/2012/10/an-autumnal-lochaber-backpack-day-2.html" target="_blank">http://blog.alistairpooler.co.uk/2012/10/an-autumnal-lochaber-backpack-day-2.html</a>alistairpooler07/10/2012
with Markgrimjimm30/07/2011
Long day's solo walk from Kinlochleven in fine conditionsbarnz4829/08/2010
EKMC bus run, from Kinlochleven, with Alison & Renataagentmancuso09/05/2010
Superb winter mountaineering day from Mamore Lodge with PyB.jester6901/02/2010
DMN Uisdean2513/06/2009
alone SheilaS12/04/2009
Blisco11/04/2009
Attempted summit of Na Gruagaichean bit driven back be severe weather, pushed on instead to Stop Choire a' ChairnMountain_Mad29/10/2008
On attempt of all Munros and tops in 2007ancient brit19/06/2007
Completed Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban, Sgurr a Mhaim, Am Bodach, An Gearanach, Stob Coire, Na Gruagaichean, Binnein Beag, Sgurr Eildie Mor, Beinn Mor, Stob Ban, Stob Coire Claurigh, Stob Coire an Laoigh + 12 tops, with over night camp, 57km, 5700m, in 26.0hr walkingJamesSDonald26/04/2007
KeithByTheC29/07/2006
Mamores: all 10 Munros and 7 Tops from Polldubh car park. 32km, +/-3200m, 15hrs30.PGCE11/05/2006
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave01/10/2005
Steve S.Mountain Goat27/06/2005
t23redcon23/04/2005
See Sg Eilde Mor dbb04/07/2004
Solo. From Mamore Lodge. To Sgurr Eilde Mòr, Binnein Beag and Binnein Mòr. From Sgòr Eilde Beag I walked to the col with Na Gruagaichean up to the summit of Na Gruagaichean and the North West Top. Went down to the col at 783m and descended on a stalkers' path. This was not a good path and I probably deviated from it. I passed some sheep pens to reach the track used on the outward route and so returned to Mamore Lodge. The weather was dry and clear with some cloud. There was a light breeze so it was good walking weather - not too hot.pwbellarby04/08/2003
With: hb sb ab; Parked at Mamore Lodge. Path up Allt Coire na Ba to ridge then Na Gruagaichean summit & top. Back to Sto Coire a'Chairn then round to Am Bodach. Down to W bealach and down back to Mamore Lodge.Ian Baines30/05/2003
NUFWS Glen Coe weekend. Fi, Will, Craig & Housechild. Got to west top but didn't do the Munro summit.Grinner26/10/2002
On Mamore Lodge- Sgurr Elide Mor- Binnein Beag- Binnein Mor- Na Gruagaichean- Mamore Lodge round. Up here about 1820 hrs in beautiful golden evening light. With Pete.pwheeler31/05/2002
parked at Mamore lodge - took track then path to col at pt 783m, then two tops before direct descent to track down SW ridge, ouch!nordicstar16/12/2001
Self and dogInvicta1420/07/2001
Second ascent.thenomad02/09/2000
Company: Soloiandesbottes27/08/2000
Solo walk from Kinlochleven including Stob Coire a' Chairn and Am Bodachcatman24/07/2000
something like a 2.30am start on SW side of Sgurr Eilde Mor with Andy Elphinstone as part of a support group for John Fleetwood's attempt at a 24 hour Ramsays round. was so relatively slow that I was left behind very quickly. It was still going to be a big Munro day for me. SEM was second time after going up it on first week on honeymoon with Bridget. On to valley and round to Binnein Beag, up north ridge to Binnein Mor, Na Gruagaichean, NW top, Sob Coire a'Chairn, out and back to An Gearanach, Am Bodach and back SE to Kinlochleven. A seven Munro, eight Murdo day, with regrets that I didn't traverse out to Sgor Eilde Beag, which is now my only remaining unclimbed Mamores Murdo. Munro nos. 158-163vegibagger16/07/2000
Date unknown paulsross01/01/2000
Eventually found the linking col from the main summit in the misty conditions. yorkie25/10/1999
From Kinlochleven to Loch Eilde Mor, then Sgurr Eilde Mor, Binnein Beag, Binnein Mor and Na GruagaicheanGallovidian30/05/1999