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Name:Beinn a' Chroin East Top [Beinn a' Chroin]
Hill number:36
Height:940.1m / 3084ft
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:Simm, Munro Top, Murdo, Yeaman
(Tu,Sim,MT,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NN 39399 18587
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:63.1m
Col:877m  NN 3919 1861  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50 56
(1:25k) OL39N 364N
Survey:Leica RX1250
Comments:Munro relocated to hill 2925 in SMC online Munros Table. Retention as a Top has been assumed. See Database Notes. Col height measured as 877.0m.
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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
6/6 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.nickywood122/06/2019
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
Now down the broad ridge and the long bog to the hydro road.cjo04/03/2019
Ben a Chroin and An Casteillittle al24/02/2019
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
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
Alone, after doing An Caisteal and the other tops of Beinn a' Chroin.Grinner06/01/2018
With ChristineKeith9928/09/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac12/08/2017
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
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
lovely blue skies very little wind lots of snowiannotts06/03/2016
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
A round of An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin and tops.rhalstead13/09/2013
Picked off on way from Beinn a'Chroin and An Caisteal. Circular walk from car park on A82 near Keilator Farm to include An Caisteal & Beinn a' Chroin 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
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
Estimated date - done solo after Munro.Aimless Rambler12/06/2012
SelfHighland Days14/11/2011
Second visit to Beinn a' Chroin to visit the East Top and and thus make sure I'd visited the Munro! Ascended via Twistin' Hill and An Caisteal.davidpettit8426/10/2011
Estimated date but was in June. Pleasingly rocky wee hill. Did it with An Caisteal in foul weather - no views but great rocky ridge. Difficult route-finding back down in the cloud - ended up going a bit east of intended route. Nice views coming down Upperbobblehat_kenny01/06/2011
Date is an estimate, but did An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin on a very wet day in June 2011. Great hills. Beinn a'Chroin has confusing multiple summits but I made sure I went up all 3 so definitely bagged this one.milngavie_kenny01/06/2011
Solo ascent with dogsalexmaclennan28/05/2011
with Dalerambler_gary11/02/2011
MSMI Uisdean2523/12/2010
Climbed with Jon on DMC first meet! Excellent day, sunny / clear with no wind.amcculloch25/09/2010
Did this after An Caisteal with Allan on a nice sunny day. Descent route through Coire Earb was a bit boggy though!jonbowyer25/09/2010
Climbed with Maggie and Roy.Clouds lifted and sun broke thru' so that we enjoyed great views north in warm sun.dave neilson18/04/2010
dave and roymn2318/04/2010
With Lynsey. Sunny.alistairpooler11/10/2009
climbed with tom and alan from Inverlochlaraig in snowmunromurph14/08/2009
Last of the three tops for me before backtracking to end the day with An Caisteal.campagvelocet02/06/2009
Myself and Jim, hellish walk in, Beinn a'Croin first then An Caisteal and down off the ridge.bowzi10/05/2009
Gavin Appleton Keith Armour, Neil Bradbrook Completed horseshoe loop after An Castiel on a glorious spring day. Once again got sun burnt when we were expecting an overcast day. Well worth it.ian-e18/04/2009
Full cover of fresh snow above 750m. Path covers some quite steep ground on way up from An Caisteal, tricky in the snow!Hammy01/03/2009
Climbed with An Caistelakmilne15/11/2008
Climbed main central summit - 942m, not this east topKevin2903505/05/2008
done with an caisteal from inverlochlarigbuggerlugs26/08/2007
5 of 9: From Beinn Tulaichean.ChrisR09/08/2007
See Cruach Ardrain dbb07/08/2007
Make sure you go for East top, a bit of a gulley between the East and West tops and tempting to go West !dspenc1622/07/2007
Munro 81 2007 compleationancient brit07/06/2007
Parked on main A82 road in layby approx: NN351220. From Caisteal it's actually a long way to east summit. double backed and found a route to Beinn Chabhair.Jhimmy26/02/2007
from An Casteal. deep snow drifts. visibility poor at top.Nigel Royle21/01/2007
alone SheilaS16/06/2006