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Name:An Socach
Hill number:931
Height:1069m / 3507ft
RHB Section:12B: Killilan to Inverness
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Alsh & Duich, Beauly
Watershed:Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Inner Moray Firth, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur)
Grid ref:NH 10064 33263
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:207m
Col:862m  NH111334  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25
(1:25k) 429 430
Survey:obvious summit
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From Mullardoch dam akong N shore of Loch Mullardoch to Allt Socrach, then E up to An Socach's S ridge (Meall a' Chaisg), followed ridge over An Socach, then to An Riabhachan via W and SW Tops, to NE Top, crossed col to Sgurr na Lapaich and on to Carn nan Gobhar, descending to Allt Mullardoch and joining hydro track back to the dam. With SD.kdbennett20/06/2018
Tim Elliot neil hutton27/05/2018
With GeraldineChris Blake03/05/2018
With ChisGeraldine Fardon03/05/2018
From tent 2m W of Iron Lodge ,used bike . 8 hours or so . Overcast, tops clear . Rain 5 mins after getting back to car !younggl01/05/2018
Whole ridge to An Socach from the dam, long walk back alongside the Loch.tomd423/09/2017
2nd time. Parked at West end of Strathfarrar. 4 Munros on south side of glen, followed by An Cruachan as a short diversion on the way back. 26km, 2100m up and down. Lady at the gate her usual cheery self: gave me a bollocking for driving up to the gate 3 minutes before 9am!PGCE03/07/2017
Camped on a very wet night below Mullardoch Dam then woke to news of Tory election fiasco. Got 8.30 boat with Angus to far end of Loch Mullardoch and avoided most of the peat hags. Long steep climb but dry and fabulous views of mountains all round.dave neilson09/06/2017
Ferryman Angus to the start o the walk, avoidng peat hags. Cloud on summit but otherwise perfect.mn2309/06/2017
Anticlockwise round of the Mullardoch Munros. On own.MorecambeMonkey03/05/2017
Final peak of a 2-day Mullardoch backpack.mikejacobs31/07/2016
Long ridgewalk in steadily improving conditions, from blustery showers and low cloud to calm and sunny. Ferry into An Socach and walked back to car.alexmaclennan22/06/2016
Day 2 of Mullardoch roundvictimofmathema12/07/2015
On 2nd day of a 3-day backpack around the Mullardoch hills. Cloud on the summits.alistairpooler12/07/2015
End of a long day, beautiful eveningamelialloyd03/07/2015
Epic. Boat out, scrambling in places, bum slide in June, avalanche damage on Sgurr na Lapaich. Great day with Rod, Stephen and Andrew.SS23/06/2015
Strathfarrar Last Trig Challenge: summit 4 of 11 from Loichel power sta in wind and rain. Trig 2 of 3. Steeply up N spur. Bad conditions: took a minute to realise route to E ridge starts north.RHW18/06/2015
With Jenny Ken, Caroline Barry Fred and Helen, cracking day before Caroline's 50th Birthday party. Boat hired to take us along Loch Mullardoch and then climbed via Coire Mhaim, continuing along three more Munros. Whilst in boat the pilot of boat explained he had been out all night on a rescue and they were still looking for 70 year old lost on the Munro to the South. He was later found having descended to Loch Mullardoch in whiteout instead of Glen Afric - goes to show! Very lucky man - one of the remotest spots in the highlands.nickywood108/06/2015
On the TGO Challenge with Sue - Hill 2 - on a lovely sunny day, Day 2 from Dornie start.Phreerunner09/05/2015
It was a long way back to the dam from here. The lochside path was awful, not much of it, very hard work fighting through ferns and rough underfoot. Bridge was out over Alt Taige requiring a wade through some carefully chosen rapids. Altogether my GPS said 20.4 miles, it took 12 hours to do the 4. I was knackered!steveroberts23/08/2014
