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Name:An Socach
Hill number:845
Height:921m / 3022ft
Parent (Ma):805  Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan [Sgurr nan Ceathramhnan]
RHB Section:11A: Loch Duich to Cannich
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Beauly
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo, Yeaman
(Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NH 08820 22987
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:123m
Col:798m  NH078228  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25 33
(1:25k) 414N
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 412 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Ascent via track along Allt Coire Ghaidheil to Bealach Coire Ghaidheil, along ridge to summit, descent down west ridge and track by Allt na Faingkdbennett16/06/2018
From end of minor road in Glen Affric, biked to Athnamulloch. For a round of NT, An Socach and Stob Coire na Cloiche.rhalstead11/06/2018
Round 2. Solo.Dangerous Dave19/05/2018
On own from bealach.Chris Blake30/04/2018
Baking hot day . Lovely cycle ride up Glen Affric from the East- with Paulyounggl25/05/2017
Mullach na Dheiragain/Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan/An Socach from Strawberry Cottage. With David Main.MorecambeMonkey13/05/2017
Climbed solo. Cycle from Glen Affric Hostel to Allt Coire Ghaidheil bridge. Stalkers path to Bealach Coire Ghaidheil. Rugged but straightforward ridge walk over An Socach N top, An Socach, An Socach W top, Stob Coire na Cloiche, Stob Coire nan Dearcag, Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan E top to Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan main summit. The latter is a superlative mountain - vast, complex, remote and with a nice pointy peak! Returned to Bealach Coire na Cloiche, and thence down fine stalkers path to the hostel. Weather was fine with morning mist clearing to give a fine afternoon with far-ranging views from all summits. Caught in a heavy shower on descent around 6pm. Time ~ 8 hours.jamessteel10020/08/2016
Day 2 of Mullardoch backpack.mikejacobs31/07/2016
YAC. pete Evans from Strawberry Cottage, Glen Affriclithosyork29/05/2016
Morvich - Allbeithe - An Socach - Mullach na Dheiragain - Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan - Beinn Fhada - A'Ghlas-bheinn - Morvich. Day 58 of 59 for all Munros. 44km, +/- 2900m, 15 hours.PGCE24/04/2016
With ChristineKeith9911/08/2015
Day 2 of Mullardoch roundvictimofmathema12/07/2015
On 2nd day of a 3-day backpack around the Mullardoch hills. Good views. Camped at Bealach Coire Ghaidheil.alistairpooler12/07/2015
Last Munro of six done today in great warm and sunny weather. Feel a wee bit tired. Now back to Strawberry Cottage campsite. 30km 2800m of ascent done in 16hrs.Play2End03/07/2015
With Ian, long walk up Glen Affricnickywood110/06/2015
with LSCCjvrussell803/02/2015
Done as a part of a complete round of Mullardoch 12grahamzwilson27/06/2014
3rd munro of the day. Easy climb up but recently dropped cloud prevented any view. Continued past summit and down by Allt Coire Ghaidheil to track along valley back to Strawberry Cottage for our last night out.dave neilson01/06/2014
with dave, after mullach nan dheiragain and sgurr nan ceathreamhnan from camp at loch affric (E,N and A)mn2301/06/2014
Camping at head of Glen Affric. Did this with Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan. Clear views - lovely ridge walk.Norman Reid01/06/2014
ghaley30/05/2014
1st of 3, solo. After getting soaked through on yesterday's 13hr epic I had pretty much given up. But a cracking nite's sleep in the van meant I was raring to go. Eaten alive by the midge getting my bike off the van and then it's around an hours cycle in to Alltbeithe. Cracker of a day and agood path albeit boggy further up. Dropped pack and over to Socach.bowzi25/08/2013
Long and arduous MTB trip from Glen Affric car park. Totally underestimated the time, so decided to bag this Munro and leave the other 2 for later.Jhimmy22/08/2013
With Climbing ClubJamesSDonald13/07/2013
Solo from Glen Affric Youth Hostel on seriously hot daymunromurph09/07/2013
After Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan and Mullach na Dheiragain. Camped in Bealach coire Ghaidheil. A fine day.mindlessflogger08/06/2013
1 of 7: From Glen Affric roadend CP.ChrisR07/05/2013
260th - Solo - round trip from Glen Affric YH, light rain initially then held off early afternoon, but winds built up with v strong gusts (80mph) followed by steady rain.RGibbs28/08/2012
cycled from end of public road to the hostel, then round of an socach, mullach an dheiragain, squrr nan ceathreamnan, and squrr gaorsaic in boiling hot sun.robertphillips26/05/2012
Hyperopic12/05/2012
Picked up on return from Mam Sodhail after an emergency bivi due to route error in clouddickscroop30/03/2012
Cycle & walk with Dave M - mist & cloud, but clearing at summitbarnz4801/10/2011
JimT11/06/2011
KeithByTheC31/05/2010
A long and hard walk back to the main ridge from Mullach na Dheiragain. yorkie09/06/2009
Walked in from Morvich, beautiful long stroll to bothy then up to An Socach. Company: Jake the Black Lab.iandesbottes10/05/2009
Ascent from Glen AffricHysteresis20/04/2009
Driving snowAJones19/12/2008
Second day of the Mullardoch trip, second munro at 12.00 midday. Quite a long drop off of Mam S. Fantastic views, really clear could see outer hebredes, skye, tomorrow's route etcMiss Munro02/09/2008
With Steve, Steven, Rod, AndrewOik17/06/2008
With Stephen, Grant, Rod and Andrew from Glen Affric YH. I returned from Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan while they did the outlier. SS17/06/2008
230redcon11/05/2008
With JayColinmac200504/05/2008
Munro 222 2007 compleationancient brit24/08/2007
staying at Albeithe YH, anticlockwise traverse over An Socach Man Sodhail, Carn Eige, sub Murdo Munro top, up Beinn Fhionlaidh, then back down into valley and north to south along Mullach na Dhearagain, skirting SE across the corrie rim back to beallach east of An Socach and though tired, forcing myself to hoof it up to Murdo Stob Coire na Cloiche, because I knew I'd kick myself forever in the future if I didn't.vegibagger26/07/2007
CK SheilaS03/06/2007
second ascent, with 3 others, goc 2007, climbed from the hostel at cammus luinnie on way to a wild camp on the ridge. 2 munros and several tops, generally clear with the odd snow flurryrum doodle 12/05/2007
and 30/07/2011chrispine13/04/2007
Staying with friends at Strawberry Cottage, which belongs to the An Teallach Mountaineering Club. We walked along the track going west to a ruin a little after Allt Coire Ghaidheil had been passed. The ruin is on the south side of the River Affric. Here we struck up the hillside northwards. We turned westwards to go up the nose of An Sornach and then NNW to reach the summit of Am Socach. Continued by going NE over the Corbett Top at 906m to Bealach Coire Ghàidheil, the last part to the Bealach being on a stalkers' path. We went down the stalkers' path, which is to the east of Allt Coire Ghaidheil. Initially this was good, but lower down the path was ruined by vehicle tracks which left the ground wet, muddy and slippery. It had been rather misty, very wet underfoot and with a little drizzly rain.pwbellarby24/10/2006
Second ascent 21/07/2010NormanW09/10/2006