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Name:Sron nan Colan
Hill number:5796
Height:590m / 1936ft
Parent (Ma):87  Meall Odhar
RHB Section:01D: Inveraray to Crianlarich
County/UA:Stirling (UA), Argyll and Bute (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Awe, Tay
Watershed:Firth of Tay, Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Greater Loch Linnhe, Land's End to John o' Groats, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five
Grid ref:NN 31159 30279
Summit feature:outcrop 2m from cairn
Col:534m  NN306304  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) OL39N 364N 377E
Survey:obvious summit
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Train to Tyndrum Lower. North-westwards along track beside railway, then up lead miners’ track, occasionally straying on to mining spoil (very loose stones and very unpleasant). Footpath from top of mining area to ridge, heather and rough grass to top. Dry and windy, sun just coming out of cloud, Ben Oss, Beinn Dubhchraig, Beinn Laoigh still capped. Crianlarich hills silhouetted like a Japanese painting. Down north-westwards along ridge, making for Drochaid an Droma.mainnirnamfiadh25/07/2018
Tha's gold in dem da hills ... just follow the zigzag path!summitter29/06/2018
parked at lower tyndrum train station cp, up zig zag path, return forestry track through trees, sron nan colan, drochaid an droma, meall odhar, beinn chuirn, beinn chuirn south top.robertphillips24/06/2018
Took a similar route to Robert, but without the two Beinn Churn tops. The cairn on Sron currently sports a small Saltire. Drochaid an Droma's high point is either the northern or southern rocky top; the flat rock in between is lower. The descent from Meall Odhar to the Cononish track is seriously hard going over unremitting tussocks.Nick Down124/06/2018
5 of 5: From Drochaid an Droma. With David.ChrisR20/06/2017
Parked 100m W of major road junction. Took a line up the mine shafts.jimbloomer02/05/2017
Debs and Goska from Campsite before tea at the Good Food CafeMountain Goat17/09/2016
Solo. From Tydrum up the zig-zag path beside the old lead mines - an easy way to gain height. On to Sron nan Colan. Summit is cairn on rocky knoll. Easy walking to the summit of Drochaid an Droma. Highest point is rock - there is a minute cairn beside it. Continued to Meall Odhar.pwbellarby16/09/2016
from Tyndrum back via Summits and gold mine back to Tyndrumcjo14/05/2016
Meall Odhar from Tyndrum. On own.MorecambeMonkey28/07/2015
Climbed with Meall Odharmunromurph15/08/2014
CK SheilaS01/01/2014
From Tyndrum BTW hostel. Followed route up to and through old lead mines. Watch the line/zig zags. In snow was tricky. Gained Sron nan Colan, then into biting wind/snow to Droma sub top then Graham Beinn Odhar. Deep snow, glad to reverse route with wind on backs. Tough day!nordicstar28/12/2013
Meall Odhar (NN298298) S/F NN 327305 Supurb winter morning. Overnight snow followed by freezing temperature and clear sunny sky. Low cloud drifting between hills, no wind, sunny. Clouding over lunch time giving light snow showers.John Young01/02/2010
On a hitchhiking journey to Skye, I stopped off for a day in Tyndrum, aiming to do Ben Lui but the weather was awful so I came up here instead. Pleasant climb up through the woods. Continued on to Meall Odhar.Jake99414/07/2008
Ascended from Tyndrum on the way to Meall Odhar in brilliant weather.JohnW28/04/2007
with Jamie and Dant familyvegibagger29/08/2005
from Tyndrum Lower station. In full rain gear over railway on WHW for 1/2m, up through trees onto stone strewn hillside and zig zags pleasantly up to top. Traffic noise dulling to silence. On wet grassy tussock by fence posts to top at 12.00. to D an Droma.arranc01/04/2005
Ascent during 3 day wild camping trip with brother. Day 1: Short 3.5Km ascent from Tyndrum and camp on hill side. Day 2: Ascent of Meall Odhar, Beinn Chuirn, Ben Lui, and Ben a Chleibh before setting up camp. 15Km. Day 3: Day in clouds. Ascent of Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig, then return to Tyndrum. 12.5Km.VirtualMountain09/07/1999
With: solo; Climbed from Tyndrum. Path indistinct at first then better higher. Well meaning people had fenced across path in places but I ignorred them. Summit in snow. Headed off to Meall Odhar. Delightful ascent.Ian Baines20/04/1999
Date unknown RHW01/01/1990
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Dave Geere14/05/2018
andrew brown06/01/2018
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sarah mundell28/03/2016
Tom Mundell28/03/2016
Colin Crawford10/03/2016
Steve Q10/04/2015