With Anne Dawson, Heather Falconer, Andy Bennett, Eric,Terry, Mitch and Heather. Got ferry along the loch Perfect walking weather. Clear 360 degree views to Ben Klibreck and Skye. Took about 9 hoursmunromurph29/06/2014
Done as a part of a complete round of Mullardoch 12grahamzwilson26/06/2014
Reached this (from east to west route) in 6 hours 30 mins. It's a hardish route from An Rib. some narrow ridges and angles. Very thick cloud. Couldn't get the descent right and went to far south at meall a Chaisg. A VERY long walk back to dam. Path is hardly existing. Pay the boatman is my recommendation.Jhimmy23/06/2014
ghaley29/05/2014
Great boat in. Good ridge up. Nice weatherakmilne03/05/2014
Got the boat to the start rather than walking in, done all 4 on the circuit. Long day but very rewarding!FCMark03/05/2014
First Munro of the day with GHC. Cool and clear.Play2End03/05/2014
Along ridge from An Riabhachan. Long trudge back across moor (without GPS lost on descent) to ensure I got back to Struy gate by 8pm. Made it with five minutes to spare.chriswatson15/08/2013
Solo. 1st of 4 on an absolute roaster of a day. Got the boat along and a decent path up, but no wind meant a midge and kleg ambush :l Had to head back and get a water bottle I dropped. :( Epic views but a tough day ahead!bowzi20/07/2013
After An Riabhachan. Descended to the eastern end of Loch Mullardoch where we camped at 292078. Only met one other person, a fell runner who had bivi gear.mindlessflogger07/06/2013
With Tim, Canoed in from Cannich camped at NH140311.Loz_mck02/02/2013
See Creag Dubhdickscroop20/09/2012
Climbed with Rickard. Rainy start to the day but brightened up considerably by the time we start the ascent at at the west side of Loch Mullardoch (horrible track from where we parked the car to the start of the ascent!). Long day!amcculloch25/08/2012
251st - with Allan - from east end of Loch Mullardoch, completed round of 4 west to east. Some light rain, mostly dry, clouds almost clear of tops. Midges active along loch.RGibbs25/08/2012
round of carn nan gobhar, squrr na lapaich, an riabhachan, and an socach, long way back along loch edge.robertphillips23/03/2012
From Camas Luinie in Glen Elchaig. Biked to Iron Lodge and then walked across An Socach to An Riabhachan. From this side, one gets a true appreciation of how remote these fabulous Munros are. With DW, SL, PM & DT.AGWilliamson20/09/2011
JimT10/06/2011
CraigW30/04/2011
Solo.Dangerous Dave12/06/2010
With Laura, from Glen Strathfarrar.Grinner21/03/2009
This was the third day of the Mullardoch trip. Started out in sun, was a bit blowy by the top, still good views. got to the top at 1100 - fab views of the route and the next three, as well as the previous daysMiss Munro03/09/2008
completed with club, Carn nan Gobhair, Sgurr na Lairaich, An Ruabhachain, An Socach + 4 Tops, 33km, 2225m, in 10.1hrJamesSDonald02/08/2008
With Jay, by boat, death trap!Colinmac200528/06/2008
3rdThearlaichdubh13/06/2008
alone SheilaS28/04/2008
Munro 233 2007 compleationancient brit31/08/2007
If anyone bothers to read these, just one hint if it has rained hard and the streams are in spate use the boat because one stream on the way in was a real joy to cross, not. Must be great to live at the base of An Socach very peaceful. Hard climb up as from the waist down soaked after crossing that stream. However this walk and ridge was a surprise. Both Martin and I really enjoyed the views. Company: Martin Stewartiandesbottes20/05/2006
solo with DM, GL on a four Munro backpack tripFrank31/05/2005
Boat in, then Mullardoch 4 plus Tops. Day 12 of 59 for all Munros.PGCE06/05/2005
With PaulineRobF18/07/2004